It wasn't pretty, gut-tough wins usually aren't, but Steubenville Catholic Central wasn't going for style points.

A victory will do, and it was earned 28-24 over Columbus Africentric at Steubenville Catholic Central High on Aug. 31 in Ohio football action.

The Crusaders' upper hand showed as it carried a 28-24 lead into the fourth quarter.

Steubenville Catholic Central's offense jumped to a 21-6 lead over Columbus Africentric at halftime.

You're reading a news brief powered by ScoreStream, the world leader in fan-driven sports results and conversation. To see more game results from your favorite team, download the ScoreStream app and join nearly a million users nationwide who share the scores of their favorite teams with one another in real-time.

Be a member. Power our sports coverage.

Sports reporters need great teammates, and that's you. If local high school sports reporting is important to you, purchase a Source membership for as low as $4.99 per month. You'll be the MVP of our sports department.