Classic Mahoning County rivalry takes place on Game of the Week

Game of the Week

Old rivals from the Steel Valley collide as Ursuline travels to Fitch

High School Football Game of the Week, Ursuline Fighting Irish, Austintown Fitch Falcons (GOTW)

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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – A blast from the past. Ursuline will meet Fitch for the third year of their series since a 12-year hiatus. The two schools were in the same conference – Steel Valley Conference – for over 30 years.

Now, two of the top programs in not only the area but in the state of Ohio will meet on this Friday’s Game of the Week.

High School Football Game of the Week
Friday, Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. LIVE on MyYTV
Ursuline (2-1) at Fitch (2-0)

You can watch the ‘Game of the Week’:

Digital over the air at 33.2
Armstrong Cable Channel 13 and 108
Comcast Cable Channel 3
Direct TV Channel 15
MyYTV – Spectrum Channel 997 or 1008

Last 3 Meetings
Sept. 4, 2020 – Fitch, 56-28
Sept. 6, 2019 – Fitch, 27-7
Sept. 7, 2007 – Ursuline, 21-14

2021 Team Statistics
Scoring Offense: Ursuline, 46.3; Fitch, 34.5
Scoring Defense: Fitch, 14.0; Ursuline, 33.7

Game Notes
-Fitch amassed 514 yards of total offense as the Falcons soared to a 56-28 win over Ursuline last September. Devin Sherwood threw for 250 yards as four different Falcons scored rushing touchdowns. Ursuline’s QB Brady Shannon threw for over 200 yards and connected on three scores.

-Last week, Fitch received word late that GlenOak canceled due to COVID-19 protocols.

-The Falcons are riding a 10-game regular season win streak dating back to Oct. 25, 2019.

-Chardon held on — after jumping out to a 33-0 lead — to post their week three victory over Ursuline, 36-27.

-This is Ursuline’s third road game in a row of a four-game set that will culminate next week at Harding. The Irish topped District 10 3A defending champion Hickory, 50-7, before last week’s loss. DeMarcus McElroy scored four times in their contest with the Hornets and gained over 200 yards on the ground.

The Irish have won six of their last eight games.

-Steel Valley past. Fitch was one of seven schools to organize the Steel Valley Conference in the spring of 1949. Twenty-three years later, Ursuline joined the conference. In 2002, Fitch withdrew to join the Federal League. With the rebirth of the SVC, Ursuline was one of four schools to begin to play in 2019.

Upcoming Schedule
Sept. 17 – at Harding (1-2)
Sept. 24 – Chaney (1-2)
Oct. 1 – at St. Vincent-St. Mary (1-2)

Sept. 17 – at Cardinal Mooney (0-3)
Sept. 24 – Massillon (2-1)
Oct. 1 – at Canfield (2-1)

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