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YOUNGSTOWN, OH- In a hard-fought battle under the Friday night lights, the Youngstown East High School football team emerged victorious with a 30-16 win over the Howland Tigers.

The game was a tale of two halves, with both teams showcasing their strengths and determination. Howland got off to a strong start in the first quarter when John Perry bulldozed his way into the end zone with a 1-yard run, and Jack Litton’s kick was on the money, giving the Tigers an early 7-0 lead.

The second quarter, however, saw a shift in momentum. East’s offense came to life, and they struck back with a 26-yard pass play that resulted in a touchdown, followed by a successful conversion. But the Panthers weren’t done yet. Andrew Blackmon connected with Daryan Brownlee on a 20-yard pass for another touchdown, and their conversion was good. East had now taken the lead at 16-7.

Howland managed to put some points on the board before the half with a field goal from Litton, narrowing the gap to 16-10.

The third quarter continued to be a competitive battle, with both teams refusing to back down. East extended their lead with a 36-yard pass that resulted in a touchdown, although the conversion attempt failed. Howland answered back with Brendan Ray’s powerful 9-yard run into the end zone, and Litton’s successful kick brought the score to 22-16 in favor of East.

As the game entered the fourth quarter, East High School wasn’t finished yet. Thomas Davis powered his way through with a 7-yard run, and the Panthers’ successful conversion widened their lead to 30-16.

In the end, East secured the win with a strong team effort, overcoming an early deficit and capitalizing on their opportunities. With a final score of 30-16, they celebrated a hard-earned victory over Howland.


YOUNGSTOWN, OH — Despite a rocky start that included a fumble on their first play, the Chaney Cowboys were granted a second chance, and they capitalized on it, defeating Cardinal Mooney 28-12 on Friday night.

The Cowboys began with favorable field position at their own 38-yard line after a strong kickoff return. However, their initial attempt to run the ball up the middle resulted in a fumble, recovered by the Cardinals at the Chaney 42-yard line.

With the ball deep in their opponent’s territory, Mooney had an opportunity to strike early. But fate had other plans, as they fumbled the ball back to Chaney on the very first play from scrimmage.

Chaney wasted no time taking advantage of the turnover. On the second play of the drive, quarterback Drew Gault connected with wide receiver Darius Stonework on a 31-yard touchdown pass.  Chaney’s next offensive possession was even more efficient than their first score. Quarterback Matt Jones broke free for an 80-yard touchdown run on the first play of the drive, extending their lead to 14-0.

While the Cowboys’ offense shone brightly in the first half, their defense proved equally formidable, effectively shutting down the Cardinals despite their lengthy drives.

Entering halftime with a 14-0 lead, Jones continued to make an impact early in the second half. With 5:07 remaining in the third quarter, he turned a draw play into an 83-yard touchdown run, giving Chaney a commanding 21-0 lead.

Mooney, however, began to mount a comeback. They scored on their next drive with a 17-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Ashton O’Brien to wide receiver Carlos Gomes, reducing Chaney’s lead to 21-6.

The Cardinals followed up with another touchdown drive at the start of the fourth quarter, with O’Brien connecting with receiver John Brenner on a 9-yard touchdown pass, bringing the score to 21-12.

Despite these touchdowns from Mooney, Chaney remained composed and focused on their game plan. Jones emphasized the importance of staying positive and supportive within the team.  Chaney ultimately sealed the victory with Jones scoring his third touchdown run, extending the lead to 28-12 and securing the win.

With this win, Chaney improved their overall record to 3-3, while Mooney’s record fell to 4-3 following the loss.


AKRON, OH- In one of the most interesting  football showdowns you’ll see, the Chaney Cowboys clashed with Akron East in a game that kept fans on the edge of their seats until the final whistle (and over the course of two days.) The final score, 14-13 in favor of Akron East, highlighted the intensity and drama that unfolded on the field. The game kicked off with a surge of energy as Chaney’s Matt Jones bulldozed his way 19 yards into the endzone, powered by a successful kick from Drew Gault. This early touchdown placed the Cowboys in the lead, 7-0. Akron East swiftly countered as Ibraheem Kamakra embarked on an impressive 47-yard run to find the endzone with just 1 minute and 27 seconds remaining in the first quarter. Kamara’s successful kick tied the game at 7-7.

The second quarter saw Akron East seizing control. Ziare Stevens electrified the crowd with a remarkable 70-yard dash, giving his team the lead for the first time at 14-7. However, the game was temporarily halted due to inclement weather, ultimately leading to a postponement. The next afternoon, with determination ablaze, Chaney returned to the field with hopes of staging a comeback and securing a victorious start to their season.

The fourth quarter marked the decisive moment of the game. Matt Jones, displaying his prowess once more, surged into the endzone for his second touchdown, with just 1 minute and 44 seconds left on the game clock. With the score now 14-13 in favor of Akron East, Coach Seth Antram and the Cowboys decided to go for the two-point conversion, a daring move that ultimately fell short.

As the final moments ticked away, the clock expired, and the Cowboys found themselves agonizingly close to victory. The scoreboard read 14-13, with Akron East emerging as the victors in a hard-fought battle. Despite Chaney’s valiant efforts, the day would not yield their first win of the season.


YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Ursuline Irish suffered a tough setback a week ago against a very skilled Akron St. Vincent St. Mary’s squad, falling to the Irish at Stambaugh Stadium 35-28. St. V’s did a very good job limiting Irish standout Christian Lynch on the ground, as Lynch only totaled 66 rushing yards on 24 carries, averaging just under three yards-per-carry. The loss was a great experience builder though for the Ursuline, as SVSM is one of the toughest teams in the state in Division II, currently boasting a record of 6-1.

