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Central Falls Just Short Against Toronto, 13-6
Steubenville Central lost a heartbreaker to Toronto Saturday evening at Harding Stadium, 13-6. The Crusaders, faced with a fourth and goal from the Toronto five yard line with five seconds left in the game, threw an interception to ice the game for Toronto. After the visitors took a 7-0 lead into intermission, Jeffrey Dawson scored the Crusaders' only points with a one yard run in the third quarter to trim the Red Knights' lead to 7-6. Toronto added another touchdown with 2:38 left in the contest, shortly before Central attempted their comeback. Central ends its season at 5-5, and with the loss does not qualify for the playoffs.

Central Gets By Madonna, 17-12
Steubenville Central defeated Weirton Madonna 17-12 on Saturday afternoon at Jimmy Carey Stadium. Anthony LeFever led the way with 99 yards rushing and 60 yards passing, while picking off three passes. The Crusaders took the opening kickoff and marched down the field in a drive that consumed over ten minutes, capping it off with a five yard pass from LeFever to Jayden Keeder. Central would take that 7-0 lead into halftime. After the Blue Dons closed to 7-6, Central widened the margin with a Daniel Kissinger 18 yard field goal and a TD pass from LeFever to Anthony Sprochi. LeFever sealed the game with his third interception late in the fourth quarter. The game was marred by 17 penalties, 11 by the Crusaders, and nine turnovers, six by Madonna. Central improves to 5-4 and remains alive for a playoff berth if they defeat Toronto next week.

Central Handles Trinity, 37-7
Steubenville Central cruised to a 37-7 victory over Morgantown Trinity Christian on Saturday evening at Harding Stadium. The Crusaders put up three scores in the first six minutes of the game to build a 20-0 lead. Anthony Sprochi took the opening kickoff 99 yards and was tackled just short of the goal line, where Jeffrey Dawson would run it in on the next play. After an Anthony LeFever interception, Central quickly scored again. LeFever, taking over for the injured Ryan Gorman, ran 32 yards to the seven yard line, and Dawson once again scored on a rushing TD. On the first play of the next possession, Dawson scored from 52 yards out. Jayden Keeder and LeFever added rushing touchdowns, the latter on a 68 yard play to build the lead to 34-0 midway though the second quarter. At that point, both coaches agreed to invoke the running clock rule, which would normally be effect in the second half. Jack Rook nailed a 25 yard field goal in the third period, and the Warriors got on the board in the final minute. Central improves to 4-4 and travels to Weirton Madonna next Saturday for a 12:00 game.