Poland has made it to their second straight district championship game. They are looking to defend their title that they won last season. Standing in their way is area powerhouse West Branch. These two teams met in last year’s district semifinals. Poland took a competitive game that day on their way to a championship. Both teams return a lot of the roster from last year, so all signs point to another competitive game.
Poland has won two hard fought games to get to this point. First Poland beat Struthers for the third time this year 56-43. They only led 26-23 at half. Then in the district semifinals Poland found themselves in yet another battle. Only up three at half again 22-19 the Bulldogs has to dig deep to grab a 47-36 win. West Branch has won two lopsided games. Their first victim was Ravenna 55-5. Then they took it to EBC rival Salem 47-19.
All signs point to a great title game and YSN has you covered with a championship preview from coach Blanch.
The Austintown district championship is Saturday at Austintown Fitch at 7:00.