BOARDMAN, OH- It may be an understatement to talk about the Austintown Fitch’s excitement to have Junior Todd Simons back in the lineup. After a tough loss last week to McDowell, the Falcons came out to face their rival Boardman- and showed no mercy.
The Falcon football team found their way back in the win column in dominating fashion. For the 4th year in a row, the Falcons beat rival Boardman 40-14 Friday night. The Falcons set the tone in the first quarter on their second drive when sophomore quarterback Devin Sherwood hooked up with junior receiver Todd Simons for a 99-yard touchdown pass, which is the longest touchdown pass in Fitch history. Sherwood broke his own single-game passing record he set last week, throwing 20 for 23, 381 yards and 2 touchdowns. Sherwood also rushed 11 times for 79 yards and 2 touchdowns. Simons broke the single-game receiving yards record finishing the night with 7 receptions for 193 yards and 2 touchdowns and added an interception. Sophomore running back Tyree Mitchell added a 3-yard touchdown run in the second quarter. He finished the night with 10 carries and 55 yards. Senior quarterback Allison Edwards added on to the Falcons victory with a 2-yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter.
The Falcons look to finish the season off strong when they head to Stambaugh Stadium next Friday night against Cardinal Mooney.
*Story contributed by Luke Peterson and austintownathletics.com