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CANFIELD OH- South Range did not get off to the start they wanted this season. Coming in to Tuesday, the Raiders were 0-5 and struggling to score. Springfield was on the other end of the spectrum, they came in to Tuesday’s matchup with the Raiders undefeated, and rolling on offense. South Range’s defense won the day however, as they held the Tigers to just 19 first half points. The Raiders defense continued to clamp down in the second half and came away with a 56-46 win over Springfield.

Eli Taylor led the Raiders with 13 points. They were able to get an important 12 point performance off the bench from Dylan Turvey. Mike Patrone also got in to double figures with 11.

Adam Wharry led the Tigers offense with a game-high 19 points. Clay Medvec added 14 to the cause.



CANFIELD, OH- The South Range boys hosted Struthers Tuesday night where it was

senior night for South Range. The Wildcats were able to get a strong victory over the

Raiders with a dominant win, 58-33. In the first few minutes, the game started fast, with

both teams getting early chances. Led by Brandon Washington, the Wildcats were able

to gain control and keep it going into the half. In the 2nd half, the Raiders continued to fight

back, but were unsuccessful in the end.


For the Raiders, Mike Patrone led the way with 15 points, behind him was Eli Taylor

with 5 on the night. For the Wildcats, Washington led the way with 19 points off of three

3s on the night. Behind him was Aidan Slocum, who ended the night off with 13 points.

The Wildcats will travel on December 28th to take on Perry. The Raiders will be back on

December 22nd to host Springfield. Don’t miss it on YSN


*Contributed By YSN’s Brendan Miller


HUBBARD, Ohio – On the finale of the regular season, Hubbard and South Range faced off to decide the NE8 conference champion. The Eagles needed to win to grab at least a share of the conference title, partnered by a Poland loss would have given them the outright championship. All South Range needed was to beat Hubbard to secure their first NE8 Football title, and they did it in style.

From the start, the Raiders looked to attack. After winning the toss, the Raiders elected to receive and only needed 7 plays to get on the board. On a drive that saw big gains from junior running back Dylan Dominguez and senior quarterback Michael Patrone, Dominguez was able to punch it in from 13 yards out just a little over two minutes into the game.

Hubbard, set to start their drive at the Eagle 31-yard line, marched out their third starting quarterback in three weeks. Following injuries to first string Kobe Krisuk and backup Evan Jarvis, sophomore Nik Hendrix got the start week 5 against Poland. With Jarvis back in the lineup this week, he was now tasked with the quarterback duties.

Unfortunately for Jarvis, things got off to a rocky start. On the third play of the drive, Jarvis’ first pass of the game was intercepted and set the Raiders up at the Hubbard 33.

Four minutes after his first score, Dominquez was able to find the endzone again, this time from 7 yards out, increasing the Raider lead to 14. Hubbard already trailing by two scores needed to produce on their second drive of the game, and who else to turn to but T.C. Caffey. On the first play of the drive, all Jarvis needed to do was give the ball to Caffey and watch him work. Bouncing it out to the left before snapping a defender off with an impressive spin move, Caffey had nothing but green in front of him on his way to a 67-yard touchdown, bringing the score to 14-7.

Just as Hubbard got their first bit of momentum, South Range struck fast to rip the rug right out from the Eagles. Responding to Caffey’s big run, Dominguez took one of his own runs up the far sideline into the endzone from 68 yards out.

Following a Hubbard three and out, South Range moved the ball down the field at will. The Raiders went 65 yards in 6 plays, capping their drive with a 28-yard jet sweep to pay dirt from senior Luke Blasko.

Trailing by three scores, Hubbard was in desperation mode and not looking to go away easily. The Eagles attacked the edges of the South Range defense, hitting them again and again with the outside run. Brant Boraweic would put an exclamation point on Hubbard’s first sustaineddrive of the game on a jet sweep from 26 yards out, bring the score to 28-14.

On the Raider ensuing possession, Dominguez would put the ball on the ground, allowing Hubbard to take over at the Raider 32. This was the Eagle’s time to strike and make it a one-score game prior to halftime, but instead would go three and out and allow South Range to march down the field and see Harley Novak put one through the uprights from 32 yards out going into the half.

While the first half saw these two teams trading blows, the second half was all South Range. Scoring on 2 of their first 3 drives of the half, the Raiders were able to expand their lead to 44-14 and put the running clock into effect. Having no answer for the South Range defensive line, Hubbard failed to put points on the board to stop the running clock.

*Last night was just the 2nd time in Hubbard’s history that the running clock has come into effect with them on the losing side. *


South Range:

Dylan Dominguez: 18 carries 199 yards 3 TDs

Luke Blasko: 6 carries 117 yards 1 TD

Michael Patrone:6 completions 11 attempts 73 yards 1 TD

                             6 carries 49 yards 1 TD


T.C. Caffey: 10 carries 72 yards 1 TD

Evan Jarvis 7 carries 84 yards



Hubbard: It’s a familiar foe for the Eagles next week. After being voted the #9 seed in Region 9, Hubbard will take on #24 Alliance (0-6). The Eagles and Aviators faced off both in 2018 and 2019. Hubbard won big in their first matchup, 63-13, but the Aviators were able to get revenge on their home turf last season, winning 17-13.

South Range:  Voted as the #2 seed in Region 17, the Raiders have a bye next week. They will await the winner of #15 Harrison Central (3-3) and #18 Rootstown (2-4).

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson


CANFIELD OH- South Range has been rolling through the NE8 all season, and Friday night was no different. They stormed out the gates with 20 first quarter points, and never looked back in a 40-6 rout of Struthers.

Mike Patrone went 6-11 for 162 yards and 3 TDs all in the first half. Luke Blasko had a stellar night scoring twice for the Raiders, and also bringing the hammer several times on defense.  Luke Crumbacher has an 80 yards INT return to set up a Connor Jones touchdown, which gave the Raiders a 20-0 lead in the first quarter. Dylan Dominguez carries the ball 11 times for 70 yards. The Raiders picked up 344 total yards.

Dylan Greenwood went 11-21 with 197 yards and a TD for Struthers. Anthony Carter led the Wildcats on the ground with 55 yards on 6 carries.

South Range will look to finish the regular season undefeated as they take on Hubbard in week 6. Hubbard dropped their first game of the season to Poland in Week 5. The Wildcats have a big test hosting Poland next week.


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


GIRARD OH- Girard and South Range matched up on Friday night for what was one of the more anticipated games of the week. Both teams were coming off impressive victories in week 1. The Raiders made a statement with a 56-28 victory.

It was all South Range to start. The Indians could do nothing to slow down the mighty rushing attack of the Raiders. They quickly jumped out to a 28-6 halftime lead. Girard would fight back in the third however, and score 15 unanswered points to make it 28-21. After trading touchdowns, the Raiders once again locked down the Indians offense, and they cruised to a 56-28 victory.

Dylan Dominguez ran the ship for the Raiders gaining 117 yards on 18 carries. Mike Patrone only played a half, but he threw for 95 yards and 2TDs.

The Raiders will look to stay unbeaten as they host Niles next Friday. Girard will need to bounce back quickly as they will face Poland.


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