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2019 Pigskin Preview

Pitt looking to repeat in ACC Coastal

By TRACY WATSON For The Times Leader PITTSBURGH — After a late-season winning streak and a surprising trip to the Atlantic Coast Conference championship game against eventual National Champion Clemson, Coach Pat Narduzzi’s Pitt squad will be taking a wait-and-see type approach to the ...

Madonna growing pains should pay off

By RALPH COX For The Times Leader WEIRTON — There were only five seniors on the Madonna football team in 2018. As a result, a lot of underclassmen got to play, as the Blue Dons posted a 4-6 record. That means fourth-year head coach Darrin Hicks has a lot of lettermen returning to bolster ...

Magnolia small in numbers, but ready

By JOSH STROPE For The Times Leader NEW MARTINSVILLE — Magnolia had a solid bounceback season in 2018, advancing to the playoffs and earning a victory before falling to eventual state champion Wheeling Central. The Blue Eagles were also the only team to knock off the Maroon Knights, ...

OVAC Football Capsules

BEAVER LOCAL BEAVERS Head Coach: Mike McKenzie 2018 Record: 4-6 Last Playoff Appearance: 2005 (lost to Steubenville, 34-7, in regional quarterfinal) Key Returnees:Daniel Wirth, Sr., RB/TE/DL; Ethan Lewis, Sr., QB/OLB; Jacob Kane, Sr., RB/DB; Tanner Johnston, Jr., QB/RB/DB; Logan Krulik, ...

Success to continue flowing at Creek

By BUBBA KAPRAL Executive Sports Editor WINTERSVILLE - Andrew Connor is embarking on his 17th year at the helm of Indian Creek. During that time he has established a program that is steeped in a family-oriented atmosphere, ingrained in success. The Redskins went 8-3 last year, gaining ...