Ohio State committee Malik Hartford starts senior season with big hit

Malik Hartford won the first game of the Lakota West of the 2022 season.

He made his presence felt in the last moments.

With Lakota West 20 seconds left on the clock, a three-point lead against St. Xavier,

The 2023 Ohio State Football Safety Commitment was called to the goal,

"I finally feel bad for the youngster," said Lakota West coach Tom Bolden.

"Hit, it was unnecessary. Malik was just trying to push harder,

St. Xavier missed a 47-yard field-goal attempt at the end of regulation,

Which marked the Firebirds' first win of the 2022 season.

Hartford is one of seven captains of Lakota West in the 2022 season.

who is following in the footsteps of former teammates Tshbola, Jackson and Jaire Brown

and will join Ohio State as an early enrollee in January.