Ravenna 21, Field 13
Varsity Letters Player of the Game: Ravenna senior wide receiver/running back/safety Jonathan Davis.
Davis carried the ball 19 times for 91 yards and a touchdown. His 1-yard touchdown run gave Ravenna a 14-7 lead with 7:48 left in the game. Davis then helped the Ravens (7-2, 6-0 in the PTC Metro Division) seal the win with a 28-yard touchdown pass to senior receiver Bobby Clement.
With the win, Ravenna clinched at least a share of the PTC Metro Division title and will have a chance to win the championship outright next week when it hosts Springfield.
Field (8-1, 5-1) suffered its first loss of the season.
Davis was also a force on defense. He forced a fumble that was recovered by Ravenna as Field's comeback attempt was delayed. After Field scored a touchdown with 20 seconds left, Davis blocked the Falcons' extra-point kick.
"Jonathan Davis took the game over," Ravenna coach Jim Lunardi said. "He stood out."
Davis knew that his big plays on offense were important, but he said the Ravens defense was the difference because it was able to prevent Field from making a late comeback by forcing turnovers.
"We stayed pumped up," Jonathan Davis said. "That's one thing about our defense, we never get down. We stay hyped up. No matter what the offense is doing, our defense keeps us in the game."
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Ravenna senior fullback Roy Davis points to the sky after he scored a 1-yard touchdown in the first quarter of the Ravens' 21-13 win over previously undefeated Field on Friday night.