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Central Closes Season with 56-7 Win
Steubenville Catholic Central defeated Bellaire St. John 56-7 at Harding Stadium Saturday evening in the final game of the 2015 season. Seth Potenzini had a hand in most of the 29 points that the Crusaders would put up in the first quarter. He caught three TD passes from Tony Barber, blocked a punt that went out of the end zone for a safety, and capped the period's scoring with a 65 yard option pass to John Fallon. Central took a 50-0 lead into halftime after Barber tossed two more scoring passes, one to Fallon and the other to Potenzini, and scored himself on a 15 yard run. Central held the Irish to no first downs and only 25 total yards in the first half, and consequently the second half was played with a running clock and eight minute quarters. Early in the final period, Brody Mihalyo intercepted a pass and returned it 69 yards, setting up Cedro Parise's one yard run for the final TD of the game. Barber's five touchdown passes gave him 31 on the season. Central finishes the season with a 6-4 record on the strength of five consecutive wins.

Central Stops Madonna, 48-7
Steubenville Catholic Central won its fourth game in a row with a convincing win over Weirton Madonna, 48-7, Saturday evening in Weirton. Nate Kilonsky put the Crusaders on the board with a 27 yard TD reception from Tony Barber, and Robbie LeFever followed with a 55 yard scamper to push the lead to 13-0. Central broke the game open early in the second quarter with two scores in quick succession: a 25 run by Barber and a 14 yard pass reception to John Fallon following a fumble recovery by Brody Mihalyo deep in Blue Don territory. Central padded the lead to 48-0 with scores by Fallon, Cedro Parise and Anthony Heavlin, before giving up a late touchdown to spoil the shutout. Central improves to 5-4 on the season.

Central Reaches .500 With Win Over Bishop Donahue
Steubenville Catholic Central combined a balanced offense and solid defense in defeating Bishop Donahue 42-14 at Moundsville Friday evening, in the first ever meeting between the two schools. The Crusaders wasted little time in getting on the scoreboard, as Tony Barber ran for a 44 yard touchdown on their first possession, and minutes later hit John Fallon on a 70 yard scoring pass. After Central stopped the Bishops on fourth down at their 15, they marched down the field to score again, this time on a one yard run by Robbie Lefever. The hosts fought back to cut the lead to 21-14. But Central tacked on two more rushing TDs in the first half, by Cedro Parise and and Lefever, to pad their lead to 35-14 at the intermission. Lefever closed the scoring with a 51 yard touchdown pass from Barber, who surpassed 2000 passing yards on the season in this game. The Crusaders improved to 4-4 on the season.