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JEFFERSON OH- The last name Hitchcock rings through the halls of Jefferson Area High School. The latest installment of the legacy is current senior Grant Hitchcock.  Grant has had an immaculate career at Jefferson at the helm of the Falcons offense.  His brother Lucas ran the show, and in 2015 became the program’s leading scorer.  Grant spent the year chasing his brother’s record.  Now he has the bragging rights as he’s shattered his brother’s record with over 3,500 career passing yards.

Grant is very close to another season with both 1000 passing and rushing yards. That was one thing he was proud of last season. What is more important to him though is the fact that the team is winning this season.  The Falcons finished the regular season with a 7-3 record and have earned a home playoff game. They’ll host Poland in the first round.  Grant has always put team first. Through circumstances the team has faced this season, Grant has been asked to do many different things in the offense. He has spread out wide, sometimes he carries the bulk of the rushing responsibilities, and sometimes he just sits under center and does his thing.

Grant took the time to talk with YSN’s Anthony Hartwig to discuss his final season with the Falcons. They talk about what the team’s edge is this season, what he’s been able to improve at this year, and so much more. Make sure to check out the latest Jefferson Football Player Profile only on YSN!

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CANFIELD OH – The South Range boys hosted Jefferson on Friday night where both teams
were looking for a big NE8 victory over the other. The Falcons were able to get a strong
victory over the Raiders, 65-34. Jefferson started fast and strong with a huge lead very
quickly and never lost control. The Raiders tried to fight back early on in the 2nd half but
were not able to get much to fall and the Falcons continued control and came out on
For the Raiders, Corey Penick led the way with 9 points, behind him was Mike Patrone
with 8 on the night.
For the Falcons, Dakota Cunningham, Brock Bean, and John
Castrilla all led the way with 13 points on the night. Behind them was Grant Hitchcock,
who ended the night off with 10 points.
The Falcons will be back in action to host Girard on January 12th. The Raiders will be
back home tomorrow, January 9th to host Hubbard. Don’t miss it on YSN.
*Contributed by YSN’s Brendan Miller


JEFFERSON OH- Friday night the Raiders made the long drive up route 11 to face the Jefferson Falcons, the long drive was worth it. South Range came away with a 52-20 win on Friday night to improve to 4-0 on the season. It was a beautiful night for high school football. Both teams came out ready to go. Jefferson started out slow and couldn’t get a drive together. A blocked punt gave the Raiders great field position and it didn’t take them long to take advantage of it. Raiders had the ball inside the 30 yard line and scored quickly. The drive was capped off by a 9yd strike from Michael Patrone to Corey Penick for the touchdown. The next drive for Jefferson was promising but an interception gave the ball right back to the Raiders. South Range again drove right back down the field and scored on a 4 yard pass to Luke Blasko. But Jefferson wasn’t going to go away. Sophomore QB Grant Hitchcock took his team right back down the field and he connected with Austin Jones for a 24 yard touchdown to cut the lead to 14-7. Raiders next drive stalled and Jefferson had some momentum. But the Raiders defense came to play Friday night. They were able to hold off the Falcons drive and get the ball back for Patrone and company.  The Raiders scored 3 more times before halftime.

South Range keep that rolling into the second half and was able to get a running clock into the 3rd quarter. Jefferson had some promising drives but just weren’t able to finish them off. But they are a young team with a lot of talent. Hitchcock is only in his first year at starting qb and has a bright future. He was able to finish with 249 total yards on the evening. Senior running back Daniel Bruckman contributed with 90 yards of his own on the ground.

The Raiders offense was clicking on all eight cylinders. The run game, pass game, defense, and special teams all looked very good for them Friday night. Michael Patrone had 364 total yards. 220 passing and 144 on the ground. He threw for 5 TDs. That is a school record. Dylan Dominguez had 163 total yards, 2 rushing TDs, and 2 receiving TDs. And senior kicker Harley Novak chipped in with 10 points of her own, making all 7 extra points and making a 26 yd field goal in the forth.

Both teams have their final regular season home games next week as Jefferson welcomes in Girard, and the Raiders will  take on Struthers.

*Contributed by YSN’s Paul Munson