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AUSTINTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Ursuline improved to 6-0 after their 32-14 victory over Fitch. The Irish scored on the first play of the game (kickoff return) and on its last offensive play from scrimmage (touchdown run).
Fitch falls to 4-2.
It didn’t take the Irish long as on the opening kickoff Jy’Quise Liason raced 100 yards to score to give Ursuline the early 6-0 lead.
After a Fitch turnover (Luke Kollar interception) near midfield, Christian Lynch dashed 33 yards down inside of the Falcon 25-yard line. However, four plays later, Fitch’s defense stood tall as the Irish failed to convert their takeaway into points.
On the Irish’s second offensive drive of the night, it almost ended with a punt. Christian Lynch earned a first down on the fake. Jack Ericson found Tairan Davis on a key third down play later in the drive as Davis was able to pick up the first down. Two plays later, Ericson ran in a 5-yard touchdown.
On the ensuing kickoff, the Falcons’ Dan Evans III received a pass that he took 85 yards to cut the deficit to 12-7.
At the end of the second quarter, Lynch and DC Farrell produced back-to-back first downs to start the drive. Farrell on a slant pattern went 52 yards from Ericson to extend the Irish lead to 19-7.
Ursuline turned the ball over inside the red zone with under six minutes to play in the third quarter. DJ Williams gained a total of nine yards on the ground on Fitch’s first three plays of the drive. On fourth down and 1 to go, Williams went in from 3 yards away with 2:58 in the quarter (19-14).
Not to be outdone, Ursuline responded as Ericson eluded defenders and vaulted over a Falcon on his way in the end zone from 26-yards up the left side.
With under 3 minutes to play, Ericson is able to garner a first down on a 4th-and-2 deep in Fitch territory. The next play, it was Lynch who went 6-yards into the end zone for the final score of the game to put the Irish up 18-points (32-14).
Ursuline – ranked #3 in the AP poll – will travel to St. Vincent-St. Mary (4-2) next week.
Fitch’s next outing will be two weeks from tonight when it’ll host Massillon.
Ursuline, 32-14 (Final)
U – Jy’Quise Liason, 100-yard kickoff return for TD (pass failed, 11:43)
U – Jack Ericson, 5-yard TD run (pass failed, 3:28)
F – Dan Evans III, 84-yard kickoff return for TD (Anthony Ruggles kick, 3:13)
U – DC Farrell, 52-yard TD catch from Ericson (successful kick, 4:08)
F – DJ Williams, 3-yard TD run (Ruggles kick, 2:58)
U – Ericson, 26-yard TD run (kick blocked, 0:23)
U – Christian Lynch, 6-yard TD run (Gavin Sedoris kick, 2:11)
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