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WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Playing for the first time since 1953, Farrell and Warren Harding shared the same field in a battle of Ohio and PA powers and they put on a show on the WKBN ‘Game of the Week’.
Farrell ultimately came away with a back-and-forth victory 24-17 behind Juelz Johnson’s two rushing touchdowns and 143 rushing yards.
In the first quarter, Warren Harding was forced to punt on their first possession, but forced a fumble on the return and found themselves with excellent field position. Bryan Powell caught a 23-yard touchdown pass from Drew McKowan and the Raiders led 7-0 with 4:21 reminding in the opening quarter.
After a Harding field goal extended the lead to 10-0, Farrell got on the board with a long touchdown pass from Kabron Smith to Julius Phillips, Jr.. After a successful two-point conversion, the Steelers trailed 10-8 with 8:35 left in the first half.
Then it was Farrell’s turn to get great field possession off of a punt return fumble recovery, setting up the Steelers’ first lead of the game with Johnson running it in for his first score.
A 63-yard touchdown pass from Chaz Coleman to Lamarcus Provitt with just under a minute to go in the first half put the Raiders back on top at half, 17-16.
Johnson’s long touchdown run midway through the third quarter put Farrell ahead for good as was the lone score in the second half.
The Raiders had the ball with only minutes remaining but a Phillips interception would ultimately seal the win for Farrell.
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