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Ravens Falls To Chagrin...Again
By Michelle Hennon
The Ravenna Ravens found out Friday night that revenge is not always sweet. The Ravens fell short in 49-21 loss to the Chagrin Falls Tigers Saturday night in the regional semifinals of the Ohio High School Athletic Association state football playoffs.
The Ravens met the Tigers in the same round of last year’s state playoffs falling 24-6.
The Tigers stole all the momentum early with a 3-yard touchdown pitch and catch from Chagrin Falls quarterback Tommy Iammarino to running back Jack Campbell to lead 7-0 with 9:05 left in the first.
Ravenna tried to get on the board in the 1st quarter but kicker Ben Morgan missed the Ravens only scoring opportunity of the half.
At the end of the 1st quarter Ravenna was only down 7-0 but the Tigers would not stop rolling.
Starting the 2nd quarter Jack Campbell ran in his first of 3 touchdowns on the night to make it 14-0 Chagrin Falls with 9:01 left in the first half.
Ravenna’s sideline lacked emotion and energy as the Tigers would score two more touchdowns before the half and lead 28-0.
The Ravens went into the locker room having only 24 yards of total offense and completing 2 of 9 passes. Chagrin Falls running back Jack Campbell had 77 yards and three touchdowns of his own at halftime.
Ravenna continued to misfire in the 3rd quarter. Their first possession of the second half ended up to be their sixth consecutive three-and-out.
Chagrin Falls continued to dominate the Ravens going up 42-0 with 1:29 left in the third after a 4-yard and a 1-yard touchdown run by Joey Casarona.
Ravenna tried to climb its way back into the game with a 76-yard touchdown run by Kyle Spellman to make it 42-7 Tigers.
The Tigers quickly answered with a 56-yard TD run by Bradley Munday.
Ravenna scored two more times as Spellman connected with Jo’siah Coman for a 36-yard touchdown pass and a 64-yard Warren Bradley touchdown run.
The Ravens final surge would be to little to late as the Ravens fell 49-21 to the Tigers.
The Chagrin Falls Tigers advance to the regional finals of the OHSAA state football playoffs.