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Last season the Covid-19 pandemic caused the cancelation of the annual backyard showdown between Kettering Fairmont and Archbishop Alter High School in Week One.
While the Alter Knights came into the game with the advantage of having future Ohio State Buckeye, CJ Hicks, and Cincinnati Bearcats pledge Derrick Shepard, the Firebirds countered by keeping the Knights offense off the field and putting junior kicker Will Holt in position to show off all the work he’d done over the past year working with Game Winner Kicking founder Andrew Gantz.
While Alter struck first with a first-quarter score, the Firebirds drove the field, putting Holt in position for a 37-yard field goal attempt. The kick was good, and Holt would go on to match his made field goals from last season before the night was out with two more made kicks from 29 yards and 26 yards, giving the Firebirds a 9-7 advantage with 5:41 left in the third quarter.
Holt would close out the Firebirds scoring after a 5-yard touchdown pass by Male’k Hillon to Dalton Gustwiler on a 4th and two from the 5-yard line making it 16-7 and allowing their defense to keep the Knights at bay.
After the game, Football In Ohio spoke with Holt about the night and more.