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Central Falls to South Harrison, 48-14
Steubenville Central could not contain a powerful rushing attack by South Harrison at Lost Creek, West Virginia, as they lost 48-14 on Friday evening. The first half was all Hawks as they opened up a 34-0 lead at the intermission. The Crusaders struck back on a 76 yard pass from Justin Hartzell to Gino DiBiase early in the third quarter. Later Craig Smith scored from seven yards out. Central drops to 2-2 on the season and will host Warren JFK next Saturday.

Central Comes Up Short Against Western Reserve, 43-33
Steubenville Central lost a hard fought game on Friday to Western Reserve at Berlin Center, 43-33. The teams were tied after one quarter 14-14, and the Blue Devils edged ahead at half time 28-27 on a touchdown in the final 15 seconds. From there, the opponents traded touchdowns before Western Reserve got on the board again near the end of the third period, the last points of the game. Central spread their scoring evenly, with Justin Hartzell, Craig Smith, Anthony Fallon, Jah Sawyer and Levi Thompson getting one TD each. The Crusaders fall to 2-1 on the season and are on the road again next Friday in Lost Creek, WV, vs. South Harrison.

Central Overpowers Oak Glen, 63-28
Steubenville Central broke open a close game with a strong second half enroute to a 63-28 victory over Oak Glen Saturday evening at Harding Stadium. The two teams traded touchdowns and were tied 14-14 midway through the second quarter. The Crusaders scored twice more but the Golden Bears closed the gap to 28-21 just before halftime with a 60 yard interception return as Central was driving for another score. Central pulled away in the third quarter with three TDs and added another early in the final period on a 51 yard interception return by Anthony Fallon for a 35 point margin, which resulted in a running clock the rest of the way. Senior Levi Thompson and junior Craig Smith each had three touchdowns on the night, while quarterback Justin Hartzell displayed a strong passing game with four TD passes and 247 yards in the air. Central improves to 2-0 and will travel to Berlin Center next Friday to take on Western Reserve (1-1).