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CANTON, OH- The Canfield Cardinals played on the big stage in the division three state championship game at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium. Canfield faced a very big Bloom-Carroll Bulldogs team that came in winning 14 straight games after a week one loss. Senior quarterback Broc Lowry led the Cardinals both on the ground and through the air with four touchdowns to guide the Cardinals to its first ever state championship, 35-14.

The Cardinals got on the board first with a 13 play, 57 yard drive capped off by a Lowry touchdown run to take a 7-0 lead. The Cardinals would strike again late in the first half with a 7:03 drive, with Lowry scoring another rushing touchdown from three yards out to lead 14-0. The Bulldogs put together a game saving drive at the end of the second quarter, driving 64 yards down the field in just 2:42 to score there first TD on a 3 yard reception by Brodyn Bishop. The Bulldogs scored with :15 seconds left in the half to cut it down to 14-7.

Both teams would punt on there opening drives of the third quarter, but the Cardinals scored late in the third with Lowry’s third rushing touchdown to make it 21-7. The Canfield defense would force a quick punt late in the third quarter, to send the game into the final 12 minutes up 21-7. Canfield came out of the timeout with some trickery, Canfield wide receiver Paul Bindas received a hand off, then pitched it back to quarterback Broc Lowry who took it 69 yards down the sideline to the house.

The Bulldogs put together a drive to the Canfield 22 yard line, until defensive linemen Caden Kohout picked off the quarterback and took it all the way to the Bloom-Carroll 30 yard line. Canfield took advantage of the turnover with another touchdown, this time from Lowry to Dom Marzano to make it 35-7 with 6:06 left in the fourth. Bloom-Carroll would score one more time with a Chase Plantz one yard touchdown run to make it 35-14. The Cardinals took a knee on the next drive to win the programs first ever state championship by a final of 35-14.

Head Coach Mike Pavlansky has been the head football coach at Canfield for 22 years. Here are the emotions and thoughts of coach Pav after the state championship victory:

Broc Lowry led Canfield throwing for 95 yards and a touchdwon, while killing Bloom-Carroll on the ground with 24 rushes for 121 yards and 3 touchdowns. Tailback Danny Inglis had 14 carries for 63 yards and 4 receptions for 43 yards. The Cardinals finished the season 14-1, and will go down in history as the first ever Canfield team to win a state championship.


EUCLID, OH- The Canfield Cardinals took down the Holy Name Green Wave in the state semifinal to advance to the state championship for the first time since 2005. Senior quarterback Broc Lowry ran all over the Green Wave defense with 4 rushing touchdowns in the first half to build a significant lead that the Cardinals would hang onto and win the state semifinal.

Canfield received the ball to begin the game, and it was smooth sailing as Lowry ran it in from 50 yards out to take the first lead. Holy Name would come back and respond with a touchdown from quarterback Jayvon Williams to tie it at 7. Later in the first, Lowry and company came down the field and once again scored on a 24 yard rusher from Lowry to make it 14-7. Canfield’s defense would get a stop, and Lowry busted out a big rushing touchdown of 75 yards to take a 21-7 lead. With under 3 minutes left to play in the half, Canfield came down the field and Lowry punched it in with his fourth rushing touchdown of the half to make it 28-7.

To open up the second half, the Canfield defense forced there first 3 and out of the game. The Cardinals would put 3 points on the board with a 32 yard field goal from senior kicker Joel Miasek. On the next Green Wave drive, fullback Austin Wondolowski would pick up hist first touchdown to make it 31-14, Canfield. Holy name would get on the board again in the fourth quarter with a 75 yard trick play from wide receiver Kevin Pivonka to cut it down to 31-21. Canfield on the next drive would put the hammer down with a 1 yard rushing touchdown from Danny Inglis to win the ballgame 38-21.

The Cardinals will play at Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium next Friday at 3 PM for the state championship. Canfield will take on region 11 winner Bloom-Carroll (14-1), for a chance at the programs first ever state tittle.


RAVENNA, OH- On a freezing cold night in northeast Ohio, The Canfield Cardinals met the Chardon Hilltoppers in the regional final for the second time in three years. Chardon won 15 consecutive playoff games before meeting the Cardinals after winning back to back state championships in 2020 and 2021. The Cardinals defense fought hard all night long to hold the Hilltoppers to just seven points, which was enough to go back to state for the first time since 2005.

Neither team scored in the first quarter as Canfield opened up the game with a turnover on an interception by Chardon’s Caleb Hewitt. In the second quarter, the Hilltoppers struck first on a 35 yard touchdown run by Andrew Bruce to make it 7-0. After both teams fumbled inside Chardon’s 10 yard line, the Cardinals capitalized with a 8 yard touchdown reception by fullback Dom Marzano to tie the game at 7-7. Both teams went to the locker room deadlocked at 7-7.

