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Southern Defeats Central, 41-7
Southern Local piled up 471 yards and took advantage of five Crusader turnovers as they beat Steubenville Central 41-7 Saturday evening at Salineville. The Indians scored three touchdowns in each of the first two quarters and went into halftime with a 41-0 lead. Central opened the third quarter with a drive that culminated with a TD by Jeffrey Dawson. With the entire second half played with a running clock, that was the final scoring of the game. Central drops to 1-2 and hosts Edison (0-3) next Saturday.

Wheeling Central Tops Crusaders, 39-12
Wheeling Central used a powerful running attack to defeat Steubenville Central 39-12 at Wheeling on Friday evening. The Maroon Knights piled up 358 yards on the ground and held the Crusaders to 24 yards rushing. Wheeling Central took a 20-0 lead into halftime before Steubenville Central responded with a 50 yard TD pass from Ryan Gorman to Anthony Sprochi midway through the third period. Early in the fourth quarter, Jeffrey Dawson pulled in a long pass from Gorman to the five yard line and Gorman hit Anthony LeFever for the Crusaders' final score. Gorman had 216 yards passing on the night for Steubenville Central, who fall to 1-1 on the season and travel to Southern Local (2-0) next Friday.

Central Holds Off Africentric, 28-24
The Anthony Agresta era started on a good note as Steubenville Central defeated Africentric Early College at Harding Stadium on Saturday evening, 28-24. The Crusaders dominated the first half, building a 21-6 lead going into the intermission. Cole Maragos scored on a 20 yard pass from Ryan Gorman to open the scoring. Jeffrey Dawson ran in from 21 yards out shortly afterwards, and Gorman capped off a ten play, 87 yard drive at the 0:37 mark of the second quarter with a five yard TD. The Nubians made adjustments at halftime and cut the lead to 21-18 after three quarters. With the visitors driving for the go-ahead score, Luke Anderson recovered a fumble, and Gorman connected with Anthony LeFever for a 49 yard play to the seven yard line. Dawson took it in from there to expand Central's lead to 28-18. Africentric responded with a score and recovered an onside kick, but LeFever intercepted a pass to seal the victory. Daniel Kissinger converted all four extra point kicks, which ultimately provided the winning margin. Central goes on the road next Friday against defending West Virginia A champions Wheeling Central.