WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Trailing 13-0 at halftime, the Austintown Fitch Falcons stormed back in the second half to defeat Warren Harding, 14-13, Friday night in Warren.
The Raiders lined up for what was potentially a game-winning field goal with just under three minutes remaining in the game, but the kick was blocked.
Austintown Fitch improves to 6-3 on the season. Warren Harding falls to 4-6.
Both teams came into Friday night needing a win to be certain of getting a playoff spot. Entering Friday night, Warren Harding was 10th in Division II, Region V. Fitch sat 11th in the same region. Check WKBN.com on Sunday afternoon for the full playoff pairings.
It was all Harding in the first half, as the Raiders blanked the Falcons en route to a 13-0 lead.
Javontae Jones and Ryan Powell each added touchdowns for the Raiders in the first half.
The Falcons picked up some momentum in the third quarter. Deon’Dray Richard’s touchdown run got the Falcons on the board.
Then a Harding fumble led to Deshawn Vaughn connecting with Junie Higgs for a go-ahead score midway through the third.
With less than three minutes remaining in the game and leading by one point, Fitch came up with what would ultimately be a game-winning field goal block.
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