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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.

Central Defeats Bridgeport 31-8 for First Win
Steubenville Central used a dominant performance to notch its first win of the season versus Bridgeport 31-8 on Saturday afternoon in the inaugural varsity football game at Leo Buffone Field. After a scoreless first quarter, Ryan Gorman hit Vince Carapellotti for an 18 yard touchdown pass. Gorman added a rushing TD two plays after Carapellotti recovered a fumble at the visitors' 30 yard line. Then with the Bulldogs threatening to score near the end of the second quarter, Carapellotti picked off a pass and ran it back 80 yards at the 0:15 mark to put the Crusaders ahead 21-0 at the half. Gorman added another touchdown in the third period and Jack Rook capped Central's scoring with a 31 yard field goal midway through the fourth quarter. Bridgeport ruined the shutout at the 1:01 mark of the final period. The Crusaders improve to 1-6 on the season and host Zanesville Rosecrans next Saturday at Leo Buffone Field at 1:00.