East’s winning streak ends at Harding

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Youngstown East hoped to continue their winning streak in week nine, but ultimately fell to Warren Harding, 21-14 Friday night.

The Raiders struck first with Elijah Taylor and Ja’Kari Salter connecting on a touchdown to give Harding a 7-0 early lead.

Taylor then hit Kayron Adams for an 82 yard touchdown pass to extend the lead to 14-0.

East got on the board as time expired in the second quarter with Delshawn Petrosky connecting with Machai Cheatum for a touchdown pass. Harding led 14-7 going into the locker room.

Elijah Smith extended the Raiders lead to 21-7 in the fourth quarter with a one yard touchdown.

Petrosky’s second touchdown of the night came with just over six minutes to go in the game, this time a 26 yard strike to Marquand Herron to close the gap to 21-14 but were unable to tie the game in the final minutes.

East falls to 6-3 on the season. Warren Harding improved to 7-2.

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