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CANFIELD, OH-In a highly-anticipated second-round matchup in the OHSAA Football Playoffs, the South Range Raiders clashed with the Ridgewood Generals at a packed Rominger stadium, and the Raiders left no room for doubt in a commanding 35-0 victory.

The scoring began with a bang as the Raiders’ Blake Ewert showcased his explosiveness, breaking through the Ridgewood defense with a remarkable 49-yard rushing touchdown. Just two minutes into the game, the South Range crowd erupted with excitement as they took an early 7-0 lead, courtesy of Logan Butcher’s extra point.

South Range continued to dominate in the second quarter. Ewert added to his impressive night with a 5-yard rushing touchdown, followed by another successful extra point from Logan Butcher. The score surged to 14-0 in favor of the Raiders. The relentless South Range offense struck again with Aidan Dominguez finding the end zone with a 3-yard rushing touchdown. Butcher was once again clutch with the extra point, extending the lead to 21-0.

The Raiders were not finished yet, with Junior QB, Tristan Toy connecting with Brady Crumbacher for a 13-yard touchdown reception, capping off a brilliant drive. Butcher’s extra point was money yet again, and the halftime score stood at an imposing 28-0 in favor of South Range.

Following an outstanding halftime show, the third quarter saw South Range maintain their offensive prowess. Tristan Toy demonstrated his quarterbacking skills with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Aidan Dominguez. Butcher continued to be a reliable force with the extra point, and the scoreboard read 35-0.

The fourth quarter went scoreless, as South Range’s defense continued to stifle Ridgewood, denying them any opportunity to mount a comeback, and ending the Generals’ season in Week 12.

The game’s outcome was a testament to South Range’s offensive prowess and defensive resilience. Blake Ewert’s explosive rushing night finished with 149 yards and two scores on 18 carries, combined with Logan Butcher’s accuracy on extra points 5/5, allowed the Raiders to take control early and maintain their momentum throughout. The passing game, led by Tristan Toy’s pinpoint accuracy going 6/7 for 79 yards through the air while rushing for 81 yards, was equally impressive, demonstrating a well-rounded offensive attack.

Defensively Brady Crumbacher was the leading play-stopper with 7 tackles.  Kam Aquisto had four stops, and Gus Valentine, Heath Crouse, and Dylan Smesko clogged up things for a trio of solo tackles apiece.

With the victory, South Range will take on Clearview who upset Norwayne 19-16 on Friday night at a site to be determined by the OHSAA.  Stay tuned to YSN for all the details of that matchup and many more.



CANFIELD, OH-In a thrilling first-round OHSAA Playoff Football game at Rominger Stadium, the South Range Raiders emerged victorious with a final score of 43-20 over the Fairless Falcons.

The first quarter saw South Range taking an early lead as Tristan Toy broke through the Fairless defense with a spectacular 57-yard rushing touchdown, giving his team a 6-0 advantage. The extra point by Logan Butcher was successfully converted, making it 7-0 in favor of the Raiders.

Fairless came back strong in the second quarter, with Gio Moore running for a 15-yard touchdown, narrowing the gap to 7-6. However, South Range responded with a flurry of touchdowns. Blake Ewert ran for a 16-yard score, Aidan Dominguez dashed for an 8-yard touchdown.  Just when South Range felt in control, Tristan Toy threw a pass that was intercepted by Gio Moore for an 18-yard pick-six to tighten things up at 28-13.

Before the second quarter concluded, Blake Ewert added another incredible 53-yard rushing touchdown, and South Range took a commanding 35-13 lead at halftime.

In the third quarter, the Raiders continued to dominate. Tristan Toy found the end zone with a 22-yard rushing touchdown, and Blake Ewert broke free for an astonishing 80-yard rushing touchdown. The Raiders also converted a 2-point conversion to extend their lead to 43-13.

Fairless made a late push in the fourth quarter, with Peter Killy rushing for a 1-yard touchdown and Brent Hrynko converting the extra point. However, it wasn’t enough to overcome the Raiders, and the game concluded with a final score of 43-20 in favor of South Range.

The Raiders finished with 470 yards of offense, including 429 yards on the ground.  The tone-setter was Blake Ewert with 193 yards on 8 carries and three scores.  Tristan Toy supplemented the ground game with 117 yards on four totes, and 41 yards through the air on three completions.  Michael Chadbourne collected 26 yards on two carries as well.

Gaven Nagy led the Raider defense with a pair of interceptions.  Brady Crumbacher had his name called throughout the evening in every phase of the game, as he finished with seven tackles and a sack to lead the way.

The Raiders (10-1) will host West Lafayette Ridgewood next week at 7pm, you can catch all the action as well as 12 other games on YSN for $9.99.


CANFIELD, OH-  In this episode, we have the pleasure of sitting down with the talented senior player from South Range, Blake Ewert.

Known as the “E Train” and “Spike”, Blake has been a standout on the field for years, gaining the admiration of his teammates and younger brothers alike.

We dive deep as we discuss Blake’s last ride as a senior, the electrifying moments on the football field, and the goals he has set for himself.

Join us as we get to know Blake Ewert, the running back sensation. Tune in to this captivating episode of YSN!



CANFIELD, OH- If you look back at the history of South Range Football over the years, you’ll find some prestigious names that pepper the record books, and are embossed in trophies around campus.

One name that has made headlines this year has been Junior tailback, Blake Ewert.  A young man that has created a storyline as part of the outstanding stable of horses that make up the South Range backfield in 2022.

Ewert is a power back that has the speed to get around the corner, and blaze past the defensive backfield with little effort.

All of this considered, the talent of Ewert doesn’t even come close to the great young man that he’s become off the field.  Blake is a very soft-spoken, and humble young man who always puts the needs of his family and friends ahead of those of himself.

We were fortunate to catch up with the conductor of the E-Train, Blake Ewert at Legends Food and Drinks and discussed this season, and future goals on and off the field.