Fenwick’s Tyler Houck (19) and Henry Nenni (15) tackle Carroll’s Johnathan Beiring (11) on Friday night in Riverside. The visiting Falcons emerged with a 42-41 victory. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ANGIE MOHRHAUS

Prep football: Playoff-bound Fenwick fights off Carroll for wild win

RIVERSIDE — Fenwick High School’s football team outlasted Carroll in an offensive slugfest Friday night, emerging with a 42-41 victory in a regular-season finale.

The host Patriots scored with 2:14 remaining and lined up for an extra point, but tried a fake for 2 points and failed.

The Falcons moved to 8-2 overall and 6-1 in the Greater Catholic League Coed North Division, while Carroll finished 6-4, 3-4, in its first winning season since 2010.


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Fenwick looks to have a Division III, Region 12 home game against GCLC rival Chaminade Juliennne (7-3) next Friday — the Falcons beat CJ 34-19 in Week 7. The Ohio High School Athletic Association will announce the pairings Sunday.

Jack Fessler ran 17 times for 141 yards and a touchdown for Fenwick, though he did leave the game with a shoulder injury. Caleb Davis had eight carries for 91 yards and a score and caught a 78-yard TD pass from Sully Janeck, who was 13-of-19 for 278 yards and also connected with R.J. Clesceri for a pair of touchdowns.

Matt Beckman kicked two field goals and Gio DiGirolamo marked an interception in the winning effort. The Falcons piled up 522 total yards, while the Patriots had 411.

Fenwick’s R.J. Clesceri (2) jumps for a catch in front of Carroll’s Ethan Braun on Friday night in Riverside. The visiting Falcons won 42-41. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ANGIE MOHRHAUS
Photo: Staff Writer

Fred Butts (20 carries, 138 yards) and Sam Severt both scored twice for Carroll. Trent Fox completed 17-of-33 passes for 169 yards and two TDs.

Fenwick 14-7-13-8—42

Carroll 14-7-7-13—41

C: Fred Butts 5 run (Kade Greer kick)

F: Caleb Davis 78 pass from Sully Janeck (Matt Beckman kick)

C: Sam Severt 10 run (Greer kick)

F: R.J. Clesceri 15 pass from Janeck (Beckman kick)

F: Clesceri 19 pass from Janeck (Beckman kick)

C: Butts 22 run (Greer kick)

F: Jack Fessler 50 run (Beckman kick)

C: Will Severt 26 run off lateral from Sam Severt (Greer kick)

F: Beckman 25 field goal

F: Beckman 22 field goal

C: Sam Severt 18 pass from Trent Fox (Greer kick)

F: Davis 1 run (Thomas Vogelsang pass from Janeck)

C: Donovan LaJeunesse 13 pass from Fox (Run failed)

Fenwick’s Gio DiGirolamo comes up with an interception on a pass intended for Carroll’s Sam Severt during a 42-41 victory for FHS in Riverside on Friday. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ANGIE MOHRHAUS
Fenwick’s Thomas Vogelsang (11) goes to the ground for a catch in front of Carroll’s Will Severt during Friday night’s game in Riverside. The visiting Falcons took a 42-41 win. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ANGIE MOHRHAUS
Fenwick’s Jack Fessler breaks a tackle en route to a touchdown during Friday night’s 42-41 triumph over host Carroll in Riverside. CONTRIBUTED PHOTO BY ANGIE MOHRHAUS

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