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GIRARD, OH- As we begin to roll deeper into the playoffs, no other team has had a more up and down season than Girard. The Indians have had to deal with injuries and tough losses as they were on their way to a great regular season. But in their Division IV, Region 13 matchup against a familiar foe in Hubbard, Girard looked back to Stephen Sims to lead them. A low scoring first half transitioned into a more back and forth second half, with both teams trading blows. But eventually possession time was a factor against the Eagles as Girard walked away with a 30-20 victory. 

Hubbard struck first early with a touchdown by Ben Wilcox, but Girard answered right back with a connection from Dominick Tollone to Anthony Bengala to tie it up at 7 a piece. A blocked punt by the Indians would allow them to settle for a field goal to go up 10-7 at the half. In the second half, just like the first, Hubbard scored out the gate, but Girard answered and regained the lead at 16-14. Girard slowly started taking over after another score to go up 23-14 going into the final stanza. Girard would keep Hubbard off the board again and Sims would extend the lead to make it 30-14 with a 41-yard run. Hubbard would eventually find the endzone one last time, but ran out of time to make a comeback.

Hubbard’s season will come to an end with a 6-5 record. Congratulations to the Eagles on a tremendous season. Girard will advance to the second round as they will host another familiar foe, Jefferson Area next Friday. Don’t miss it on YSN!

*Contributed By YSN’s Brendan Miller


LIBERTY OH- Last season, the rallying call for Liberty football was “Return the Roar.” They took great strides in doing just that. Now though, their new motto is going to be “Ring The Bell.” Their focus is going to be on finishing, and getting the opportunity to ring that victory bell.

Joe Simon has brought passion and energy into the program as head coach. As he returns to the helm, he is focused more than ever to get this team to where he knows they can be. He stopped by YSN’s Running Point to give us a preview of Liberty football. He gives us an insight into the team’s identity, what their goals will be this season, and so much more! Earn your spots by checking out this year’s first episode of Coach’s Corner with Joe Simon.

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