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SOUTH RANGE KEEPS FALCONS GROUNDED

PHOTO CREDIT: MAHONING VALLEY SPORTS

JEFFERSON, OH- For seven weeks, the South Range Raiders have been on the winning end of things on the scoreboard.  Jefferson’s valiant air attack certainly posed a threat leading into week 8, but the Raiders quickly extinguished flames from the nest in a 42-7 victory.

South Range started just under the ten-minute mark when Billy Skripac bounced in a run from 10-yards away.  On the very next drive offensively, Skripac did it again from 1-yard out to give the Raiders a two-score advantage at 14-0.

Jefferson would get on the board just after the second quarter began when Grant Hitchcock ran the ball in from six yards away to cut the score in half at 14-7.

South Range would take the momentum back quickly when Tyler Remish blasted his way into the endzone from four yards away to make it 21-7.  The Raiders would score once more before the half when Skripac would find Shane Lindstrom a yard away to make the game 28-7.

After the break, Skripac kept the same script when he called his own number from 5-yards out to make it a 35-7 lead.  The Raiders would wrap up the game with 2:47 to go in the third when Skripac connected with Ayden Leon from 48-yards to put the game away at 42-7.

South Range would finish with 399 yards of offense through 53 plays, which included 181 yards through the air and 218 yards on the ground.  Jefferson would finish with 114 yards total in the contest, every one of them on the ground.

Billy Skripac would finish with 148 yards on seven completions and a pair of scores through the air, while adding three on the ground on his eight rushes.

Tyler Remish would lead the rushing attack with 109 yards and a score.  JD Crouse would lead receivers with two receptions for 59 yards, but Leon and Lindstrom hauled in a TD apiece.

Nick and Joey Plunkett were the defensive leaders with five tackles apiece, Tyler Remish added 4.5 tackles to the tally for the Raiders.

Luke Funtash led the Falcons offensively with 56 yards on 13 rushing attempts.  Grant Hitchcock would add 42 yards and a score as well.

South Range (8-0) will look to keep their winning ways next week as Lakeview will invade Raider Stadium for Homecoming, while Jefferson (5-3) will head to Poland to take on the Bulldogs.

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