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Central Beats Madonna, 33-14
Steubenville Catholic Central broke open a close game in the fourth quarter to defeat Weirton Madonna at Harding Stadium on Saturday evening, 33-14. The Crusaders took a 14-7 lead into half time on the strength of two touchdown passes from Justin Hartzell to Geno DiBiase, the second covering 65 yards. A Blue Don score three minutes into the final period closed the margin to 20-14, but Central responded with TDs by Hayden Daley and Hartzell on its next two possessions to put the game out of reach. The Crusaders improve to 4-5 on the season.

Central Stops Edison Comeback Attempt to Win, 40-39
Steubenville Catholic Central survived a 26 point fourth quarter rally by Edison to win 40-39 at Richmond on Friday evening. With the Crusaders holding a 40-13 lead after three periods, the Wildcats reeled off four touchdowns to pull within one point. The hosts then went for a two point conversion but the pass fell incomplete. Geno DiBiase scored two touchdowns on defense – one on an 80 yard interception and the other on a 20 yard fumble return. Justin Hartzell passed for one touchdown and ran for two more, the second coming from 62 yards. The Crusaders improve to 3-5 on the season and take on Weirton Madonna next Saturday.

Crusaders Beat Bishops, 41-14
Steubenville Catholic Central mounted a balanced offensive attack on Homecoming Night Saturday at Harding Stadium in defeating Bishop Donahue, 41-14. Amin Yondez Butler started the scoring with a 21 yard pass from Justin Hartzell in the first quarter. Then Central capitalized on a Vinnie DiCarlantonio interception, when Hartzell hit Geno DiBiase for a 49 yard pass to set up a two yard rushing TD by Craig Smith. The Crusaders built their lead to 21-0 at the beginning of the third quarter following another turnover when Smith recovered a fumble on the kickoff, and Butler scored from seven yards out, a play which followed another long pass to DiBiase. Central capped their scoring on a 33 yard Kutch Clark catch and another two yard TD by Smith, who rushed for 100 yards for the second consecutive game. Hartzell passed for 207 yards with three TD passes in his first start at quarterback since week four. Central improves to 2-5 on the season, and travels to Richmond next Friday to take on Edison.