GIRARD, Ohio (WKBN) – Joshua Alessi scored three first half touchdown as the Poland Bulldogs moved to 4-2 Friday night in an impressive victory over Girard (4-2), 45-7.
The Bulldogs jumped on the scoreboard first, with Joshua Alessi running in a four yard score with just under four minutes to play in the first quarter.
Jack Fulton plowed it in from a yard out to extend the Poland lead to 14-0 with 11:55 remaining in the first half to cap a seven play, 48 yard drive.
Alessi’s second touchdown of the first half came with 9:35 remaining in the second quarter, a three yard run. The score extended the lead to 21-0 and was set up by a Dean Gessler interception at the Girard 36 yard line.
Alessi found the end zone again a short time later, this time a 43 yard score to extend the Bulldogs lead to 28-0.
A Mikey Kushner 22 yard field goal extended the lead to 31-0 going into the half.
Fulton connected with Zach Ellis for a 20 yard touchdown pass with 3:33 left in the third quarter to extend the Bulldogs lead to 38-0.
A two yard touchdown run by Jacob Caudel expanded the lead once more, this time to 45-0 with just under seven minutes remaining.
Girard got on the board with just over three minutes remaining in the game when Andrew DelGarbino connected with Nick Malito for a 22 yard touchdown pass making the score 45-7.
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