HUBBARD, Ohio (WKBN) – Howland junior Victor Williams scored a rushing, receiving, and a defensive touchdown as Howland defeated Hubbard 34-20 on the MyYTV Game of the Week.
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Howland got on the board first in the game, capping a 13 play, 70 yard drive with a 3 yard touchdown run by Williams, his second of the season, with 5:10 left in the first quarter to give the Tigers a 7-0 lead.
The Tigers extended that lead in the third quarter to 13-0 with 8:37 remaining with a 2 yard touchdown from fullback Isom Julian.
Just two minutes later, the Tigers were back on the offensive attack. Williams scored his second touchdown of the game, this time a 33 yard reception from quarterback Jake Lester with 6:06 left in the third to extend the lead to 20-0.
PHOTOS | Howland 34, Hubbard 20
Hubbard finally found the end zone for the first time with 1:51 left in the third. George Hill scored from 2 yards out to cap a 10 play 60 yard scoring drive, Hill’s 6th rushing touchdown of the year to cut the lead to 20-7.
On the following possession, Hubbard tackled the Howland punter on fourth down to set up a first and goal at the 5 yard line. The tough Howland defense forced a fourth down and 2, and Hubbard elected to go for it. That decision turned out to be the right one with Brandon Rios diving in for a score. After a blocked extra point, Howland still led 20-13.
Things continued to look up for Hubbard when a 34 yard field goal attempt on the following Howland drive was no good. But the excitement was short lived. Hubbard’s first play on the following drive was intercepted by Williams and returned for a touchdown to extend the Howland lead back to two scores, 27-13.
A 2 yard rushing touchdown by Tyriq Ellis sealed the game for Howland, extending the lead to 34-20 with just over under two minutes remaining.
Final stats Hubbard
248 total yards, 178 rushing
George Hill 9 carries for 98 yards and 2 TDs
Brandon Rios 11 carries for 67 yards and 1 TD
Final stats Howland
310 total yards, 185 rushing
Tyriq Ellis 24 carriews for 129 yards and 1 TD
Isom Julian 13 carries for 60 yards and 1 TD
Victor Williams 4 receptions for 104 yards and 1 TD
Jake Lester 7/9 125 yards and 1 TD
Howland will travel to East next week. Hubbard will travel to Niles.