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CANFIELD, OH – There have been plenty of dynamic players that have walked through the doors of South Range High School over the years, some take their talents to the football field, others the hardwood, and a few grace the diamond, but the things they all have in common is that they all are leaders in their respective sport and they all live in the moment of putting on that burgundy and gold jersey with the name South Range on the front of it.

No one embodies that pride and leadership more than senior, Michael Patrone. Patrone has been prepped for this situation for a long time coming as he was able to lead the Raiders football team this past season as the starting quarterback as well. Michael’s ability to rally his troops and get ready for battle on any given night is truly amazing to witness. He has a unique ability when it comes to leadership to be able to lead by his talent on the field and court but also by being a vocal leader for his teammates even if he isn’t on the floor.

Patrone, currently in the middle of his senior basketball campaign, is averaging 10.3 points per game, 6.1 rebounds per game, and 2 assists per game. When talking to Michael, he will be the first to give credit to his teammates before ever claiming any success on his own, but not only that, he will be the first to tell you that he is not even worried about individual success, he just wants to win!

This mindset of wins means more than anything, has started to rub off on his teammates as well, as the Raiders are currently starting to heat up just in time for the playoffs. Michael and the Raiders will look to continue their team success this week as they will take on the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals on Friday, the Jefferson Falcons on Saturday, and then the Conneaut Spartans in the first round of the playoffs next Tuesday.

YSN’s own, DJ Yokley, was able to sit down with Michael via video chat this week to talk about the current season, how COVID has affected him and his senior seasons in football and basketball, what Patrone’s plans are for after high school, what his thoughts are on the upcoming playoffs, and much much more!

Take some time today to check out this exclusive player profile with South Range Raiders basketball senior star, Michael Patrone!


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


BELOIT OH- West Branch and South Range boys opened the season on Friday night. It was the only show in town, and the Warriors were the ones who shined on the big stage. The separated themselves and never let go of their lead in a 55-40.

Justin Hendershott was Electric for the Warriors finishing with a game high 17 points. Dru DeShields was also in double figures with 10.

Michael Patrone led the Raiders with 14 points. Corey Penick added 7 points off the bench. Nate Brown was his usual defensive self, forcing 3 offensive fouls. Brown finished last season top 5 in the state in charges taken.

West Branch moves on to host Ravenna on Tuesday.

The Raiders want to rebound as they are currently scheduled to host Canfield on December 8th.



MENTOR OH- From the start of the playoffs, and possibly before that people had a possible matchup between Kirtland and South Range circled. It finally came to pass on Saturday night and both teams proved why the hype was so great.

The Raiders looked to make a statement on their first possession as they converted a fourth down conversion in their own territory. Later in the drive on a 4th and long the Raiders threw out a fake punt. The spot put them inches short, and gave the Hornets the ball.

Kirtland who is known much more for their physical run game than their air attack saw an opportunity to grab quick momentum and took it with a long touchdown pass on their first play from scrimmage. It would establish a tone that would haunt the Raiders all night.

Kirtland scores again on another big play. And just like that the Raiders were playing from behind. Their offense stabilized things in the first half though, making it a manageable 28-13 halftime Kirtland lead.

Kirtland scores on their first possession of the second half, but then the Raiders answered, got a stop, and scored again to cut the game to a one possession 35-27 game. On Kirtland’s next possession, the Raiders got a big sack that pushed the Hornets to force a 3rd and 12. Kirtland quarterback Liam Powers hit Joey Grazia for maybe the biggest play of the game to convert the 3rd and 12. Kirtland would go on to score, and eat up a lot of clock while they were at it to go up 42-27. Both teams would trade scores to make the final 49-35.

The Raiders scored the most points given up by Kirtland all season. Michael Patrone was electric as always running the ball 14 times for 78 yards and a touchdown. He went 15-22 through the air with 201 yards 3 TD, and 2 INT. Dylan Dominguez finished with 64 yards on 13 carries. Luke Crumbacher had 3 receptions for 61 yards.



