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POLAND, Ohio –

Sophomore quarterback, Jackson Johnson, and the Salem offense needed no time at all to get going against what has been regarded as one of the top defenses in the area. In less than 4 minutes, Johnson had his first touchdown pass of the game to junior receiver, Blaize Exline.

The offense showed it was alive and the defense fed off their enthusiasm, forcing the Bulldogs to go three and out on their first drive of the game. Following a pair of drives that would stall out, Salem would get the ball back on their own 3-yard line.

Despite having their backs against the wall, the Quakers still looked to be aggressive. In under 3 minutes, Salem was able to go 97 yards and extend their lead to 14, thanks to a great catch and run from junior receiver, Austin Sinkovich.

Up two scores on the defending Region 13 winner, Salem reached into their bag of tricks and pulled out an onside kick. The Quakes would recover, and had the Bulldogs on the ropes, and just 39 seconds later, Salem was holding a 21-0 lead, curtesy of Johnson’s third touchdown pass of the half.

Dazed and confused from the Quakers right hook, Coach Ryan Williams threw a wrinkle in hisBulldogs offense. Taking over at quarterback would be 6 foot 1, 220-pound fullback, Christian Colosimo. With Colosimo at the helm in their wildcat formation, Poland was methodically marching down the field until Colosimo took the air out of the stadium with a 57-yard bomb to senior Andrew Centofani, closing the Salem lead to just 15.

After a pair of stops from both defenses, Salem would take over in their own territory with a little over a minute remaining in the half. Trying to keep their aggressiveness, Salem took Johnson on a designed quarterback run on the first play of the drive, but a great tackle by Poland’s Peyton Mrakovich knocked the ball loose and allowed the Bulldogs to take over in Salem territory.

Looking to take all the momentum into the locker room, Poland would go for it on 4th and goal from the Salem 2-yard line, but Colosimo would lose control of the ball diving across the goal line, leaving the score at 21-6 going into the half.

Although their attempt to close the lead to one score heading into the locker room was unsuccessful, Poland picked up right where they had left off in the second half of work. The Bulldogs took 4 minutes and 50 seconds off the clock with their first drive of the second half. Great runs by junior quarterback, Jack Fulton,highlighted the Poland drive that was eventually capped by a 7-yard touchdown run from Mrakovich, a failed two-point conversion left the score at 21-12.

With the offense coming into its own, the Bulldog defense made sure they wouldn’t be left behind, keeping the Quakers out of the endzone and giving their offense the ball back. After a huge run by Fulton into Quaker territory, the Bulldogs would close the gap even more with Colosimo’s second touchdown of the night, this time from 11 yards out on the ground.

After another failed Quaker drive, Poland would get the ball back in their own territory with under 8 minutes remaining. Trailing by a field goal, the Poland offense went to work. An end around run by Andrew Centofanti got the Bulldogs into Salem territory, then impressive runs by Colosimo and Fulton had the Bulldogs into the endzone for their 24th unanswered point of the night.

Salem’s final drive of the night spelt more of the same for the Quakes. Poland had weathered the Quaker storm early, and made some key adjustments coming out of the half to get in the face of and contain the Salem dual-threat quarterback.


Poland: The Bulldogs will play host to the Chagrin Falls Tigers (5-2), who were automatically advanced into the next round following a forced cancellation from Field.

Salem: Though there is no game scheduled for next week as of now, the Quakers still have matchups against East Liverpool (4-4) and United (5-2) in the coming weeks.

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson


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


POLAND OH- Poland looking to increase their ranking in the Northeast 8 took on the undefeated Hubbard Eagles on Senior night for the Poland Marching band. Poland would score often in a shutout victory. Poland would score 4 unanswered touchdowns by 4 different players. The beat goes on for Poland with a 28-0 victory.
First quarter was a defensive battle with neither team making the scoreboard until the second quarter. Running Back Peyton Mrakovich would score the only touchdown of the first half with a 22 yard touchdown run making the game 7-0 Bulldogs going into halftime. Mrakovich would also intercept a pass in the final minute of the second quarter to ensure the Bulldog victory.
The second half was all Poland with two rushing touchdowns in the third quarter by Running Back Bryce Barringer from 60 yards as well as a 2 yard touchdown run by Running Back Jacob Caudle. Linebacker Christian Colosimo would score in the fourth quarter to secure the Poland Bulldog victory when he intercepted a pass and ran 66 yards to the endzone. Poland wins 28-0. Poland(4-1) will travel to Struthers in week 6 while Hubbard(4-1) will face South Range at home. Catch both matchups on YSNLive.com.
*Contributed By YSN’s Anthony Malone.


POLAND OH-The Poland Bulldogs, coming off a victory last week, were looking to continue their success going into week 3 against The Girard Indians. Wide Receiver Andrew Centofanti of Poland will assist in a big way for the Bulldogs. Scoring two receiving touchdowns in the game while Quarterback Jack Fulton had 3 touchdowns(2 passing, 1 rushing). The Bulldogs beat the Indians 33-14.

Poland got on the board in the first quarter with a pair of rushing touchdowns by Running Back Peyton Mrakovich and Fulton to make the game 14-0 going into the second quarter. The Bulldogs increased their lead with a 2 yard touchdown run by Running Back Bryce Barringer at the beginning of the second quarter followed by a hard fought touchdown pass to Centofanti from Fulton from 32 yards to make the game 26-0. Girard would answer on the final second of the half with a 31 yard hail mary pass to Wide Receiver Dominic Malito by Quarterback Andrew DelGarbino to make the game 26-7 going into halftime.
Centofanti and Fulton would add an additional passing touchdown on the night in the third quarter. Fulton found Centofanti from 18 yard out to make the game 33-7 in favor of the Bulldogs. Girard would score one more time in the fourth quarter with a 3 yard touchdown run by Delgarbino but it would not be enough to keep pace with the Bulldogs. Poland wins 33-14 on Homecoming night. Poland (2-1) will travel to Lakeview next week while Girard (1-2) will travel to Jefferson. Catch both games here on YSNLIVE.com.
*Contributed By YSN’s Anthony Malone.


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