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South Range holds off Struthers; East wins

≤ SOUTH RANGE 49, STRUTHERS 42: STRUTHERS — After a big defensive play early in the game, the offenses took over in a shootout that saw almost 1,000 yards from srimmage. In the end, the Raiders outscored the Wildcats 14-7 in the decisive fourth quarter of the Northeast-8 Conference battle.

The offensive heroes were many for both teams. South Range (6-3, 4-2) quarterback Isaac Allegretto passed for 217 yards and two touchdowns while running for three scores. Dylan Dominguez gained 156 yards on the ground and Chris Brooks had five catches for 157 yards. Dominguez and Brooks both scored a TD.

Struthers (6-3, 4-2) got 197 rushing yards from quarterback Aiden Hall and 120 yards from Adrian Brown. Hall also passed for 135 yards.

The Wildcats’ Josh Marshall scored the first TD of the game on a 63-yard interception return and the fireworks continued the rest of the evening.

≤ EAST 30, UNIVERSITY SCHOOL 14: YOUNGSTOWN — East picked off four University School pass and pulled away for a non-conference victory.

The Golden Bears (4-5) scored on an interception return and a kickoff return to make up for the fact that they gained just 148 total yards. Rueben Talley returned a kickoff 85 yards for a 14-7 lead in the second quarter. After the Preppers (5-4) tied the game at 14, Maleek McIntosh picked off a pass and returned it 38 yards for a TD and a 22-14 lead.

≤ McDONALD 48, LOWELLVILLE 12: LOWELLVILLE — McDonald pulled away from the Rockets in the second half of a key conference matchup that had major playoff implications.

McDonald (6-3, 5-1) came in ranked seventh in Region 25 of Division VII, while Lowellville (6-3, 4-2) was ranked eighth in the same region. The Blue Devils took a 20-0 lead before Lowellville rattled off 12 points in the second quarter to pull within a touchdown. McDonald scored the final 28 points to put the game away.

The Blue Devils’ Dominc Schadl led the way, accouting for five TDs and with 297 total yards. He ran for 239 yards and three TDs on 19 carries. After Lowellville made it 20-12 in the second quarter, Schadl responded with a 35-yard run before halftime. Nathan Gilligan added 100 yards and two TDs on 10 carries.

≤ BROOKFIELD 42, CAMPBELL 7: CAMPBELL — The Warriors set up an All-American Conference Blue Tier showdown next week with Champion by blasting the Red Devils.

Brookfield broke away from a 7-7 tie and opened a 35-7 lead by halftime. The Haden Gibson to Ryan Logan connection accounted for two scores and Brookfield (7-2, 5-0) added three short scoring runs.

≤ GIRARD 47, JEFFERSON 12: GIRARD — Girard dominated the first half of a Northeast-8 Conference clash with Jefferson and cruised to a home victory.

Andrew DelGarbino completed 9-of-15 passes for 228 yards, two touchdowns and zero interceptions. Morgan Clardy ran for 118 yards and two TDs on 13 carries and also caught a 60-yard TD pass.

The Indians (6-3, 3-3), who accumulated 492 total yards, took a 28-0 first-half lead, with Clardy scoring on runs of 9 and 2 yards and also catching his TD pass. Conner Moore also recovered a bad snap on a punt in the end zone for a TD.

≤ LIBERTY 46, NEWTON FALLS 27: LIBERTY — Jamie Melton and Donte Venters both rushed for over 150 yards to more than offset a strong passing game from Newton Falls.

The Leopards improved to 3-6 overall and 2-4 in the All-American Conference-Blue Tier, as Melton finished with 166 yards rushing and a pair of touchdowns on 19 carries and Venters added 154 yards and two touchdowns.

Liberty led 22-14 after Daveyon Williamson scored on a 1-yard quarterback sneak and Melton added a two-point conversion run early in the third quarter. The Leopards used a 24-points fourth quarter to pull away after leading 22-20 entering the final period.