POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – The South Range Raiders remain undefeated after picking up a 42-34 win over the Poland Bulldogs in Friday night’s ‘WKBN Game of the Week’.
South Range dominated in scoring early.
The Raiders were the first to score. Big 22 Contender Dylan Dominguez carried the ball over the 1-yard line to take a 7-0 lead.
South Range would remain dominant in the 1st quarter. Cory Penick scored the second touchdown of the night, pushing the lead 14-0.
Poland finally got on the board with just under 3 minutes left in the half. QB Jack Fulton carried the ball for the Bulldog’s first touchdown, Raiders still led 14-7.
South Range ended the half on a high note. Raiders’ QB Billy Skripac responded and took the ball into the end zone for South Range’s third touchdown, his second. The Raiders held their lead 21-7.
The Bulldogs were the first to score in the second half. Dom Parker ran the ball 22-yards for Poland’s second touchdown of the night, closing the lead 21-14.
The back and forth battle continued and the Raiders marched in another touchdown. Dominguez secured his second touchdown of the night, 28-14.
The Bulldogs begin to make a big comeback at the end of the 3rd quarter. QB Jack Fulton ran the ball into the end zone for his second touchdown, closing the lead to 28-21.
Then, Poland special teams continued the momentum with an onside kick recovery by Cole Fulton. Poland offense returned to the field.
Bulldogs QB Jack Fulton wasn’t done scoring, got another solo touchdown to tie the game 28-28 in the 4th quarter.
The tie didn’t last long. The Raiders were on 4th down and 2, Skripac threw a 42-yard touchdown pass to Dominguez to retain the lead 35-28.
Raiders retain the momentum. South Range defense came up big after the Bulldogs attempted advancing the ball on 4th down and 5. The Raiders were able to stop Poland in their tracks on the Bulldog’s 27-yard line.
South Range scored another touchdown with less than 3 minutes left in the game with a play fake to Dominguez that allowed QB Skripac to carry the ball himself into the end zone, extending the lead once more, 42-28.
With seconds left in the game, the Bulldogs scored another touchdown but missed the 2-point conversion.
The Raiders keep their lead 42-34.
Poland continued fighting, but it wasn’t enough.
Raiders secured the win, remaining, undefeated going into week 6.
South Range (5-0) will host Girard next week. Poland (2-3) will visit Niles.
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