WARREN, OHIO – The Austintown Fitch Falcons came into the game 3-0, knowing the next four games of the season was going to be a gauntlet. On the other sideline was a team looking to even their record at 2-2, in the Warren G. Harding Raiders. It was a defensive struggle through the first half until late in the second quarter when Harding quarterback Elijah Taylor found Ty Artis on a 22 yard fade for a touchdown and a 7-0 lead at half.
Fitch came out in the second half looking to find their rhythm but were stymied at every turn. Harding’s Noah Murray tacked on a 35 yard field goal in the third quarter to put the Raiders ahead 10-0. Fitch’s offense was held scoreless until late in the fourth quarter when Devin Sherwood found Chris Evans on a 32 yard completion to the Harding one yard line. Sherwood then snuck it in himself to cut the deficit to three, 10-7, which would turn out to be the final.
Leading the Falcons in passing was Devin Sherwood with 10 completions on 15 attempts for 106 yards. Leading the Falcons on the ground was Devin Sherwood with 17 carries for 56 yards and one touchdown. The leading receiver for the Falcons was Chris Evans with 3 receptions for 58 yards. Defensively, Chris Scott and A.J. Winterburn led the way for the Falcons with 6 tackles each.
Up next for the Austintown Fitch Falcons is a home match up against the Benedictine Bengals out of Cleveland, OH.