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Ravenna graduate Damien Fortson at Michigan State

Ravenna graduate Damien Fortson at Michigan State


2000 Ravenna High School graduate Damien Fortson earned a scholarship to continue his academic and athletic careers at Michigan State University as a defensive back.

Fortson, pictured as No. 38, threw for 1,873 yards during his senior season with the Ravens. That 1999 group qualified for the playoffs before being eliminated by Buchtel. The 1,873 yards ranks as the 31st best in Portage County history for a single season.

The ’99 Ravens football finished with a 9-1 record in the regular season and were champions of the Metro League.

The team’s results included:

Week 1: Southeast 54-0

Week 2: Hoban 21-7

Week 3: Lake 21-40

Week 4: Chamberlin 45-7

Week 5: Kenston 18-14

Week 6: Stow 35-0

Week 7: Cuyahoga Falls 19-14

Week 8: Hudson 46-27

Week 9: Kent Roosevelt 46-13

Week 10: Barberton 62-20

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