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CANFIELD OH- The Canfield Cardinals returned from their bye week with a burst of energy, securing a commanding victory over Parma Heights Holy Name with a final score of 42-9.

In the first quarter, Canfield wasted no time getting on the board as running back Scottie Eaton powered his way to a 4-yard rushing touchdown. Kicker Ethan Rittenour successfully added the extra point, giving Canfield an early 7-0 lead.

The second quarter saw Holy Name making a defensive play with DB Aiden Butler tackling Scottie Eaton in the end zone for a safety, earning their first points of the game. However, Canfield responded swiftly, with Eaton scoring his second rushing touchdown of the night, this time from 3 yards out. Rittenour’s successful PAT extended Canfield’s lead to 14-2.

The third quarter showcased Canfield’s versatility, as Scottie Eaton returned a kick 90 yards for an electrifying touchdown. Rittenour’s PAT was good, bringing the score to 21-2. The Cardinals continued to build their lead with quarterback Paul Bindas racing 40 yards for another touchdown, and Rittenour’s PAT made it 28-2. Eaton wasn’t done yet, breaking free for a spectacular 72-yard rushing touchdown, and Rittenour’s PAT was on target, giving Canfield a commanding 35-2 lead.

In the fourth quarter, Holy Name managed to find the end zone with running back Nicholas Nemeth scoring a 1-yard rushing touchdown. Chase Jozity successfully added the PAT, narrowing the gap to 35-9. Canfield responded swiftly, as wide receiver Anthony Mazzella added to the scoreboard with a 15-yard rushing touchdown. Rittenour’s PAT was good once again, sealing the victory for Canfield with a final score of 42-9.

The Canfield Cardinals showcased their prowess on both sides of the ball, returning from their bye week with a convincing win and an impressive offensive display led by Scottie Eaton’s remarkable performance.


AUSTINTOWN OH- In a thrilling matchup, Fitch continued a winning streak by narrowly outlasting St. Ignatius 24-21 in a gripping two-overtime battle. The first quarter was marked by both offenses struggling to find the end zone. However, the second quarter saw Fitch break the deadlock as Brady Evans caught a 12-yard touchdown pass from DeShawn Vaughn, capping an impressive 80-yard drive and giving Fitch a 7-0 lead at the half.

St. Ignatius responded in the third quarter when Max Woidke intercepted a pass and returned it 65 yards for a pick-six, leveling the score at 7-7. The fourth quarter featured a back-and-forth battle, with Grant Washington running for a 2-yard TD, putting St. Ignatius ahead 14-7. Fitch answered with a determined 13-play, 80-yard drive that culminated in Deon’Dray Richard’s 1-yard rushing TD, tying the game at 14-14 with just 3 seconds left on the clock.

Overtime brought more drama as DeShawn Vaughn powered his way into the end zone with an 8-yard rushing TD, putting Fitch ahead 21-14. St. Ignatius responded with Grant Washington’s 7-yard rushing TD, forcing a second overtime. In the second overtime period, Anthony Ruggles sealed the victory for Fitch with a 24-yard field goal, securing the dramatic 24-21 win.

Player of the game honors went to Fitch’s Dan Evans III, who had an interception and four tackles, while St. Ignatius’ Max Woidke stood out with two interceptions, including the crucial pick-six. This thrilling contest showcased the resilience and determination of both teams, with Fitch emerging victorious to maintain a 3-1 record.