CANFIELD,OH- Turnovers, special teams and field position played a big factor in week one of the high school football season for all teams in Northeastern Ohio thanks to mother nature. The South Range Raiders used these factors to their advantage against the Poland Bulldogs. The Raiders would force 3 turnovers that led to South Range Quarterback Michael Patrone scoring twice on the ground for the Raiders. The Raiders outrun the Bulldogs in soaked weather conditions 24-21.

The Raiders kicked off scoring with a 17 yard touchdown run by Running Back Dylan Dominguez to give South Range the early lead, 7-0. Poland would answer after coming out of a lightning delay when Running Back Peyton Mrakovich rushed for 49 yard to the endzone to tie the game up at 7. South Range continued their rushing attack with a 73 yard touchdown run down the middle by Quarterback Michael Patrone to regain the lead 14-7 in favor of the Raiders.
In the third quarter, the Bulldogs would tie the game again with a hard fought touchdown run by Fullback Christian Colosimo from 4 yards to tie the game at 14. The Raiders would score in the following possession with a 22 yard run by Patrone to regain the lead for the third time tonight. The Raiders would increase their lead after Kicker Harley Novak made a 24 yard Field Goal in windy conditions to make the score 24-14 in favor of South Range. Poland, with under a minute left, would score when Quarterback Jack Fulton scored from two yards out but it would not be enough to catch up to the Raiders. South Range wins 24-21. Poland(0-1) will face Niles McKinley next week at home. South Range(1-0) will travel to face Girard. Catch both games on YSNLIVE.com.
 * Contributed by YSN’s Anthony Melone