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Crusaders Even Record with Win over Youngstown Christian, 28-7
Steubenville Central improved to 4-4 after beating Youngstown Christian at Harding Stadium Saturday evening, 28-7. Central got on the board with the first of three TD passes by Tony Barber, when he connected with Robbie Lefever from 12 yards out. The Eagles scored late in the first half to take a 7-7 score into half time. The second half was all Crusaders as Barber tossed touchdown passes to Kutch Clark from 19 and Seth Potenzini from 35 yards. Barber also had a 36 yard rushing touchdown. Stone Romano rushed for 188 yards in the game.

Central Stops Barnesville, 35-13
Steubenville Central rebounded from a tough loss to defeat Barnesville on Friday evening at Harding Stadium, 35-13. The Crusaders got on the board on a 17 yard TD pass from Tony Barber to Brody Mihalyo after an interception by Robbie Lefever. Central moved to 21-0 on a pair of scores by Stone Romano, and took that lead into the intermission. Central added two scores in the second half, as Romano posted his third TD of the game and John Fallon caught a 28 yard TD pass from Barber. Central improves to 3-4 on the season.

Central Loses Heartbreaker to Bellaire, 29-28
Bellaire came back from an 18 point deficit in the second half to defeat Steubenville Central 29-28 at Harding Stadium Saturday evening. The Crusaders scored three touchdowns in quick succession in the second quarter on a Stone Romano run and two TD passes from Tony Barber, one to Seth Potenzini covering 75 yards and another of 44 yards to Robbie Lefever. With Central ahead 28-17 late in the third quarter, Bellaire began their comeback with two rushing scores. After this, Central missed a chance to put the game away when an apparent touchdown pass was called back after a block in the back. Then the Big Reds marched down the field, finally converting on an 18 yard run for the winning score on a fourth and inches play with 40 seconds remaining. Central drops to 2-4 on the season.