WARREN, Ohio (WYTV) – After a thrilling 48-41 victory over Massillon last week, could the Warren Harding Raiders do it again? The Austintown Fitch Falcons were no match for the Raiders in the MyYTV Game of the Week, falling 38-0 to the Raiders.
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Lynn Bowden connected with Juwan Pringle from 17 yards out to give Warren Harding a 6-0 lead, capping a 10 play, 80 yard touchdown drive. The extra point was blocked.
That lead would extend to 12-0 with 8:49 left in the half, this time with Bowden running it in from 6 yards out to cap yet another 80 yard drive (11 plays). The two point conversion attempt failed.
Harding took a 12-0 into the half.
Austintown Fitch opened the second half with the football, but would lose it via fumble. One play later, Keemari Murry would rumble 31 yards for his seventh touchdown of the year with 10:55 left in the third.
The turnover bug would strike Fitch again, with an errant passing finding the arms of a Raider defender on the Warren Harding 6 yard line. Harding would then drive the length of the field in just six plays, capping the drive with another Bowden touchdown, this time from two yards out.
The lead would reach 32-0 with Bowden scoring a fourth time, this one from 33 yards away with just 1:52 left in the third quarter.
The Raiders would put one more on the board with 9:05 left in the game when Isaiah Wells scored from one yard out.
This is Warren Harding’s first 4-0 start since 2004.
Fitch will host Youngstown East in week five. Warren Harding will host Ursuline.