Fans in attendance at Mollenkopf Stadium on Friday night had double the pleasure.
While many were undoubtedly glued to their phones following the extra-innings exploits of the Cleveland Indians’ win over the New York Yankees, they also kept close watch on an entertaining All-American Conference Gold Tier game between the Warren Harding Raiders and Boardman Spartans.
The Raiders made it exciting with a second-half comeback from a 15-point deficit to tie the score, but the Spartans had the final celebration when quarterback Michael O’Horo scored on a 1-yard sneak with 33 seconds remaining to give the Spartans a 28-21 win.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.