Girard back to .500

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CHAMPION – Girard hit the road and picked up their third win on the season with a big victory over Champion 56-34.

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In the first quarter, it was Champion that got on the board first on Brandon McFarland’s 54 yard run, putting the Flashes up 8-0.

The Indians would come right back on Nick Cardiero’s five yard touchdown run.

Then, in the second, it was Cardiero again, this time from 11 yards out, giving Girard its first lead of the game 13-8.

The Flashes would take the lead back on a McFarland two yard run, but seconds later it was Cardiero putting the Indians back on top on a 10 yard run, making the score 20-14.

Later in the quarter, Champion’s Jacob Rasey punched it in from one yard out to take the lead back.

With just over a minute remain in the half, Girard’s James Cupan pulled in a nine yard pass from Cardiero to give the Indians the lead heading into halftime 28-22.

In the second half, the Indians pulled away scoring 21 unanswered points, including a Cupan touchdown catch and a seven yard run. By the fourth quarter Girard had extended its lead to 49-22.

The Flashes would score twice in the fourth quarter, but it was not enough as they fell to the Indians, 56-34.

Champion will play at Campbell next week.

Girard will host their longtime rival Liberty on Friday night.

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