The lights were shining, fog was low this Friday night as the Lorain Titans battled with St. Joseph - Football North at George Daniel Field. The Titans were electric as they performed in front of their home crowd for the first time this season to defeat St. Joes 50-6.
St. Joes would start the game by receiving the opening kickoff, but the drive would stall after Football North secure two first downs. After a good punt by St. Joseph, Lorain High School junior runningback Daylin Dower would run for 75 yards on the first play for the Titans. This would set up a 5-yard TD run from quarterback Jordan Jackson to put the Titans up 7-0.
Lorain wasted no time to find the end zone again as they scored a 30-yard TD from Savon Chavis. This was made possible by a 40-yard run from Daylin Dower. St. Joes started to build a little momentum the following drive as they marched the ball down the field. However, their drive came to a stop, as DB Tyshawn Lighty would intercept the pass from St. Joes QB.
Lorain not only dominated the rushing game, they proved that they were able to get the job done through the air as well. Jordan Jackson would find WR Zach Evans for a 34-yard TD reception to put the Titans up 21-0 against St. Joes. Jordan Jackson would finish the game 10-14 passing for 137 yards with two touchdown passes and one rushing touchdown.
St. Joes – Football North were not ready to give up yet. They stuck with their running game and marched the ball down the field to find the end zone and put the score at 28-6 late in the second quarter. This would be the only time that St. Joes would find the end zone throughout the contest. Daylin Dower and the Titans did not take long to answer back as Dower caught a pass for a 34-yard TD to put the Titans up 37-6. Dower would go on to be this week's High School Game of the Week MVP. Dower finished the game with 7 carries for 210 yards rushing and 2 touchdowns. He also had 48 yards receiving with 1 touchdown reception.
Lorain will host Clarkson next Friday, September 21st at George Daniel Field. With the win tonight, Lorain advances to a (3-1) on the year.
No game is complete without an outstanding volunteer. We would like to recognize a member of the Lorain community that has continued to give back to the Lorain High School program year after year. Janet Garcia has volunteered with Lorain's Spirit Wear as well as their Sports Boosters to help the school's sports programs achieve success on and off the field.