Steubenville Catholic senior running back Stone Romano ran for 152 yards on 24 carries and scored two touchdowns as the Crusaders defeated Wheeling Central 29-19 at Wheeling Island Stadium on Saturday night.
Romano also booted a field goal just before the half as Catholic Central took a 16-6 lead into intermission. Central quarterback Tony Barber connected with Chris Murphy for the game’s first score.
Wheeling Central’s Isaac Rine completed 12-of-27 passes for 139 yards and two touchdowns to John Burkhalter and Kevin Keane. Brandon Angalich added a one-yard rushing touchdown.
Wheeling Central (1-1) hosts Madonna (1-1) next Friday night on the Island.
Catholic Central (1-1) welcomes St.Clairsville (2-0) next Saturday night.