(GDFL) Columbus(OH) Fire defeat Racine(WI) Raiders

by Brad Finnearty

Racine,WI-In their first game in almost two years due to the COVID pandemic, the Fire brought the heat to down Racine in preseason action. Things started off kind of tough for the fire. With 6:41 left in the first quarter, the Raiders took a 7-0 lead a pass from Farr to Smith resulted in a 26-yard touchdown. The pass was intended for Terrence Fitch, but Smith grabbed it in the end zone after two Fire defenders were unable to pull it in.

On following plays the Fire pulled within 1 when the Raiders scored again to make the score 14-6. Then the Fire responded by tying the score with a 79-yard kickoff return by Aaron Davis and a two-point conversion run by Wilson.

Backup quarterback Gordy Bittner Jr. was intercepted by Dylan Moore with 7:08 to play. Quarterback Mike Wilson capitalized on that opportunity by making a 13 yard run for a touchdown on the Fire’s following series, pulling Columbus within 3, 23-20.(Read More)


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