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Wheeling Central, Steubenville Central Notch Victories

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Wheeling Central held off a second-half charge from cross-town rivals Linsly and hung on for a 26-21 victory at Wheeling Island Stadium on Saturday night.

Senior running back C.J. Burch threw a touchdown pass to freshman John Burkhalter on a half-back-pass, and ran for another in the win.  Senior quarterback Parker Henry also ran for a score, and threw a touchdown pass to senior Joey John.

The Cadets trailed 20-0 at the half, but junior running back Chimechi Oparanozie scored three second-half touchdowns, piling up 138 yards on the ground. 

The Maroon Knights bounced back from a humbling loss to Madonna last week to improve to 3-1 on the season. It's Wheeling Central's second straight win over Linsly.

The Cadets (2-2) have dropped two straight since winning the first two games of the season.

Meantime in Steubenville, the Central Crusaders improved to 4-0 on the season with a 42-3 win over the Toronto Red Knights.

The Crusaders scored the game's final 42 points.

In other games from the OVAC, Fort Frye defeated Conotton Valley 51-14 to improve to 4-0 on the season.

Bishop Donahue got back into the win column by beating St.Johns Central 26-6, and Bellaire knocked off Edison 26-12.