Girard survives wild finish

Girard, Ohio (WYTV) – Girard survived a wild finish to top Warren JFK 21-20.

Forcing three turnovers on the first three Girard possessions, JFK capitalized in the first quarter with a pair of touchdowns. A Michael Roscoe five yard touchdown run put the Eagles up by six. Later in the quarter, it was Jacob Coates taking the ball 75 yards on a punt return to make it 12-0.

The Indians would answer. In the second quarter, Jacob Ryser caught a short touchdown pass to bring the Indians within a score, 12-7.

In the fourth quarter, a turnover in JFK territory would set up a 24 yard touchdown pass from Christian Bello to Collin Cramer to give the Indians their first lead of the night at 13-12.

The Eagles came right back when Roscoe hit Coates on a 62 yard touchdown, giving JFK the lead 18-12.

But, the Indians came right back on a Ryser one yard touchdown run and a successful two-point conversion put the Indians ahead 21-18.

On the following drive, an interception appeared to seal the victory for Girard, but a botched snap deep in their own territory led to a safety and gave the Eagles one last chance to win the game.

Driving with second remaining, a Roscoe pass was again intercepted, cementing the Girard win.

JFK (3-0) will look for their first win on the season next week when they travel to Youngstown Christian.

Girard (2-1) will travel to Campbell.


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