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SALEM OH- Poland Salem both played their second game in as many days on Wednesday as they met in the Quaker Holiday Classic Championship game. Defense was the name of the game as both of the teams struggled to score. Poland was able to come away with the win 56-45.

Christian Colosimo led the Bulldogs with 12 points. Andrew Centafonti and Ross Dedo both added 8 points to help the Bulldogs win.

Jon Null led the charge for the Quakers. He got in double figures with 14. Drew Weir was also in double figures scoring 12.

Poland will travel to Canfield for round 2 of the battle of 224 on Tuesday. Salem will host McDonald on Tuesday.




POLAND, OH – The Poland Bulldogs are well known as one of the valley’s powerhouse football teams and that success can always be attributed to senior leadership that seems to always get passed down from class to class. This leadership comes from experience, the passion for the game, the success that each class seems to always have, and then the drive to never let their last game come. When you think of this current senior class, no one embodies this mindset better than Andrew Centofanti!

Andrew is a wide receiver and defensive back for the Bulldogs, who prides himself on always making the big plays no matter where he is lined up on the field. This big play capability is huge for Poland as he has been able to become one of the most reliable players when Coach Williams needs someone most. Not only does Centofanti’s play on the field speak for himself, he is also a vocal leader for this team! Andrew has a unique ability to pump everyone up before games and carry that excitement and passion through each quarter. He has that fire that can get everyone to get amped up on a big third down or when his teammates cross the goal line.

YSN’s own, Steve Leslie, was able to sit down with Andrew this week via video chat to talk about what his goals are for this playoff run as a Bulldog, what playing for Poland means to him, what his plans are for after high school, a rapid fire question session to learn more about what makes Andrew the person he is, and much more!

Make sure to take some time to check out this special Poland Bulldogs football player profile with senior star, Andrew Centofanti!





POLAND, Ohio –

Sophomore quarterback, Jackson Johnson, and the Salem offense needed no time at all to get going against what has been regarded as one of the top defenses in the area. In less than 4 minutes, Johnson had his first touchdown pass of the game to junior receiver, Blaize Exline.

The offense showed it was alive and the defense fed off their enthusiasm, forcing the Bulldogs to go three and out on their first drive of the game. Following a pair of drives that would stall out, Salem would get the ball back on their own 3-yard line.

Despite having their backs against the wall, the Quakers still looked to be aggressive. In under 3 minutes, Salem was able to go 97 yards and extend their lead to 14, thanks to a great catch and run from junior receiver, Austin Sinkovich.

Up two scores on the defending Region 13 winner, Salem reached into their bag of tricks and pulled out an onside kick. The Quakes would recover, and had the Bulldogs on the ropes, and just 39 seconds later, Salem was holding a 21-0 lead, curtesy of Johnson’s third touchdown pass of the half.

Dazed and confused from the Quakers right hook, Coach Ryan Williams threw a wrinkle in hisBulldogs offense. Taking over at quarterback would be 6 foot 1, 220-pound fullback, Christian Colosimo. With Colosimo at the helm in their wildcat formation, Poland was methodically marching down the field until Colosimo took the air out of the stadium with a 57-yard bomb to senior Andrew Centofani, closing the Salem lead to just 15.

After a pair of stops from both defenses, Salem would take over in their own territory with a little over a minute remaining in the half. Trying to keep their aggressiveness, Salem took Johnson on a designed quarterback run on the first play of the drive, but a great tackle by Poland’s Peyton Mrakovich knocked the ball loose and allowed the Bulldogs to take over in Salem territory.

Looking to take all the momentum into the locker room, Poland would go for it on 4th and goal from the Salem 2-yard line, but Colosimo would lose control of the ball diving across the goal line, leaving the score at 21-6 going into the half.

Although their attempt to close the lead to one score heading into the locker room was unsuccessful, Poland picked up right where they had left off in the second half of work. The Bulldogs took 4 minutes and 50 seconds off the clock with their first drive of the second half. Great runs by junior quarterback, Jack Fulton,highlighted the Poland drive that was eventually capped by a 7-yard touchdown run from Mrakovich, a failed two-point conversion left the score at 21-12.

With the offense coming into its own, the Bulldog defense made sure they wouldn’t be left behind, keeping the Quakers out of the endzone and giving their offense the ball back. After a huge run by Fulton into Quaker territory, the Bulldogs would close the gap even more with Colosimo’s second touchdown of the night, this time from 11 yards out on the ground.

After another failed Quaker drive, Poland would get the ball back in their own territory with under 8 minutes remaining. Trailing by a field goal, the Poland offense went to work. An end around run by Andrew Centofanti got the Bulldogs into Salem territory, then impressive runs by Colosimo and Fulton had the Bulldogs into the endzone for their 24th unanswered point of the night.