CANFIELD OH- The Raiders and Rebels are two programs that know each other all too well. With a matchup history that dates back to 1969, this one may have been the biggest one yet. A spot in the regional final on the line, it promised to be a massive battle. The fans got exactly what they anticipated, a hard fought game. The Raiders ran away from the Rebels in the second half and came out with a 45-29 victory.

The two teams traded a couple of three and outs to begin the game, and it was looking like it might be a defensive grudge match. However the playmakers on both sides weren’t having it. MIchael Patrone led the Raiders down the field on their third possession, and then punched it in himself from a yard out to get his team on the board first. When the Raiders got the ball back, Patrone broke loose for a 76 yard touchdown sprint.

The Rebels would answer with a 69 yard pass touchdown from Anthony Cusick to William Hardenbrook, and the two team race was on. The two teams went back and forth for the rest of the half, and a big defensive stop before halftime by the Raiders may have been the turning point. If the Rebels would have been able to punch in a touchdown and go up one, they would have gotten the ball to start the second half with a ton of momentum.

Patrone finished with 410 total yards from scrimmage. He ran for 259, and picked up 151 yards through the air. The Raiders offense gained 573 total yards.

Hardenbrook broke the century mark on the ground for the Rebels with 124 yards.

The Raiders now advance to their biggest test yet as they’ll face Kirtland for the fourth time in the playoffs. The Hornets have a 2-1 edge in the series. That game will be played at Mentor High School.

Crestview will square up with Brookfield to determine a MVAC Gray Tier Champion.



CANFIELD OH- South Range is on yer another playoff run. That’s become a normal thing in the 25 years of head coach Dan Yeagley’s tenure with the program. The Raiders have advanced to the regional semifinals with a 49-16 drumming of Beachwood.

The Raiders set the tone early, marching down the field on their first drive. After Michael Patrone hit Jake Gehring for a long pass up the middle, Dylan Dominguez capped off the drive with a trip to the endzone from 3 yards out. Later in the half, Luke Blasko bolted for a 46 yard touchdown on a reverse, and then after a turnover Dominguez scampered to a 48 yard touchdown run. Beachwood was keeping afloat, trailing just 21-10 just before halftime. Then Patrone found Luke Crumbacher for a massive 57 yard score to make it 28-10 before the half. The Raiders kept their foot on the gas and outscored the Bison 28-6 in the second half.

South Range now sets their sights on an all to familiar foe. The Raiders will host Crestview, who is coming off a big upset over Garfield. That game is set for Saturday at 7:00.


CANFIELD OH- After a slow start and an early deficit, South Range stormed ahead of Harrison Central in round 2 of the OHSAA playoffs. The Raiders used 42 unanswered points to blow out the Huskies 55-14.

Dylan Dominguez ran for 116 yards and 3 touchdowns on just 10 carries for the Raiders. Michael Patrone went 4 of 7 with 188 yards and 2 touchdowns through the air. He was also a threat with his legs gaining 72 yards on the ground with a pair of scores. Luke Crumbacher has a big night with 3 catches and 173 yards with two touchdowns.

The Raiders advance to host Beachwood in the next round of the OHSAA playoffs on Saturday night at 7:00.


CANFIELD, OH- Each and every week of the 2020 season continues to build a legend that is South Range Senior Quarterback, Michael Patrone.

Patrone waited in the wings until nearly halfway through his junior year before being handed the football full-time due to injury.  However, when he stepped in, it was as if the final piece of the South Range puzzle was found.  A dynamic multi-talented signal-caller that possessed a unique ability to beat you with his arm, his legs, and his Football IQ.

So far this season, in 5 appearances (one missed due to injury) Patrone has completed 63% of his throws for nearly 700 yards while throwing 11 touchdowns.  On the ground, MP15 is just as dangerous- running for over 400 yards and 4 trips to paydirt.

In a weird year, Patrone has given the Raider fans some normalcy, and a bit of South Range heritage with his style of play.

We had a chance to catch up with the Burgundy and Gold’s own, Michael Patrone in this week’s South Range Player Profile: Patrone is Top Shelf Talent.