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NILES, OH- Canfield and Ursuline met for the first time since 1984 at Bo Rein Memorial Stadium for the regional semifinal in division three, region nine. Canfield got the early lead in the ballgame and took that lead the rest of the way to advance to the regional final for the second time in the last three years.

The Cardinals got the opening kickoff and it didn’t take long to get on the scoreboard as junior tailback Scottie Eaton busted out a 56 yard jet sweep to the house taking the early 6-0 lead. Ursuline would respond later in the first quarter as junior quarterback Jack Ericson took one on his feet for a 50 yard touchdown to tie the game at 6. On the next possession to open up the second quarter, senior quarterback Broc Lowry ran one in from 14 yards out to make it a 13-6 Cardinals advantage. Canfield would turn the Irish over on downs and score again on another Lowry touchdown run, this one being from 43 yards out to take a 20-6 lead in the second quarter.

On the ensuing kickoff, senior kicker Joel Miasek recovered his own onside kick to put the ball back in Canfields hands’. The Cardinals would capitalize with the extra possession on Lowry’s third rushing touchdown of the second quarter, extending the lead to 27-6. The Irish got a key score at the end of the first half when quarterback Jack Ericson ran it in from two yards out for his second rushing touchdown of the half. After one half of play, Canfield led by 15, 27-12.

There were no points scored in the third quarter after both quarterbacks had there one and only turnover of the ballgame with interceptions on back to back possessions. In the fourth quarter, junior running back Christian Lynch got the Irish closer with a 25 yard touchdown run to make it a 27-18 ballgame. The Cardinals would respond once again as junior tailback Danny Inglis cut it back on a stretch play and his speed took off for a 52 yard touchdown run, making it a two possession lead at 33-18. Ursuline would not go down without a fight, scoring once more on a long touchdown reception from DC Ferrell to put the Irish back within one possession at 33-25. Canfield had the football with less than three minutes remaining and was able to drain the clock and advance to the regional final, taking down the Irish by a final score of 33-25.

Canfield will take on the number one seeded Chardon Hilltoppers next Friday at a site TBD. Canfield will look to get some revenge as the Cardinals have bowed out to Chardon the last two seasons in the regional final and semifinal. The Hilltoppers have won back to back division three state tittles and have a record of 11-1 heading into next week.


YOUNGSTOWN, OH- The Ursuline Irish have been lucky over these last few years to not only have good
guys at the skill positions and on the line, but also in the special teams unit as well. Senior kicker James
McGlone has been very reliable for Ursuline’s high-powered offenses over these last two years, as he
has made some very big kicks in some big-time moments. This season McGlone is 6-for-7 on field goal
attempts, and 39-for-45 on extra point attempts through 11 games for the Irish.
In this week’s Player Profile, James talks about what it’s like juggling Football and Soccer, what made
him want to come out and kick for the team, and more!




YOUNGSTOWN, OH- The Ursuline Irish defense has played a huge role in why the fighting Green and Gold have made it to Week 13 for the third-straight season, and sophomore linebacker John Frangos has been one of the leaders at the linebacker position. John is second on the team in tackles and third on the team in tackles-for-loss, and Ursuline will need a big game from him this Friday if they want to continue their playoff journey.
In this week’s Player Profile, John talks about the exciting season up to this point, what the team has to do to win this week, and more! Brought to you by:




YOUNGSTOWN, OH- The Ursuline Irish have had a much-improved defense in the 2022 season even
after advancing to the Division IV State Championship Game a year ago, and a big reason for the success
this season has been because of junior standout Ty’Req Donlow. Donlow has helped man a defensive
line that not only has a lot of experience but a lot of skill as well. Donlow has helped cause havoc in the
backfield and is one of many returners from last year’s squad who hopes for a different ending to this
year’s season. Currently possessing an offer from Toledo, don’t be surprised if Donlow reels in many
more offers in the coming months.
In this week’s player profile, Donlow talks about last year’s heartbreaking defeat in the state title game,
the dedication it took in the off-season to improve up to this point, his goals for this season, and more! Brought to you by:



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YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio- The Ursuline Irish march into Week 9 of the 2022 regular season after a
dominating 40-0 victory over Villa-Angela St. Joseph, a win that will pay huge dividends for the Irish in
the Region 9 computer ratings. The onslaught began when the Irish stopped VASJ at the one-yard line of
Ursuline, followed by sophomore quarterback DC Ferrell taking it 99 yards by himself to put the Irish up
7-0. Ferrell rushed for 235 yards on only nine carries, as Ursuline used a strong six-touchdown
performance in the first half to cruise to victory.

The road doesn’t get any easier though for the Irish as
they welcome Steel-Valley Conference opponent Youngstown East to Stambaugh Stadium on Friday
night for a showdown with the Golden Bears, which is always a tough match up.
In this week’s coaches’ corner, Ursuline Head Coach Dan Reardon talks about last week’s huge victory
over VASJ, what to look forward to in this week’s match up, and more! Brought to you by:


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YOUNGSTOWN, OH- There are a lot of good coaches in the Mahoning Valley who have great
backgrounds, but it is very hard to say that many have had better career pasts than Clinton Lynch, Lynch,
a former standout at Ursuline, went on to play his college ball at the University of Illinois in the Big Ten,
where he spent four years with the Fighting Illini. While in Champaign, Lynch ran for 557 yards while
also totaling 212 receiving yards. Clinton has since returned to his alma mater to help with the football
program, where he coaches the running backs. Lynch has the cool opportunity of coaching his son
Christian, who is a junior standout on this year’s squad.
In this week’s coaches’ corner, Lynch reminisces over his playing days, talks about what it has been like
to coach his son, and more! Brought to you by:

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YOUNGSTOWN, OH- There have been many memorable names of running backs that have come
through the Mahoning Valley over the years on the gridiron, and there’s a good chance that when it’s all
said and done Christian Lynch can be a name that you can add to that list. Only a junior, Lynch has been
the workhorse for an Ursuline offense that has been one of the most explosive across the valley this
season, and he hopes to continue to ride the wave of this season all the way through Week 16.

   Arguably Lynch’s most remarkable performance thus far came a few weeks ago in a marquee Steel-Valley
Conference showdown with then-undefeated Youngstown Chaney. Christian put on a show in front of a
packed house at Rayen Stadium, rushing for 244 yards on 37 carries, finding the end zone four times.
Ursuline was able to squeak out a victory against the Cowboys 30-27, giving Chaney their first loss on
the season.
In this week’s Player Profile, Lynch talks about his incredible start to the season, taking over for a back
like DeMarcus McElroy, what to look for in this week’s match up against Youngstown East, and more! Brought to you by:

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