Christian 41, Miami 8
At Pusch Ridge, the night was ugly for visiting Miami, as the Lions’ running game dominated with 283 yards. The Pusch Ridge defense also played well and forced three turnovers, including a 40-yard fumble recovery in the first quarter to help the Lions open the season 1-0.
• Highlight reel: Junior running back Taylor Fitzgerald had a 58-yard run as well as one of 19 yards.
• Player of the game: Fitzgerald finished with 176 rushing yards and scored touchdowns on runs of 17 and 19 yards.
• By the numbers: 350. Pusch Ridge had 350 total yards, and Miami was held to 209 total yards and failed to get a first down.
• He said it: “The offensive line had a great game, and they made their plays well and are great leaders.” —Fitzgerald