Bishop Donahue took a big step towards earning a Class A playoff berth with a 19-12 win over Wheeling Central at Monarchs Stadium in Moundsville.
Bishops senior quarterback Jesse Padlow ran for 57 yards and two scores, and passed for 73 yards and a score in the second consecutive win over the Maroon Knights, virtually crippling Central’s playoff chances.
The Maroon Knights got two touchdown passes from sophomore quarterback Isaac Rine to Luke Fahey and Michael Niggemeyer.
The Bishops, now 7-2 on the season, can wrap up a post-season berth with a win over River View (2-7) next Saturday at 1:30 in Ripley.
The Maroon Knights, 4-5, need to defeat Class AAA Spring Mills, next Saturday on the Island at 1, and get a lot of help, to make the playoffs.