Howland in close loss; Niles falls, Hubbard wins

¯ PARMA PADUA 23, HOWLAND 17: PARMA — Howland was able to get out to a 3-0 lead late in the first quarter on a 34-yard field goal by Luke Brancaccio. Parma Pauda blews the game open in the second quarter.

Parma quarterback Kevin Peterson threw a 21-yard touchdown to wide receiver Colin Pavlus for a 7-3 lead with 10:17 left in the first half. After a few dead possessions for Howland, Peterson connected again with Pavlus on a 25-yard touchdown pass for a 14-3 halftime lead.

Early in the third quarter, Howland got close as Garrett Deemer scored from one yard out. Deemer also caught the 2-point conversion from Samari Dean to cut the deficit to 14-11 with 9:41 left in the third quarter. Padua took the lead early in the fourth as Dominic Buttazzoni nailed a 42-yard FG for a 17-14 lead with 11:15 left.

Padua scored again on the Peterson-Pavlus connection for 45 yards. Padua led 23-11 with 7:52 to go. Howland responded quickly as Jackson Deemer ran for a 34-yard touchdown to cut Padua’s lead to 23-17.

¯ STRUTHERS 41, NILES 23: NILES — Struthers (3-0) continued its great start. Nick Adams 4-yard run in the first quarter opened the scoring with 6:18 left. Struthers led 8-0.

In the second, Niles (0-3) responded with a 95-yard pass from Jordan Soda to Jason Johns to cut the deficit to 8-7. Struthers then scored with a Willie Mitchell 8-yard run to put Struthers up 14-7. Niles then added a 38-yard field goal from Chase Sudzina with 1:16 left in the first half.

Struthers added another Mitchell touchdwon this time from five yards out to put Struthers up 22-10 at half. Just 23 seconds into the second half, Mitchell ran the ball in from 61 yards out to give Struthers a 28-10 lead.

About five minutes later, Struthers scored on a J.D. Hall 68-yard touchdwon run to spread the lead to 35-10 with 5:27 in the third. Niles was able to score eight seconds into the fourth on a Trent Johnson 38-yard pass from Soda to cut the deficit to 35-17. Mitchell added his fourth score of the game for a 41-17 lead. Nate Fowler caught a 4-yard pass from Soda with 4:24 left.

¯ HUBBARD 41, EDGEWOOD 7: ASHTABULA — The Eagles rolled to a 34-0 halftime lead and outgained the Warriors (0-3, 0-2), 359-126, in an All-American Conference White Tier victory.

Hubbard (2-1, 1-0) got 135 yards and three touchdowns from Tyreq Moorer. Daveon Daniels ran for 49 yards and a score and passed for 79 yards and a touchdown.

The Eagles play another White Tier opponent, Lakeview, next week at home.

¯ AUSTINTOWN FITCH 42, LOUISVILLE 21: AUSTINTOWN — Joey Zielnski and Randy Smith combined for 146 of Fitch 249 rushing yards and three scores as the Falcons dominated the host Leopards.

Zielinski had 12 carries for 80 yards and touchdown, while Smith had 14 carries for 66 yards and two scores for Fitch (1-2).

Jared Mathie was 19 of 33 for 220 yards and three touchdowns — two in the fourth quarter — for Louisville (0-3).

¯ BOARDMAN 39, JACKSON 36: MASSILLON — Michael O’Horo 4-yard score late in the fourth quarter helped lift the Spartans past the rallying Polar Bears

O’Horo had three touchdown runs of 4, 80 and 4 yards to lead the Spartans past former Federal League rival Massillon Jackson.

Boardmah had a 19-14 lead after three quarters, but Jackson outscored the Spartans (3-0) 22-20 in the fourth quarter.

Pallotta had three touchdown passes for the Polar Bears, who drop to 2-1.

¯ COLUMBUS DeSALES 28, CARDINAL MOONEY 7: COLUMBUS — Brian Asamoah had 130 yards rushing and two fourth-quarter touchdowns as DeSales pulled past Mooney.

Cole Silvesteri and Joe Velazquez each had first-half scores for DeSales (3-0).

Andre McCoy’s 5-yard run late in the fourth quarter finally got Mooney (1-2) on the board.

DeSales outgained Mooney in total yardage, 328 to 198.

¯ LAKESIDE 33, EAST 19: ASHTABULA — Lakeside rallied from a 12-7 first-quarter deficit and then rolled past visiting East.

Lakeside (3-0) outgained East (0-3) in total yardage 345 to 220.

A. Harris paced Lakeside with 14 carries for 127 yards.

Thomas Steele led East with 9 carries for 44 yards and was 8 of 15 for 147 yards passing.

¯ POLAND 49, JEFFERSON 0: JEFFERSON — Poland (3-0) got on top of Jefferson (1-2) early and often. Poland running back Jonah Spencer scored first from 37 yards away for a 7-0 lead.

Quarterback Cole Kosco ran in from six yards out later in the first quarter for a 14-0 lead. In the second quarter, Nathan Alessi got on the board with a 25-yard pass from Kosco for a 21-0 Poland lead.

Jefferson had no answer for Poland as the Falcons only had 78 total yards. After that, Alec Catsoules ran the ball in from 10 yards out to give Poland a 28-0 lead.

The onslaught continued as Dante Romano ran for a 13-yard touchdown. Not too long after, Spencer scored again. This time, only from two yards out to give Poland a 42-0 lead.

Poland rushed for six touchdowns. In the third quarter, Richard Bailey finished the Poland scoring with a 38-yard rushing touchdown.

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