Watch: Harding’s defense stifles Mustangs; moves onto round 3

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Raiders have now won 4 consecutive games after their 1-3 start

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Harding has won 4 straight games after tonight’s 38-6 win over Maple Heights. The Raiders improve to 5-3 as they await Fitch next week in the Regional Quarterfinal matchup.

Harding began the season with a 1-3 mark.

Harding opened the game with a pair of Elijah Taylor touchdowns in the first quarter. He scored from a yard out and he later threw a 35-yarder to Dom Foster to give the Raiders a 14-0 score.

In the second quarter, Tank Perkins ran in from 34-yards away to extend the Raider lead to 21-0.

Maple Heights got on the board on a Delonte Hall pass to Keith Allen in the second quarter (21-6).

Harding’s Brysen Powell ran for two scores – a 25-yard and a 58-yarder – to seal the victory for the Raiders.

Powell rushed for 113 yards. Taylor completed 7 of 13 for 85 yards.

The Mustangs (5-3) saw their 5-game win streak snapped this evening after opening the year at 0-2 (in road games against St. Vincent-St. Mary and Cleveland Heights).

Scoring Chart
Harding, 38-6
First Quarter
H – Elijah Taylor, 1-yard TD run (H 7-0)
H – Dom Foster, 35-yard TD catch from Elijah Taylor (H 14-0)
Second Quarter
H – Tank Perkins, 34-yard TD run (H 21-0)
M – Keith Allen, 56-yard TD catch from Delonte Hall (H 21-6)
H – Brysen Powell, 25-yard TD run (H 28-6)
Third Quarter
H – Brysen Powell, 58-yard TD run (H 35-6)
Fourth Quarter
H – Jake Dougherty, 23-yard FG (H 38-6)

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