Adu-Poku TD lifts Boardman in OT past Ursuline

The Boardman Spartans squeak by the Ursuline Irish

It took two overtime periods to determine a winner in Boardman Friday night, but the Spartans eventually prevailed, coming away with a 21-14 win over Ursuline.

BOARDMAN, Ohio (WKBN) – It took two overtime periods to determine a winner in Boardman Friday night, but the Spartans eventually prevailed, coming away with a 21-14 win over Ursuline.

Boardman’s Gaven Strines scored the first touchdown of the game, recovering a fumble for a score when a snap went over the head of an Ursuline player, giving the Spartans a 7-0 lead.

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Ursuline QB Jared Fabry connected with Dakota Hobbs for a 30 yard touchdown to close the gap to 7-6. The extra point attempt was no good.

Koby Adu-Poku’s five yard TD run with 6:46 remaining in the first half to give the Spartans a 14-6 lead, capping a long, 11 play, 56 yard drive for the Spartans.

The Spartans took an eight point lead into the half.

Fabry and Hobbs reconnected for a score again, this time from 33 yards away, with just :56 remaining in the game. The Irish converted the two point opportunity to send the game to overtime.

Adu-Poku’s second score of the game would come in the second overtime period. The nine yard run turned out to be the clincher, with the Spartan defense coming up with a stop to win the game.

Ursuline (2-5) will host Cardinal Mooney in week nine. Boardman (3-5) will visit Austintown Fitch.

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