Boardman Spartans vs. Warren Harding Raiders

WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – It will be 721 days since the Raiders and Spartans faced off on the football field. This Friday, the Game of the Week will have its cameras set at Mollenkopf Stadium as Boardman visits Warren Harding.

Their last three meetings have been decided by seven points or less. This week’s game has the potential to be another classic.

High School Football Game of the Week
Friday October 1st at 7 p.m. LIVE on MyYTV
Boardman (4-2) at Harding (2-4)

You can watch the “Game of the Week”:

Digital Live at 33.2
Armstrong Cable Channel 13 and 108
Comcast Cable Channel 3
Direct TV channel 15
MyYTV – Canal Spectrum 997 or 1008

Last 5 meetings
October 11, 2019 – Harding, 44-38 (2 OT)
October 5, 2018 – Harding, 17-14
October 6, 2017 – Boardman, 28-21
October 7, 2016 – Harding, 46-15
October 9, 2015 – Boardman, 18-14

Team statistics 2021
Pointing offense: Harding, 32.3; Boardman, 28.8
Pointing defense: Boardman, 18.7; Harding, 27.3

Play Notes
-Harding won his last two outings against Boardman in 2019 (44-38) and 2018 (17-14). However, the Spartans have won two of the last three clashes (2017, 2015) against Harding from Mollenkopf Stadium. The series could not be played last year. Harding and Boardman spent 11 years between meetings with Boardman’s exit from the Steel Valley Conference and the two schools joining the All-American Conference in 2015.

-In 2019, Boardman rallied in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 35 after trailing 21 earlier in the 12-minute period. However, it was Marcus Brown’s 3-yard touchdown run that gave Harding his 44-38 double overtime victory.

-In their 2017 meeting, Boardman led by 15 points (21-6) but it was Harding who fought back to tie the score at 21. On the Spartans’ last practice, Domonhic Jenkins scored to give Boardman a victory from 28-21.

-A week ago, Saint-Vincent-St. Mary led at halftime (7-0) over Harding at home, 7-0. After the Raiders tied the game on a 41-yard touchdown from Tyriq Ivory, the fourth quarter saw the two teams combine for 23 points as Harding survived with a 20-17 victory. Dalys Jett found Dom Foster on a 55-yard shot with 4:09 left to give the Raiders the lead in earnest. Harding’s defense forced three turnovers. Jett threw for three scores.

-Last Friday, Boardman was led by 3 at halftime (10-7) against Benedictine. However, over the next 24 minutes, the Bengals outscored the Spartans 28-13 to a 38-20 victory. Sean O’Horo led the Spartans on the ground averaging 3.9 yards per carry. Cam Thompson caught four passes for 63 yards. Terence Thomas pitched for a touchdown in the second quarter and also ran for another in the third quarter.

Upcoming calendar
Board of directors
October 8 – at the Ursulines (4-1)
October 15 – Fitch (3-2)
October 22 – Canfield (5-1)

October 9 – to Cardinal Mooney (0-6)
Oct 15 – at Chaney (2-3)
October 22 – Fitch (3-2)

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