ALLIANCE OH- Niles Mckinley traveled to Alliance to face the Aviators in what turned out to be a game of will between the two teams. A heavy defensive game ensued for most the contest with the Red Dragons able to come away the victors. Niles wins 19-16.

Niles Mckinley’s Gardner led the team in rushing with 185 yards rushing yards and 3 touchdowns. Hrosar went 8/12 with 139 yards passing for the Red Dragons. A critical fumble recovery by Niles defender Bittner became critical in the close game.

Alliance’s quarterback Zurbrugg lead the Aviator offense all night with 89 yards rushing going 16/26 125 yards passing. Zurbrugg’s performance helped Davis achieve two rushing touchdowns but the Red Dragons would outlast the Aviators. Niles wins 19-16. Niles (1-1) will host Youngstown East (1-1) next week. Catch the game here on

*Contributed By YSN’s Anthony Melone