STEUBENVILLE — Big Red reeled off 28 unanswered points (three touchdowns came in the second half) and rolled to a convincing 42-21 victory over previously unbeaten Boardman on Sept. 15.

Steubenville had to come from behind three times in the first half and knotted the score at 21 when Jonathon Blackman caught a 5-yard pass from Javon Davis with 41 ticks left before intermission.

The second half was all Big Red. Blackmon caught another Davis scoring strike, this one from 37 yards out, and added an 86-yard scoring sprint. Davis and Gino Pierro hooked up for a 58-yard score on the first play of the third quarter.

Meanwhile, the Steubenville defense, which allowed 196 yards during the opening 24 minutes, completely shut down the Spartans. Boardman would gain just eight yards during the final two quarters.

Davis had a huge night, completing 14-of-21 passing attempts for 250 yards and five scores. He hit Blackmon from 39 yards out for Big Red’s first touchdown and also found DaJuan Jones for a 40-yard score.

Blackmon put together one incredible statistical line — three catches for 83 yards and three scores; three rushing attempts for 87 yards and a touchdown.

Steubenville 42, Boardman 21

Boardman 7-14-0-0 — 21

Big Red 7-14-7-14 — 42

BOARDMAN: Ieraci 11 run (Fryda kick)

BIG RED: Blackmon 39 pass from Davis (Phillips kick)

BOARDMAN: Jennings 77 pass from O’Horo (Fryda kick)

BIG RED: Jones 40 pass from Davis (Phillips kick)

BOARDMAN: Ieraci 53 pass from O’Horo (Fryda kick)

BIG RED: Blackmon 5 pass from Davis (Phillips kick)

BIG RED: Pierro 58 pass from Davis (Phillips kick)

BIG RED: Blackmon 37 pass from Davis (Phillips kick)

BIG RED: Blackmon 86 run (Phillips kick)

RUSHING: Boardman 35-44-1 (O’Horo 14-(-11); Ieraci 4-37-1; Jennings 15-24; Rodriguez 2-(-6)); Big Red 37-237-1 (Davis 4-31; Bernard 17-55; Mitchell 5-27; Blackmon 3-87-1; Agresta 1-7; Crawford 1-1; Montgomery 6-29).

PASSING: Boardman 9-23-170-2 (all by O’Horo); Big Red 16-23-253-5 (Davis 14-21-250-5; Agresta 1-1-2; Criss 1-1-1).

RECEIVING: Boardman 9-170-2 (Jennings 2-78-1; Forte 1-7; Ieraci 1-53-1; Miller 2-4; Coleman 2-15; Falleti 1-13); Big Red 16-253-5 (Jones 2-40-1; Pierro 2-77-1; Agresta 2-22; Zane 2-12; Rauch 2-17; Blackmon 3-83-3; Mitchell 1-1; Bernard 1-2; Haney 1-1).

FIRST DOWNS: Boardman 9; Big Red 17.

PENALTIES-YARDS: Boardman 5-47; Big Red 10-106.

PUNTS: Boardman 9-35; Big Red 9-37.

FUMBLES-LOST: Boardman 1-1; Big Red 1-0.