Wheeling Central came off its bye week and lost to Renaissance Christian Academy 36-26 at Wheeling Island Stadium on Saturday afternoon.
Wheeling Central freshman Isaac Rine, making his second career start, threw for 151 yards and two touchdowns. Senior running back C.J. Burch, who was a late addition to the lineup with a broken hand, played with a huge bandage on his left arm, but still managed 120 yards on 19 carries. Senior Joe John carried the ball 19 times for 61 yards and scored a pair of short touchdown runs of five and three yards.
The Maroon Knights have lost two straight to slip to 5-3 on the season. They host Bishop Donahue (5-3) next Saturday night.