WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Israel Reynolds scored two rushing touchdowns while Chaz Coleman connected with Naujeat Jones for two long passing touchdowns as the Warren Harding Raiders defeated Boardman Friday night, 38-20.
Zach Haus pitched in two passing touchdowns in a losing effort for Boardman.
Boardman’s defense was the first to put points on the board with Aiden Berg picking up a loose ball and running it back for a touchdown to give the Spartans a 7-0 lead.
Antonio Smith’s short touchdown run tied the game for the Raiders.
A Reynolds rushing touchdown would give the Raiders their first lead of the game, 14-7, as the first quarter ended.
Coleman’s long touchdown pass to Jones extended the Raiders’ lead in the second quarter. The lead stretched to three scores with Reynolds’ second rushing score of the game.
Haus’ touchdown pass to Jaylen Soto closed the gap for Boardman late in the first half.
Warren Harding led 28-14 at the midway point.
The Raiders took a commanding three-score lead in the second half with Coleman and Jones connecting again for another long touchdown.
Harding would take a 35-20 lead into the fourth quarter after a Willy Torres touchdown catch from Haus pulled Boardman within two scores.
A Jake Daugherty field goal pushed the lead back to three scores for the Raiders early in the fourth quarter.
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