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Saturday afternoon battle

WEIRTON — Madonna is going against a couple of the toughest teams on the 2019 schedule, and they come at a time when it is hoping to make a run at the playoffs, so it will be going from the frying pan into the fire this week at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The game time for this key Week 9 match-up ...

Blue Dons, Red Knights have something to prove

TORONTO — The schedule makers couldn’t have scripted Friday night’s small-school marque game between visiting Madonna and Toronto at Clarke Hinkle Field. Both teams need to win this one to keep their playoff home-field advantage goals alive. The game starts at 7 p.m. The Blue Dons ...

Red Riders must win, Wildcats still seeking first victory

RICHMOND — On the surface, it appears that Weir High at Edison Friday night would not be what one would call an important game. After all, Edison is winless and the Red Rider loss last week dropped them to 3-4, which temporarily moved them out of playoff contention at 24th place in West ...

Red-hot Huskies look to snap Bears’ streak

CADIZ — Oak Glen is undefeated heading into its match-up with Harrison Central Friday night, coming off passing one of its biggest tests of the season with flying colors in Week 7, a 44-7 blowout of a Toronto team that had been on a five-game win streak. The Huskies, on the other hand, ...

Big Red takes unexpected break

STEUBENVILLE — When the 2019 schedule was announced, Reno Saccoccia figured to be busy this week preparing his Big Red for a home game against Canada Football North St. Joseph. Unfortunately, St. Joseph officials announced in mid-August their program had been shut down. Thus, Big Red finds ...

Crusaders hope to snap small losing streak

STEUBENVILLE — Catholic Central will look to snap a two-game losing streak Saturday when it welcomes Morgantown Trinity Christian to Harding Stadium. After taking down Caldwell, 35-2, the Crusaders went on the road and fell to powerful Lucas. Last week, Harrison Central turned two ...