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AUSTINTOWN, OH – Austintown Fitch has carried one of the most potent offensive attacks during the 2022 season, and one of the most lethal weapons on the Falcons’ offense is senior tailback Jamell James. The 5’10 215-pound bruising back has been a huge part of the offense during his career at Fitch, and he definitely has opened up some eyes around the recruiting world. James currently holds offers from Austin Peay and Bowling Green, while gaining interest from many others. Jamell has shown the world once again what type of back he is this season after missing all of 2021 with an injury he suffered in the preseason. Sharing the backfield with junior standout DJ Williams, the tandem has created one of the best rushing duos in the area.

In this week’s Player Profile, Jamell spoke about his comeback from injury, this explosive Fitch offense, and much more!

Contributed by Anthony Romo *




AUSTINTOWN OH- Fitch had a chance at an undefeated season staring them in the face Friday. The Steubenville Big Red were looking to put a stop to that hope. In what ended up being the most exciting game on the Friday skate, it was the Falcons defense that came up big. The Falcons offense did answer every punch the Big Red threw and but defense made a huge play in overtime to stop a Steubenville  two point conversion that would have given the Big Red the game. Instead the big stop gave the Falcons the victory 42-41.

Devin Sherwood had a super efficient day throwing the back in high pressure situations. He went 13-17 with 239 and 4 TDs. Jamell James led the Falcons run game with 115 yards on 13 carries averaging 8.8 yards a carry. Nate Leskovac led the talented receiving core with 92 yards on 4 catches.

Fitch finishes the regular season at 6-0 and has earned a bye in the OHSAA playoffs. They’ll await the winner of Brush vs Twinsburg as they take the week to get healthy and prepare.