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Central Drops Season Finale to Trinity, 14-10
Steubenville Central traveled to Morgantown, WV, Friday evening to take on Trinity Christian, and fell short losing 14-10 in the final game of the 2020 season. In a defensive struggle where both teams combined for only 37 yards on the ground and another 184 passing, the difference may have been Central's four turnovers. The Crusaders scored first when Charles Miller took the ball in from three yards near the end of the first quarter. After Trinity answered to tie the score, Jack Rook nailed a 27 yard field goal with 16 remaining in the first half to put Central up 10-7 at the intermission. The Warriors would take the lead midway through the third period, in what proved to be the only scoring of the second half. Central ends the season with a 2-8 record.

Buckeye Local Defeats Central, 53-15
Steubenville Central lost to Buckeye Local on Saturday afternoon at Leo Buffone Field, 53-15. The Crusaders had no answer for their opponent's powerful rushing game, as the Panthers reeled off seven rushing touchdowns in the first half, the majority on long runs of 30+ yards, while piling up over 500 yards on the ground on the day. With a running clock in effect beginning early in the second quarter, the score at the half was 46-0. Central got on the board in dramatic fashion as Tate McKenna blocked a punt and ran 11 yards for the score early in the second half. Toby Rusciano would add a rushing TD early in the final period to cap the scoring. Central drops to 2-7 and closes the season Friday at Morgantown, taking on Trinity Christian.

Central Pulls Away From Rosecrans, 35-19
Steubenville Central won a hard-fought game over Zanesville Bishop Rosecrans on Saturday afternoon at Leo Buffone Field, 35-19. Quarterback Ryan Gorman led the way with four rushing touchdowns. The Crusaders opened the scoring after stopping the Bishops on fourth down on their first possession of the game. Rosecrans answered with two touchdowns of their own to lead 13-7 before Gorman ran for a 7 yard score to put Central up 14-13 at halftime. Late in the third period, the Crusaders capitalized on a shanked punt, taking over at Rosecrans’ 14, from where Vince Carapellotti took it in. After the visitors closed to 21-19, Charles Miller protected the lead on a fine defensive play on the two-point conversion pass attempt. Gorman added two TDs in the final quarter. Central improves to 2-6 on the season and hosts Buckeye Local next Saturday at 1 PM at Leo Buffone Field.