Both teams had just one scoreless possession in the third quarter to setup a tie for the final 12 minutes of play. The Cardinals made the biggest play of the game late in the fourth quarter on a 56 yard touchdown run from junior tailback Danny Inglis to take a 14-7 lead. On the next possession, Chardon moved the football inside Canfield’s 40 yard line, until they turned it over on downs with a stop by linebacker Dom Marzano on a fourth and one. Canfield goes back to the state semifinal for the first time since 2005. The Cardinals will play Holy Name next Friday at Euclid Community Stadium at 7 P.M. Our YSN crew got a chance to talk with Canfield head coach Mike Pavlansky after the victory. Here is what he had to say:


CANFIELD, OH- The Canfield Cardinals hosted the Aurora Greenmen on Friday night in regional play. Canfield got off to a quick start and controlled the game the rest of the way. The Cardinals struck first on one of two Danny Inglis touchdowns on the night to make it 7-0. Early in the second quarter, quarterback Broc Lowry rushed it in from two yards to make it 14-0. The Greenmen would come right back and score on a touchdown reception by tight end Jayce Unverferth to make it 14-7. On the next drive, Lowry would explode through the secondary and take a run 80 yards to the house, extending the lead to 21-7. Lowry did it on both sides of the ball tonight, getting an interception on the next Greenmen drive. Late in the second quarter, Inglis caught a touchdown to go into halftime leading 28-7.

The Cardinals started right where they left off at the end of the first half, coming out in the third quarter scoring twice more to make it 42-7 after three quarters. Aurora would score one more time in the fourth quarter on a Zach Nemet two yard touchdown run to make it 42-14. That would end up being the final score in the ballgame as the Canfield Cardinals move to the regional semifinal for the third consecutive season. Canfield will take on the Ursuline Irish next Friday. The site for next week’s game is TBD.


CANFIELD, OH- Canfield senior quarterback and safety Broc Lowry sat down for the second time to talk about his senior season. Lowry has led the Cardinals as the quarterback ever since his sophomore season. He has led his squad to a regional semifinal and regional final in the last two seasons. Lowry is a dual threat qb and has the ability to beat you through the air and on the ground. This season, Lowry has passed for 1,258 yards with 13 touchdowns. He also has 869 rushing yards this season, adding 13 more touchdowns on the ground.

Broc Lowry not only is an impact on offense, but he also is a stud on the defensive side of the ball. Lowry talks about the conditioning and toughness it takes to play a full 48 minutes. Lowry will continue his academic and athletic career at the University of Indiana. Broc talks about his excitement to play at Indiana, along with an official visit coming up. Check out this exclusive player profile with senior Broc Lowry brought to you by:



CANFIELD, OH- The Canfield Cardinals hosted the New Philadelphia Quakers in round one of the Ohio high school playoffs. The Quakers controlled the time of possession throughout the ballgame to keep it close, but a jolt by the Cardinals offense in the fourth quarter pushed the Cardinals into the second round.

Canfield started off strong on the first possession of the ballgame with a touchdown run from half back Danny Inglis to make it 7-0. The Quakers would respond in the second quarter with a long sustained drive that resulted in a Konnor Tetzloff touchdown reception to tie the ballgame at 7. The Quakers would recover an onside kick in the second quarter to take the ball back and kick a 48 yard field goal from senior kicker Nathaniel Demuth to take a 10-7 lead. The Cardinals would end the first half with a touchdown after a quarterback keeper from Broc Lowry to take a 14-10 lead at the end of the first half.

Neither team was able to get on the board in the third quarter, but the Cardinals clicked offensively in the fourth quarter to put the game away. Inglis had his second rushing touchdown of the night to take a 21-10 lead at the beginning of the fourth quarter. Later on in the fourth, Lowry found sophomore tight end Angelo DeLucia to seal the game at 27-10. The Cardinals will host the Aurora Greenmen next Friday at Bob Dove Field.


CANFIELD OH- Senior place kicker and soccer player Joel Miasek joined us to talk about his senior season. Miasek has been money for the Cardinals this year nailing almost every extra point, while also drilling the only attempted field goal of the season. Miasek is kicking for the second consecutive year at Canfield, but is now the starter as the place kicker. Miasek talks about his workouts to get a stronger leg, along with his practice schedule to get better. Check out this player profile with senior kicker Joel Miasek brought to you by:



CANFIELD, OH- Senior punter and goalkeeper Ali Shalash sat down at Cocca’s Pizza to talk about his busy schedule during the fall season. Shalash is a member of the boys soccer team who had a tremendous season with a record of 10-2-6, while making it to the district semi-finals. Shalash also joined the football team for his senior year after some guidance from last years kicking squad. Shalash is the primary punter for the Cardinals, and has had a nice transition from soccer to football. He talks about some of the difference between kicking a soccer ball and a football, along with how he manages his practice schedule while playing multiple fall sports.

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CANFIELD, OH- Senior tail back Evan Williams sat down at Cocca’s Pizza to talk about his football and wrestling careers. Williams scored his first career touchdown in the win over the East Golden Bears. Williams talks about how that was one of his biggest goals approaching his senior year, along with how special this year has been. Williams will wrestle again for his final season, and he talks about the adjustments he makes on and off the mat. Check out this senior player profile with Evan Williams brought to you by:



CANFIELD, OH- Canfield Head Football Coach Mike Pavlansky has led his squad to a 6-1 record in 2022. According to joeeitel.com, the Cardinals are also the number two seed in division three, region nine. Canfield will play at home for the first time in three weeks as they return home in week nine to host Howland. Coach Pavlansky talks about the match up with Howland along with his day to day work as the head football coach brought to you by: