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Madonna Tops Central, 28-7
Steubenville Central lost to Weirton Madonna at Jimmy Carey Stadium Friday evening, 28-7. The Blue Dons took a quick 14-0 lead within the first four minutes of the game, taking the opening kickoff for a TD, and then intercepted a pass on Central's first play from scrimmage and returned it 32 yards to Central's 18 before tallying another touchdown. Madonna scored again in the second quarter to take a 20-0 lead into halftime. The Crusaders drove to Madonna's three yard line on the strength of a 35 yard completion from Andrew Dorsey to Tyler Ialenti in the third quarter before being turned back on fourth down. Central finally got on the board in the final period on a 35 yard run by Dorsey. The Crusaders fall to 3-6 and conclude the regular season at Toronto next Friday. The upcoming game has playoff implications as Central unofficially is ranked 18th in Division VII Region 25.

Central Rolls Over Millersport, 41-8
Steubenville Central got back on the winning track with a convincing win over Millersport on Saturday at Harding Stadium, 41-8. The Crusaders converted three fumble recoveries and a blocked punt into touchdowns over the visitors, several on short drives of three or four plays. Central scored on their first five possessions of the first half and were driving for a sixth as time ran out, to take a 34-0 lead going into halftime. The teams only scored once each in a second half played entirely with a running clock. Dashon Hawkins scored four rushing TDs and Tyler Ialenti and Tim Lamantia added one each, while Antonio McGinnis converted 5 of 6 extra points. The Crusaders improve their record to 3-5, and travel to Weirton to take on Madonna (3-2) next Friday.

Conotton Valley Overtakes Central, 20-14
Conotton Valley scored twelve points in the fourth quarter to rally past Steubenville Central 20-14 on Friday evening in Bowerston. After a scoreless first quarter, Central got on the scoreboard when Dashon Hawkins capped a 77 yard drive with a one yard TD, set up by an option pass from Tyler Ialenti to Primo Toriscelli to the one. After CV took an 8-7 lead, Central closed the first half scoring with a pass from Andrew Dorsey to Ialenti to take a 14-8 advantage into the intermission. That lead lasted until early in the final period when the Rockets recovered a Central fumble in the end zone to tie the score, then forged ahead for good with 4:47 remaining in the game. Central drops to 2-5 on the season, and takes on Millersport (2-3) Saturday in their final home game of the season.