Salem’s final drive of the night spelt more of the same for the Quakes. Poland had weathered the Quaker storm early, and made some key adjustments coming out of the half to get in the face of and contain the Salem dual-threat quarterback.


Poland: The Bulldogs will play host to the Chagrin Falls Tigers (5-2), who were automatically advanced into the next round following a forced cancellation from Field.

Salem: Though there is no game scheduled for next week as of now, the Quakers still have matchups against East Liverpool (4-4) and United (5-2) in the coming weeks.

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson


POLAND OH- Poland looking to increase their ranking in the Northeast 8 took on the undefeated Hubbard Eagles on Senior night for the Poland Marching band. Poland would score often in a shutout victory. Poland would score 4 unanswered touchdowns by 4 different players. The beat goes on for Poland with a 28-0 victory.
First quarter was a defensive battle with neither team making the scoreboard until the second quarter. Running Back Peyton Mrakovich would score the only touchdown of the first half with a 22 yard touchdown run making the game 7-0 Bulldogs going into halftime. Mrakovich would also intercept a pass in the final minute of the second quarter to ensure the Bulldog victory.
The second half was all Poland with two rushing touchdowns in the third quarter by Running Back Bryce Barringer from 60 yards as well as a 2 yard touchdown run by Running Back Jacob Caudle. Linebacker Christian Colosimo would score in the fourth quarter to secure the Poland Bulldog victory when he intercepted a pass and ran 66 yards to the endzone. Poland wins 28-0. Poland(4-1) will travel to Struthers in week 6 while Hubbard(4-1) will face South Range at home. Catch both matchups on YSNLive.com.
*Contributed By YSN’s Anthony Malone.


POLAND OH-The Poland Bulldogs, coming off a victory last week, were looking to continue their success going into week 3 against The Girard Indians. Wide Receiver Andrew Centofanti of Poland will assist in a big way for the Bulldogs. Scoring two receiving touchdowns in the game while Quarterback Jack Fulton had 3 touchdowns(2 passing, 1 rushing). The Bulldogs beat the Indians 33-14.

Poland got on the board in the first quarter with a pair of rushing touchdowns by Running Back Peyton Mrakovich and Fulton to make the game 14-0 going into the second quarter. The Bulldogs increased their lead with a 2 yard touchdown run by Running Back Bryce Barringer at the beginning of the second quarter followed by a hard fought touchdown pass to Centofanti from Fulton from 32 yards to make the game 26-0. Girard would answer on the final second of the half with a 31 yard hail mary pass to Wide Receiver Dominic Malito by Quarterback Andrew DelGarbino to make the game 26-7 going into halftime.
Centofanti and Fulton would add an additional passing touchdown on the night in the third quarter. Fulton found Centofanti from 18 yard out to make the game 33-7 in favor of the Bulldogs. Girard would score one more time in the fourth quarter with a 3 yard touchdown run by Delgarbino but it would not be enough to keep pace with the Bulldogs. Poland wins 33-14 on Homecoming night. Poland (2-1) will travel to Lakeview next week while Girard (1-2) will travel to Jefferson. Catch both games here on YSNLIVE.com.
*Contributed By YSN’s Anthony Malone.


POLAND OH- The Poland Bulldogs open their homestand looking for their first victory of the season against the Niles McKinley Red Dragons. Poland would find victory after 3 rushing touchdowns in the contest with Running Back Bryce Barringer scoring two of those rushing touchdowns in the game making his season total to 3 touchdowns. Poland wins 34-7 against Niles on Senior night for the Bulldogs.

The Bulldogs kicked off a high scoring first quarter with a 33 yard field goal by Kicker Jack Brant and a 15 yard touchdown run by Quarterback Jack Fulton to make the game 10-0 early in the first quarter. The Red Dragons would answer after Quarterback Zach Leonard extended the play and found Wide Receiver Chase Sudzina in the endzone from 21 yards to make the game 10-7. Barringer would answer for the Bulldogs with a 23 yard touchdown run to extend the Poland lead to 17-7 going into the second quarter.
Poland would control the second quarter starting with a 50 yard touchdown pass by Fulton to Wide Receiver Andrew Centofanti to increase the lead while Kicker Brant would kick a 35 yard field goal to give the Bulldogs the 27-7 lead going into halftime.
The second half would remain scoreless by both teams highlighted by multiple defensive stops by Poland. The Bulldogs would seal their victory in fourth quarter with a 22 yard touchdown run to give the Bulldogs the 34-7 victory in week two. Niles (1-1) will travel to Canfield next week to face South Range. Poland (1-1) will host Girard in week three. Catch both games on YSNLIVE.com
*Contributed by YSN’s Anthony Melone