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Iowa State pulls upset of No. 6 West Virginia, 30-14

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AMES, Iowa (AP) — It was arguably West Virginia’s biggest test, on the road at night against a plucky Iowa State team with a stifling defense and a dangerous young quarterback. The sixth-ranked Mountaineers failed miserably. Freshman Brock Purdy threw for 254 yards and three TDs and ...

No. 3 Ohio State holds off persistent Minnesota

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COLUMBUS (AP) — All of No. 3 Ohio State’s strengths and weaknesses were on full display in a win over persistent Minnesota. Dwayne Haskins and the passing game continue to be tip-top. Ohio State’s receivers get open and vacuum in anything thrown near them. K.J. Hill’s grab and run for ...

Book, Boykin bail out No. 5 Notre Dame in 19-14 win vs Pitt

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SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — Ian Book threw a 35-yard touchdown pass to Miles Boykin with 5:43 remaining and No. 5 Notre Dame remained unbeaten, coming from behind and then holding off Pittsburgh 19-14 on Saturday. The Fighting Irish are 7-0 for the first time since 2012, the year they went to ...

Weir High pressures, runs all over Edison

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WEIRTON — Weir High scored twice and held a 13-point lead before Edison ran its first offensive play in a 47-15 victory on senior night Friday night at Jimmy Carey Stadium. The early scoring was a springboard for the Red Riders to bounce back from a loss to Fairmont Senior last week and ...

Harrison Central comes back to defeat Oak Glen

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NEW MANCHESTER — Close football games in the fourth quarter often come down to who makes a play first. Friday night, Harrison Central used several big fourth quarter plays to defeat Oak Glen, 28-17, on the road. “I believe in our kids,” first-year Harrison Central coach Anthony Hayes ...

John Marshall spoils Brooke’s homecoming

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WELLSBURG — Before Friday night’s battle against rival John Marshall, Brooke coach Mac McLean felt like the Monarchs might just come out and hammer the ball at his team all night long. Unfortunately, knowing what the other team is planning doesn’t always mean that one can do anything ...

Another night, another Big Red blowout

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STEUBENVILLE — Big Red ran its win streak to seven Friday, thanks to a 31-16 hard-fought victory over Erie, Pa., inside Harding Stadium. Junior tailback Tayveon Crawford had another monster game for Steubenville, Ohio’s fourth-ranked Division IV club and the Region 13 computer standings ...

Toronto falls in heartbreaker to East Palestine

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TORONTO — Toronto’s last-second desperation pass went unanswered. East Palestine’s Dominic Posey intercepted Nate Karaffa’s heave at the goal line, enabling the Bulldogs to a thrilling 35-30 victory against the Red Knights Friday night at Clarke Hinkle Field to spoil Toronto’s ...

East Liverpool downs Buckeye Local

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EAST LIVERPOOL — With a crucial game looming on the horizon, the East Liverpool Potters took great lengths not to let their attention stray from winless Buckeye Local this week. “I learned a lot from Larry Kehres when I played at Mount Union, and he taught me how crank up practices to ...

Indian Creek records second-straight shutout

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CALCUTTA — Sam Mazar threw three touchdowns, and Trevor Fante scored twice during Indian Creek’s 35-0 victory over Beaver Local on Friday. It is the second-straight week the Redskins (6-2) posted a shutout. They also clinch at least a share of the Buckeye 8 Athletic League North Division ...

No. 6 West Virginia looking to attack Iowa State

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AMES, Iowa — It has become more and more evident as the season unwinds that No. 6 West Virginia’s chances for maintaining its unbeaten record (5-0, 3-0 Big 12) and challenging for a first Big 12 Conference title and a spot in the College Football Playoff rest on its ability to build and ...

OCT. 12 PREP FOOTBALL SCORES

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Friday Ohio Akr. East 55, Akr. Ellet 13 Akr. Hoban 63, Parma Padua 8 Akr. Manchester 67, Orrville 31 Akr. SVSM 17, Akr. Buchtel 13 Alliance 21, Carrollton 0 Alliance Marlington 49, Can. South 14 Amanda-Clearcreek 47, Circleville 2 Anna 21, Coldwater 20 Ansonia 43, W. ...

Buckeyes seeking more from ground game vs Minnesota

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COLUMBUS (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Dwayne Haskins Jr. has been lighting up the scoreboard with touchdown passes. Next up is Minnesota, and the No. 3 Buckeyes will try to get their running game back on track. Star tailbacks J.K. Dobbins and Mike Weber combined for just 3.2 yards per ...

Young Bengals trying to end Steelers’ domination of rivalry

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CINCINNATI (AP) — Cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick knows what it’s like to think that victory is only a few seconds away, only to watch the Pittsburgh Steelers rally for another improbable win, and run off the field as thousands of their fans twirl towels in the stands. Many of Kirkpatrick’s ...

Browns turn home field into advantage

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CLEVELAND (AP) — Empty seats. Anemic football. Bad vibes. Home field hasn’t meant any advantage in recent years for the Browns, who entered this season with three wins in their last 27 home games at FirstEnergy Stadium, dubbed “The Factory of Sadness.” Madness has been the norm so ...

Oak Glen girls set sights on tourney after beating Brooke

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WELLSBURG — The teams on Paul “Bud” Billiard Field inside Brooke Memorial Stadium on Thursday evening were simply heading in different directions. The Brooke girls soccer team, according to coach Elias Hannaoui, was wrapping a tough, building regular season. Ryan Well’s Oak Glen squad ...

Wheeling Park blanks Weir boys

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WEIRTON — The Weir boys soccer team struggled against Wheeling Park on senior night. The Patriots scored less than three minutes into the match and never looked back en route to a 7-0 victory Thursday at Jimmy Carey Stadium. “We knew what we were coming into,” first-year Weir coach Matt ...

Brooke boys top Oak Glen on senior night

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WELLSBURG — The Brooke boys soccer team edged Oak Glen, 2-1, Thursday night on Paul “Bud” Billiard Field inside Brooke Memorial Stadium on senior night. Garret Bernardini and Josh Ferguson each scored for the Bruins, who finish the regular season 10-6-3. Nick Cruny and Hunter Adams each ...

Kessel’s hat trick powers Pens win

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PITTSBURGH (AP) — Evgeni Malkin corralled the puck near his own goal-line and saw Phil Kessel sprinting out of the zone. He flipped a perfect pass to center ice, sending Kessel on a breakaway that resulted in a goal. Carl Hagelin repeated a similar sequence with Kessel later in the second ...