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Warriors outlast Lions 32-26 in overtime thriller

By Carol McIntire


Carrollton senior running back Chase Flanagan (32) cuts back and into a hole opened by the block of Jace Miles (52) on Minerva senior Connor Fritz (7) during the Carrollton vs. Minerva game Friday as  Lions defensive back Brock Croston (5) closes in on the play.

MINERVA – The Carrollton vs. Minerva football game Friday was as a rivalry game should be: a see-saw back-and-forth, heart stopping battle with the score knotted at the end of regulation that is ultimately decided by overtime.

Minerva struck first, taking the opening kickoff and marching 55 yards to the end zone. Carrollton tied the game and went ahead and the Lions regained the lead, all in the first half. Carrollton took the second half kickoff, marched 68 yards down the field for a touchdown. They built a 26-13 lead before the Lions came roaring back in the fourth quarter to tie the game as time expired.

Carrollton scored first in the overtime period, but the extra point kick sailed past the goal post wide to the left, giving the Lions an opportunity to notch their first win of the season. An interception by Carrollton senior Teagin Mohn in the end zone gave the Warriors a 32-26 win.

“It was a great game,” said Carrollton Coach Phil Mauro following the win. “We stopped them once in the overtime period, but a roughing the passer call gave them new life. We were fortunate Teagin was in a position to get the interception that clinched the win.”

Micah Donley qualifies for state cross country meet

PICKERINGTON - The Carrollton boys and girls cross country teams competed in the Pickerington North Division II regional cross country meet last Saturday.

Both teams ran well, but the Warriors will send one runner to the state meet this Saturday at National Trail Raceway in Hebron.

Junior Micah Donley will be the lone Carrollton representative. Donley placed ninth with a time of 19:26.15.

“She ran with determination and a sense of purpose that I haven’t seen before,” said head coach Chris Woolf. “I am so proud to see all of her hard work and training pay off and see her dream come true. She was more focused than I had seen her in recent weeks and she ran strategically and placed in the top 10.”

CHS cross country teams qualify for regional meet

CAMBRIDGE – Its that time of year again. The Carrollton boys and girls cross country teams ran at the Eastern District, District Division II Cross Country meet Saturday at Cambridge High School.

The boys placed third with 136 points and the girls finished seventh with 218 points. Each earned a trip to the regional meet this Saturday at Pickerington High School.

“Both teams competed well and left everything out on the course,” said head coach Chris Woolf. “Both teams started off the post season with these goals in mind and accomplished them. We are very proud of these young student athletes and look forward to next weekend at Pickerington.”

The top six boys teams and any individual in the top 24 not on a qualifying team advanced to the regional meet.

Volleyball team advances in post season tournament

CARROLLTON – The Carrollton volleyball team won its fifth sectional championship in the last six years last Thursday night over John Glenn at Carrollton.

The Lady Warriors defeated John Glenn in three sets, 25-20, 25-21 and 25-20, to capture the Division II sectional championship.

Shelbee Stidom led the Warriors with 19 points (1 ace), while Sadie Green recorded 39 assists. Jaci Pridemore controlled the net with 11 kills and three solo blocks and an assist. Allison Davis had 22 digs.

The win improved the Warriors to 19-4 overall.

Carrollton was to play Beaver Local Tuesday at Steubenville in the opening round of the district tournament.

The Beavers are seeded #3 in the tournament and the Warriors are the #6 seed.

The winner of the game will face the winner of the Dover vs. Indian Valley game Oct. 28 at 4 p.m.

Warriors down Wildcats for second win

By Leigh Ann Rutledge
FPS Reporter


Trevor Boggess (84) signals a touchdown as teammate Parker Crim (14) slides into the end zone behind an offensive push by the Warrior front line Friday against Canton South. the Warriors picked up their second win of the season, 21-8, over the Wildcats.

When 2017 senior football players look back on Carrollton’s 21-8 win over Canton South Oct. 20, they will remember they “left it all on the field.”

“This is what we’ve been waiting on”, Coach Phil Mauro said. “We were a little dysfunctional early but the defense kept us in the game.”

“A big play by special teams brought the spark back and we had a great second half of football,” said Mauro.

Carrollton trailed Canton South 8-0 heading into the locker room at halftime. The Warriors received the second half kick-off. After a three-and-out series, the Warriors punted to Canton South, who also failed to generate a first down. Wildcat punter Jared Perez attempted to punt the ball from his own the 23-yard line, but the kick was blocked and rolled into the end zone where Warrior Bryce Carte recovered for a Carrollton touchdown. The two-point conversion pass from Trevor Boggess to Braden Wells tied the score at 8-8 with 8:47 left in the third quarter.

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