Friday Night Football: Black Tigers Edge Out Garfield, 16-15

The Cuyahoga Falls Black Tigers kept the near capacity crowd on its feet in Friday night's gridiron nail biter at Clifford Stadium.

Undefeated and it feels so good.

Friday night’s 16-15 win over the Garfield Golden Rams (1-1) marked the first time since 1998 that the started a season at 2-0.

That being said, last night’s win didn’t come easy.

The Golden Rams got off to a quick start, put eight points on the board and held the Black Tigers to a scoreless first quarter.

Senior quarterback Joe Repasky responded to the pressure with a pair of touchdown passes in the second quarter to senior wide receiver Luke Ritzinger.

Only two points were scored in the second half, but they were crucial.

Cuyahoga Falls trailed 15-14 midway through the 4th, but got lucky after Garfield punter, Troy Robinson, lost a bad snap deep in Black Tiger territory. The live ball bounced over the goal line and Robinson was forced to commit a safety before being swarmed in the end zone by Black Tiger defenders.

In the end, the Golden Rams’ nonexistent passing game (2-11, 5 yards, 1 interception) killed any chance of a come-from-behind victory.

The Black Tigers will head to (1-1) for their next game on Sept. 7. Kickoff in Kent is at 7 p.m.



Garfield       8       7       0       0       15
Cuy. Falls     0       14      0       2       16

Scoring Summary:
G: Darrion Powers 5-yard run (Zohntai Walker run), 1Q 9:07
CF: Luke Ritzinger 6-yard pass from Joe Repasky (Tyler Green kick), 2Q 11:34
CF: Luke Ritzinger 23-yard pass from Joe Repasky (Tyler Green kick), 2Q 5:45
G: Jarred Bell 1-yard run (Shai Jones kick), 2Q 0:47
CF: Safety (Garfield Punter -- Troy Robinson throws ball out of End Zone), 4Q 8:13

michelle September 01, 2012 at 02:33 PM
Miranda Terry September 01, 2012 at 04:52 PM
Go Tigers!! We need the community to pull together and head to Kent next week!!
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