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Madonna finds way against pesky Mathews, goes to 4-0

WEIRTON — Madonna experienced the good, the bad and the ugly during Friday’s home-opener against Mathews. The good is the Blue Dons did just enough to come away with a 14-6 win and improve to 4-0 on the season. The bad and the ugly were several missed opportunities to put the game ...

Ferry’s defense shuts down Weir

MARTINS FERRY — Taking twelve minutes to get untracked, Martins Ferry had no plans of stopping. With a stalwart defense that shut down Weir High’s offense and an offense that provided one thrill after another, the Purple Riders got their first win of the seasom, 38-7, over the Red Riders ...

Dover hands Big Red its first loss

DOVER — Steubenville struck first in its showdown at Dover Friday night, but after that, the hosts took control and earned a 24-7 victory inside a packed Crater Stadium. With the win, the Crimson Tornadoes improved to 4-0 and should advance forward in the Division III, Region 9 standings. ...

Fumble hurts Huskies vs. Hawken

CADIZ — After a short week of preparation and a long bus ride, Coach Brian Stephenson and his Gates Mills Hawken football team weren’t looking to spend any more time than it needed to in Harrison County Friday night. The Hawks recovered a Harrison Central fumble inside its own 5-yard line ...

Big second half lifts Point Pleasant past Oak Glen

NEW MANCHESTER — Point Pleasant scored 35 points in the second half to pull away from Oak Glen for a 42-7 win Friday. The Big Blacks improve to 3-1, while the Golden Bears move to 1-1. Point Pleasant led 7-0 at halftime before scoring 14 points in the third quarter and 21 points in the ...

Late pick helps Beaver Local stop Edison, 27-21

CALCUTTA — Before the 2021 football season began, Beaver Local wanted its secondary to make plays. Fortunately for the Beavers, it did just that in the waning minutes of a 27-21 win versus Edison on Friday. Joe Monte picked off Edison quarterback Gage Cline with 1:25 left in the fourth ...