NILES, Ohio (WKBN) – Running back Antuan Gardner scored 4 touchdowns in a 35-14 Niles win over Howland Thursday night.

It was a slow start to the game as the first quarter ended 0-0.

Early in the second quarter, it was the Tigers that jumped out to a 7-0 lead when TJ Douglas caught a 20-yard touchdown from John Perry.

Late in the second, Gardner’s first score of the game came from a six-yard carry tying the game going into the half. The other three Gardner touchdowns all took place in the second half.

In the fourth, Howland’s Josh Jarvis caught a long touchdown pass from Perry to cut the lead to 7.

Late in the fourth, Anthony Budak scored an 85-yard touchdown for the Dragons. Niles would answer with back-to-back scores to take a 35-14 lead.

This game was cut short with just three minutes remaining due to severe weather in the area.

Howland will host Poland in week two. Niles will visit Alliance.

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