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BARBERTON, OH- What started out as a nail-biter for South Range fans turned out to be old hat for the burgundy and gold.  In a high-scoring showdown, the South Range Raiders showcased their offensive prowess, securing a commanding 48-21 victory over Clearview. The game, filled with explosive plays and impressive drives, unfolded in favor of South Range, leaving Clearview struggling to keep up.

Clearview set the tone in the first quarter, with quarterback Ty Christensen connecting with wide receiver Malcolm Lane for a 17-yard touchdown reception at 3:53. The extra point attempt was unsuccessful, but Clearview took an early 6-0 lead.

The second quarter witnessed a surge from South Range as running back Aidan Dominguez rushed for a 9-yard touchdown at 5:08. Logan Butcher’s successful extra point put South Range on the scoreboard. Clearview, however, swiftly answered with Christensen finding Ethan Lorenzana for a 38-yard touchdown reception at 3:08. The extra point by Ty Pinto extended Clearview’s lead to 13-7.

Determined to take control, South Range’s Dominguez scored his second rushing touchdown of the night, a 4-yard run, tying the game at 14-14. The first half concluded with the teams deadlocked, setting the stage for an intense second half.

South Range unleashed a barrage of touchdowns in the third quarter. Blake Ewert powered through for a 1-yard rushing touchdown at 9:56, followed by Dominguez’s 1-yard run at 6:07. Quarterback Tristan Toy connected with Brady Crumbacher for a 14-yard touchdown reception at 0:26. The relentless Logan Butcher added the extra points, propelling South Range to a commanding 35-14 lead by the end of the third quarter.

The final quarter saw South Range extending their lead even further. Tristan Toy sprinted for an impressive 62-yard rushing touchdown at 10:51. Shortly after, Dylan Smesko added another touchdown with a 28-yard rushing run at 7:48. Butcher’s consistent accuracy on extra points continued.

Clearview fought back with a 6-yard rushing touchdown by Ethan Lorenzana at 2:12, and Ayden Cruz successfully converted a 3-yard 2-point reception at 1:56. However, South Range’s substantial lead proved insurmountable.

The game concluded with South Range emerging victorious at 48-21. The Raiders’ dynamic offense, led by impressive performances from Aidan Dominguez, Blake Ewert, and Tristan Toy, proved too much for Clearview to handle, especially in the second half.

The Raiders racked up 454 yards of offense including six rushing touchdowns and a score through the air.  Tristan Toy went 7/13 for 138 yards with a TD and two picks, and ran for 109 yards and a score as well.  Blake Ewert ran the ball 18 times for 91 yards and a touchdown.  Aidan Dominguez carried the rock 8 times for 46 yards and three scores, and had a pick on defense.  Dyland Smesko had seven carries and 78 yards and an incredible touchdown that showcased the heart of the junior running back.  Brady Crumbacher continued his unbelievable senior campaign with jaw-dropping returns on special teams, and took the lid off the Clipper defense through the air with a pair of catches for 35 yards and a TD.  Gaven Nagy had a highlight reel catch as well setting up the Raiders in scoring position, and finished the game with 4 catches and 70 yards.

Defensively, Aidan Dominguez had the Clippers on lockdown with seven tackles, and a pick.  Nagy and Toy had five tackles apiece, and Toy added an interception to his ledger.  Luke Starkey had an interception as well, and contributed a pair of tackles.  Jimmy Powell also put his mark on the game with a quartet of stops for the Raiders.

The Raiders now head to the Regional Finals again to set up a rematch with the Perry Pirates who met in the 2022 Regional Finals where South Range won 48-21.


CANFIELD, OH-In a highly-anticipated second-round matchup in the OHSAA Football Playoffs, the South Range Raiders clashed with the Ridgewood Generals at a packed Rominger stadium, and the Raiders left no room for doubt in a commanding 35-0 victory.

The scoring began with a bang as the Raiders’ Blake Ewert showcased his explosiveness, breaking through the Ridgewood defense with a remarkable 49-yard rushing touchdown. Just two minutes into the game, the South Range crowd erupted with excitement as they took an early 7-0 lead, courtesy of Logan Butcher’s extra point.

South Range continued to dominate in the second quarter. Ewert added to his impressive night with a 5-yard rushing touchdown, followed by another successful extra point from Logan Butcher. The score surged to 14-0 in favor of the Raiders. The relentless South Range offense struck again with Aidan Dominguez finding the end zone with a 3-yard rushing touchdown. Butcher was once again clutch with the extra point, extending the lead to 21-0.

The Raiders were not finished yet, with Junior QB, Tristan Toy connecting with Brady Crumbacher for a 13-yard touchdown reception, capping off a brilliant drive. Butcher’s extra point was money yet again, and the halftime score stood at an imposing 28-0 in favor of South Range.

Following an outstanding halftime show, the third quarter saw South Range maintain their offensive prowess. Tristan Toy demonstrated his quarterbacking skills with a 21-yard touchdown pass to Aidan Dominguez. Butcher continued to be a reliable force with the extra point, and the scoreboard read 35-0.

The fourth quarter went scoreless, as South Range’s defense continued to stifle Ridgewood, denying them any opportunity to mount a comeback, and ending the Generals’ season in Week 12.

The game’s outcome was a testament to South Range’s offensive prowess and defensive resilience. Blake Ewert’s explosive rushing night finished with 149 yards and two scores on 18 carries, combined with Logan Butcher’s accuracy on extra points 5/5, allowed the Raiders to take control early and maintain their momentum throughout. The passing game, led by Tristan Toy’s pinpoint accuracy going 6/7 for 79 yards through the air while rushing for 81 yards, was equally impressive, demonstrating a well-rounded offensive attack.

Defensively Brady Crumbacher was the leading play-stopper with 7 tackles.  Kam Aquisto had four stops, and Gus Valentine, Heath Crouse, and Dylan Smesko clogged up things for a trio of solo tackles apiece.

With the victory, South Range will take on Clearview who upset Norwayne 19-16 on Friday night at a site to be determined by the OHSAA.  Stay tuned to YSN for all the details of that matchup and many more.



CANFIELD, OH-  In today’s episode, we dive deep into the player profile of Tristan Toy, the star junior quarterback of the South Range Raiders.

Hosted at GIAngelo’s, the heart of the South Range community, we get an exclusive interview with Tristan as he opens up about the pressure of being in the spotlight, his love for both offense and defense, and the shoes he had to fill after the departure of the previous quarterback.

Join us as we explore Tristan’s journey, his leadership style, and the pride he feels in representing both his family and the community on those iconic Friday nights. Don’t miss this engaging and inspiring episode on YSN!




BOARDMAN, OH- Chances are if you’ve ever played a South Range team in the last few decades, you’ve either played against, or heard stories about some of the greatest athletes in South Range history: The Toy’s.

The legend continues, as Raider Sophomore standout, Tristan Toy is picking up the pen to add a new chapter to that storied family name.

Toy has quickly made his impact felt on the defensive side of the ball in 2022, becoming one of the hardest hitting defensive backs in the NE8.  However, while his presence is primarily on defense, when he gets reps behind center in reserve time, or when called upon, the Raiders don’t seem to miss a beat there either.

With the Raiders knocking on the door of the state tournament, this chapter of the story could have the best ending yet for the Toy legacy.

We caught up with the ol’ two-niner to discuss the family, friendships, and what he’s learned along the way.