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Central Reigns Over Thunder, 36-6
Steubenville Catholic Central closed the season with a victory over the Reigning Sports Thunder club team from Columbus at Harding Stadium on Saturday afternoon, 36-6. Central led 6-0 at halftime, and expanded the lead to 20-0 after three quarters. Daniel Harris caught a TD pass and later recovered a fumble in the end zone for another score. Quarterback Justin Hartzell led all rushers with 103 yards on 12 carries. The Crusaders finished with a 5-5 record on the season.

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.