Now looking forward to this week, it is another chance for Ursuline to get redemption against a squad that defeated them a year ago, Villa Angela-St. Joseph. The Vikings defeated Ursuline 46-28 last season, gashing the Irish for 475 yards of total offense. VASJ was able to run the ball very effectively in last year’s battle as they had three different guys rush for over 100 yards on the ground. This game will also be at a very cool site, with the Vikings hosting the Irish at Baldwin Wallace’s collegiate stadium on Friday night.

In this week’s coaches’ corner, Irish Head Coach Dan Reardon discusses the hard-fought loss a week ago to SVSM, looking back at last year’s loss to VASJ, what his guys are doing to prepare this week in practice, and much more!

* Contributed by Anthony Romo *




YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Coming off one of the most physical games of the season, head coach Seth Antram and the Chaney Cowboys are preparing for the home stretch of their season before the playoffs begin. Last week the Cowboys fell at home to the Ursuline Irish, 30-27, at Rayen Stadium. Even though Chaney lost, they remained ahead of Ursuline in the Region 9 projections on joeeitel.com, as Chaney comes in at #4, whereas, Ursuline is #5 in the most recent release. Up next for the ‘Boys (5-1), will be a tough road test as they will travel up to Painsville to take on the Harvey Red Raiders (4-2) on Friday night.

YSN’s own, Steve Leslie, was able to sit down with Coach Antram this week at Hackett’s Pub to discuss the hard fought week six game against Ursuline, what he and his staff took away from that game, how he has been able to keep the team focused after their first loss of the season, an outlook at Painsville Harvey, and so much more!

Check out this week’s episode of Chaney Cowboys football coach’s corner with head coach, Seth Antram!




YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Coming off a victory in one of the most thrilling games in the Mahoning Valley this season over Chaney, the Ursuline Irish need to turn the page quickly mentally as they face another very tough opponent this week that has given them trouble in the past in Akron St. Vincent St. Mary’s. St. V’s, also dubbed the “fighting Irish” have had their way historically with Ursuline on the gridiron, as the Irish have not taken down St. V’s in a decade. Both teams come into this battle with only one loss on the season, St. V’s loss coming to Glenville way back in Week 1 25-0, while Ursuline’s only blemish on their record came to the hands of Austintown Fitch back in Week 4, where the Irish fell 42-34.

In this week’s coaches’ corner, Head Coach Dan Reardon discusses last week’s thrilling victory, what to look forward to in this week’s matchup from both sides of the ball, and more!

* Contributed by Anthony Romo *




YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Steve Leslie was able to sit down with long-time friend and current assistant coach, Brandon Dotson, at Hackett’s Pub. The two were able to take a trip down memory lane as they discussed Coach’s past on the field during his playing days but also his current thoughts on football in our area as an assistant coach at Chaney. Steve and Brandon were able to discuss his ties to Ursuline and Chaney as the two are playing this Saturday night at Rayen Stadium. Not only did they discuss football, they discussed life outside of sports and so much more!




YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Chaney Cowboys are soaring into week six as head coach, Seth Antram, has the ‘Boys playing “elite” football in all aspects of the game at the midway point of the season. Coming off a very impressive display of all around football in week five, Chaney has improved to 5-0, beating a talented Canfield team, 16-13. Up next for Chaney will be a home game against another top ten team in Region 9 of Division 3, as the Cowboys will welcome in the 4-1, Ursuline Irish, to Rayen Stadium on Friday night!

YSN’s own, Steve Leslie, was able to sit down with Coach Antram this week at Hackett’s Pub to discuss the positives and negatives from the Canfield game in week five, what Coach wants to improve upon as the second half of the season begins this week, how he expects the Cowboys to play this Friday night against another Youngstown power in this SVC rivalry against Ursuline, and so much more!

This week’s episode of Chaney Cowboys football coach’s corner with head coach, Seth Antram, is LIVE!




* Contributed by Anthony Romo *

YOUNGSTOWN, OH – The Ursuline Irish got back on track last week with a 28-14 victory over a very tough Warren G. Harding squad. The Raiders struck first after a very long touchdown by star quarterback Dalys Jett, but after that Ursuline settled in. Jack Ericson was very efficient through the air for the Irish, connecting on 16-of-20 pass attempts for two touchdowns through the air. Led by the passing attack, Ursuline was able to rattle off 28 unanswered points en route to their victory.

Now looking forward to this week, arguably the biggest game of the year in the Steel Valley Conference will take place as the Irish travel to Rayen Stadium to take on the undefeated Chaney Cowboys. Chaney, who was ranked 4 th in this week’s AP State Poll, knocked off the previously undefeated Canfield Cardinals 16-13 in a defensively dominated contest. The Cowboys will come into Friday night looking to knock off Ursuline for the first time since the resurrection of varsity athletics at Chaney in 2019.

Hear what Coach Reardon has to say about this week’s highly-anticipated matchup in our weekly Coaches Corner from the Golden Dawn!




YOUNGSTOWN, OH – Coming off an impressive offensive display against Marlington, 35-10, but head coach Seth Antram and the Chaney Cowboys are looking forward to testing their abilities against their toughest opponent so far this season. The Cowboys will welcome in the Canfield Cardinals to Rayen Stadium on Friday night as this match up has huge playoff implications in Region 9 of Division 3.

YSN’s own, Steve Leslie, was able to meet up with Coach Antram at Hackett’s Pub this week to discuss the Cowboys game last week, what the Boys need to do to keep the offense rolling in the future, what his outlook is for this week’s game against a talented Canfield squad, what some keys to the game are to limit the Cards chances but also to capitalize when Chaney can, and so much more!

This week’s episode of Chaney Cowboys football coach’s corner with head coach Seth Antram, is LIVE!