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Central Takes Down Carrick, 29-0
Steubenville Central shut down Pittsburgh Carrick 29-0 at Harding Stadium Saturday evening. In a game that was played primarily in Carrick territory, the Crusaders tallied two safeties on the night. Tyler Ialenti, who started at quarterback, got things going early when he intercepted a pass on the first play from scrimmage deep in Raider territory and then scored from four yards out three plays later. On the next series of downs, Braden Rauch tackled the opposing QB in the end zone for the first safety. Late in the second period, Central marched 53 yards on seven plays, capped by a one yard TD by Andrew Dorsey that boosted the lead to 15-0 at the half. The Crusaders forced another safety early in the third quarter, and Ialenti added two more rushing touchdowns. Central improves to 2-5 and travels to Bridgeport Friday for their final road game of the season.

Madonna Spoils Crusaders' Homecoming, 29-14
Weirton Madonna scored twice late in the fourth quarter in Steubenville Central's Homecoming game Saturday evening at Harding Stadium to take home a 29-14 victory. The Blue Dons scored on the third play from scrimmage via a 64-yard pass play, and tacked on another score to build a 14-0 lead. Central answered with a 45-yard TD pass from Andrew Dorsey to BJ Fallon with no time remaining on the first quarter clock, then marched 64 yards down the field on four plays, capped by a Dorsey 8-yard run, making it 14-14 at halftime. The score would remain tied until 3:35 of the fourth quarter when Madonna struck for a 59-yard touchdown pass, then capitalized on an interception deep in Central territory for a final scoring play. Central drops to 1-5 and hosts Pittsburgh Carrick next Saturday.

Edison Shuts Out Central, 34-0
Steubenville Central lost to undefeated Edison 34-0 at Richmond on Thursday evening. The Wildcats got on the board quickly when they intercepted a pass on the third play from scrimmage and took it back 55 yards for a pick six. Central's defense forced punts on the next few drives and pinned Edison on their one yard line, thanks to a 63-yard punt by Daniel Bolster. However, Gage Cline of the hosts reeled off a 98-yard TD run from there, and added another touchdown to make the score 21-0 at the half. Two more TDs in the third period forced a running clock for the duration of the game. Central drops to 1-4 on the season, and entertains Weirton Madonna at home next Saturday.