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POLAND OH- The Poland Bulldogs would host a home game against the Hubbard Eagles. The first quarter was a close one with Poland leading 15-12. The second quarter, Poland would outscore Hubbard by 20 points as they take a 39-16 lead into halftime. The second half would be a easy ride for the Bulldogs as they pull out the win 75-39 over the Eagles.

Thirteen players would score for Poland as Christian Colosimo would lead the team with 12 points. The Eagles would only have six players score with Ryan Laird leading his team with 14 points.

*Contributed by YSN’s Derrick Grossen


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 and Canfield Cardinals met in the first week of the season to open up the battle of 224. This was Poland’s first game of 2020, and was Canfield’s second after a loss to Struthers on Tuesday.

Canfield came out strong in the first half with a lead throughout the majority of the first half. Canfield and Poland went to the locker room in a 4 point game, with Canfield up 30-26 at the half.

Poland started off the second half with a 7-0 run, but Canfield was able to battle back and take the lead 47-45, heading into the final quarter. In the final 8 minutes, Poland outscored Canfield 16-9, and won the first of three matchups in 2020. Poland won by a final score of 61-56, with Christian Colosimo leading the way with 13 points. Ross Dedo was right behind Colosimo with 10. Canfield was led by Trey Dye, who had a solid 19 points.

Poland is slated to take on the Boardman Spartans next Tuesday at home. Canfield will also play Tuesday at home, as they host South Range.

*Contributed By YSN’s Richie Juliano


POLAND, OH- The Poland Pocket Knife, Christian Colosimo has been called every name in the book.  His last name alone has garnered 34 different renditions.

(It’s pronounced CALL-IS-SEE-MO, by the way.)

The point is, the one name he’s never been called, or will ever be called- is an underachiever.  Colosimo busts his tail and knows every position on the field because he has to.  All of that as well as being a multi-sport athlete that carries a 3.85 GPA in the classroom makes him a tough out for any opponent, and at the top of every coach’s wishlist.

Fresh off one of the biggest comebacks in Poland Playoff history, we sat down with the Junior to discuss the year, as well as the closeness of the Poland team.

This week’s Poland Player Profile is: Calling Colosimo



STRUTHERS, OH – In the final game of the 2020 season, the Poland Bulldogs rushed their way to victory against their cross town rival Struthers Wildcats. 6 Poland players found the endzone in the winning affair highlighted by Running Back Peyton Mrakovich scoring 2 rushing touchdowns. Poland wins 47-7 against Struthers.

Poland kicked off scoring with a 17 yard touchdown run by Running Back Bryce Barringer made the game 6-0 early in the first quarter. Struthers would answer with their own rushing touchdown from Quarterback Dylan Greenwood from 5 yards out to take the lead 7-6 at the end of the first quarter. Fullback Christian Colosimo and the Bulldogs would find the endzone from 5 yards out to reclaim the lead, 12-7. Poland would increase their lead going into halftime thanks to a 1 yard touchdown run by Quarterback Jack Fulton and a last second touchdown pass by Fulton to Wide Receiver Andrew Centofanti from 43 yards to make the score 26-7 in favor of the Bulldogs.
Poland would secure their lead with a pair of rushing touchdowns from Mrakovich and a fourth quarter touchdown from Running Back Jacob Caudle. Poland beats rival Struthers 47-7. Struthers(2-4) will play Salem next week in the first round of the playoffs. Poland(5-1) will play the winner of Salem/Struthers in week 2 of the playoffs. Catch both games on YSNLIVE.com
Contributed by YSN’s Anthony Melone


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