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TAKING ADVANTAGE — Toronto’s Nate Karaffa rushes against Southern Local on Friday (photo by Joe Catullo).

Toronto takes high-flying offense to Leetonia Friday

LEETONIA — The Toronto football team looks to continue its winning ways this week against Leetonia. The Red Knights and Bears are set to do battle at 7 p.m. Friday night at Leetonia. ““I’m happy with our offense,” Toronto (3-1) head coach Eric Meek said. “Our offense has come a ...

Kropka returns to alma mater

MARTINS FERRY — It’s homecoming week at the Dave Bruney Football Complex. No, not that homecoming. It will be celebrated next week. A literal homecoming that only occurs during odd years will unfold Friday night when Purple Rider product Justin Kropka returns with his Harrison Central ...

DOWN THE MIDDLE — Indian Creek’s Brandon Hiles kicks a field goal with Sam Mazar holding against East Liverpool on Sept. 1 (photo by Joe Catullo).

Indian Creek hits the road for tough matchup with Red Devils

SAINT CLAIRSVILLE — The Indian Creek Redskins got back in the win column last week with a 36-0 shutout of Buckeye 8 rival Buckeye Local and are back on the road after splitting a pair of home games the past two weeks to face a tough challenge in another Buckeye 8 rival, the St. Clairsville ...

HANDING OFF — Edison’s Kenny Cranston hands off to Seth Cade against Beaver Local on Friday (photo by Wayne Maris).

Edison excited for homecoming, unbeaten Union Local Friday

RICHMOND — The Edison football team faces another stiff test this week. The Wildcats are set to play undefeated Buckeye 8 rival Union Local at 7 p.m. at Cartwright Memorial Field on homecoming night. The Wildcats (0-4) and the Jets both played teams from the Buckeye 8 last week. Beaver ...

THROUGH A TIGHT WINDOW — Oak Glen’s Nick Chaney completes a pass over Weir’s Tyler Komorowski while Ty Biela (66) looks to block on Aug. 25 (photo by Joe Catullo).

Bears done hibernating

NEW MANCHESTER — Coming off of a bye week and its first win of the season the last time it was on the field, Oak Glen takes on winless Warren Local Friday at home. The last time out, the Golden Bears (1-2) came from behind to defeat Buckeye Local 28-21 in double overtime, something head ...

FINDING ROOM — Buckeye Local’s John Marelli rushes against Oak Glen on Sept. 8 (photo by Joe Catullo).

Buckeye in same boat with Bellaire

YORKVILLE — A pair of teams seeking to rebound from Week 4 losses will meet at World War II Memorial Stadium on Friday night as Bellaire visits Buckeye Local for a Buckeye 8 tussle. The trip north represents the final leg of a three-game road trip for Bellaire. The Big Reds re-enter ...

PICKING UP THE PIECES — Brooke’s Ethan Secrist runs after a blocked punt against Morgantown on Friday (photo by Sean Manning).

Bruins simply must be better than Perry

WELLSBURG — The Brooke Bruins have not got off to the start they had hoped for, going 0-3 after a 35-6 loss at Morgantown last Friday, but head coach Mac McLean is hopeful his team can turn things around. “Looking at our schedule and the way it was stacked, we knew it was a ...

Briefs

Correction A story that appeared on Page 1B in Wednesday’s edition, “Brawl breaks out at Harrison,” should have indicated that a Harrison Central player was ejected from the game, but no punches were thrown. Also, Brooke’s Domenic D’Ulisse was taken to a hospital due to a bruised ...

Lindor, Indians win 26th of last 27

ANAHEIM, Calif. (AP) — Francisco Lindor snapped a seventh-inning tie with a two-run homer and the remarkable Cleveland Indians held off the Los Angeles Angels 6-5 on Wednesday night for their 26th victory in 27 games. It was Lindor’s 31st home run of the season, most by a switch-hitting ...

THROUGH THE LEGS — Brooke’s Domenic D’Ulisse kicks the ball past Harrison Central’s Dylan Redish (20) and Lucas Puskarich (30) while Corey Dunlap (28) watches on Tuesday. (Photo by Joe Catullo)

Brawl breaks out at Harrison

CADIZ — The Brooke-Harrison boys soccer turned ugly Tuesday night at Wagner Field. Evan Stine netted a hat trick and an assist in leading Harrison Central to a 4-1 victory over Brooke in a game marred by a fight. It occurred with 19:53 left in the game with Harrison Central holding a 3-1 ...