Girard, OH – The Girard Indians kicked off their season in impressive fashion, showcasing their strength and determination against the Jefferson Falcons in a high-energy clash that resulted in a final score of 42-21 in favor of the Indians. The game, which took place at the Girard High School stadium, witnessed a series of impactful plays that kept fans on the edge of their seats from start to finish.
The Indians wasted no time asserting their dominance, as Stephen Sims of Girard powered through a 2-yard run with 9:39 remaining in the 1st quarter, putting the Indians ahead 7-0. The momentum continued to favor Girard as Ahmad Curd followed suit with his own 2-yard run just three minutes later, extending the lead to 14-0. Kicker Morris proved his reliability by successfully converting all extra points in this early offensive onslaught.
The 2nd quarter saw Girard’s offense continue to shine. Ahmad Curd displayed his skills once again with an 8-yard run, securing another touchdown with 11:56 on the clock, bringing the score to 21-0. Stephen Sims contributed a 1-yard run shortly thereafter, further solidifying Girard’s lead at 28-0. The passing game came into play as well, with Tuff McConahy connecting with Anthony Bengala for a 14-yard touchdown pass, capping off an impressive 35-0 lead for Girard.
The third quarter saw Jefferson Falcons’ Kaige Boczar breaking through Girard’s defense with a stunning 70-yard run, finally putting the Falcons on the scoreboard at 7 points. However, the Indians swiftly answered back, as Tuff McConahy’s 55-yard touchdown pass to Ahmad Curd kept Girard in control at 42-7.
The fourth quarter witnessed a determined Jefferson Falcons’ offense. Luke Funtash managed a 20-yard touchdown run, narrowing the gap to 42-14 with 5:33 remaining. Kaige Boczar once again showcased his speed and agility with a 36-yard run, bringing the Falcons’ total to 21 points with only 1:57 left on the clock. Kicker Jensen Yarosh’s accurate extra points played a crucial role in Jefferson’s resurgence.
As the final whistle blew, the scoreboard displayed a decisive victory for the Girard Indians, with a final score of 42-21. The Indians’ powerful offensive plays combined with a solid kicking game ensured their triumphant start to the season. Looking ahead, Girard (1-0) is gearing up to face the Liberty Leopards (0-1) in week 2, while the Jefferson Falcons (0-1) are set to host Lakeview (1-0).
The Girard Indians have set the tone for an exciting season, and fans can’t wait to see how they continue to dominate on the field.