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CARDINALS DOMINATE BATTLE OF THE BIRDS

MAHONING VALLEY SPORTS

CANFIELD OH- The Canfield Cardinals and the Austintown Fitch Falcons met for the first time on the gridiron since 2003, the Cardinals got off to a hot start and never looked back.

Austintown got the football to start the ballgame, but quickly turned it over with a fumble at their own 20 yard line. Canfield’s quarterback Broc Lowry ran in a touchdown from 5 yards out to get on the board first. The Falcons would respond with a 28 yard field goal, but the Cardinals took their next drive down the field in a hurry and was capped off by a Mike Crawford TD run to make it 14-3. Austintown quarterback Devin Sherwood had an explosive 54 yard touchdown run late in the first quarter to put the Falcons within 4.
The Cardinals special team came up big in the second quarter, as the Cardinals blocked a Falcons punt, and took over at the Fitch 30 yard line. Head coach Mike Pavlansky pulled the rabbit out of the bag in the playbook, with a double reverse flea flicker touchdown pass to Oliver Kovass to make it 21-10.

Canfield came out in the second half and scored on three consecutive drives to put the ballgame away. Canfield would win the matchup by a final score of 41-10. The Cardinals improve to 6-1, and will host East next Friday. Fitch is now 3-3, and will play Wadsworth at home on Friday. Catch both games live on YSN.

*Contributed By YSN’s Richie Juliano

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