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CANFIELD OH- The Raiders and Rebels are two programs that know each other all too well. With a matchup history that dates back to 1969, this one may have been the biggest one yet. A spot in the regional final on the line, it promised to be a massive battle. The fans got exactly what they anticipated, a hard fought game. The Raiders ran away from the Rebels in the second half and came out with a 45-29 victory.

The two teams traded a couple of three and outs to begin the game, and it was looking like it might be a defensive grudge match. However the playmakers on both sides weren’t having it. MIchael Patrone led the Raiders down the field on their third possession, and then punched it in himself from a yard out to get his team on the board first. When the Raiders got the ball back, Patrone broke loose for a 76 yard touchdown sprint.

The Rebels would answer with a 69 yard pass touchdown from Anthony Cusick to William Hardenbrook, and the two team race was on. The two teams went back and forth for the rest of the half, and a big defensive stop before halftime by the Raiders may have been the turning point. If the Rebels would have been able to punch in a touchdown and go up one, they would have gotten the ball to start the second half with a ton of momentum.

Patrone finished with 410 total yards from scrimmage. He ran for 259, and picked up 151 yards through the air. The Raiders offense gained 573 total yards.

Hardenbrook broke the century mark on the ground for the Rebels with 124 yards.

The Raiders now advance to their biggest test yet as they’ll face Kirtland for the fourth time in the playoffs. The Hornets have a 2-1 edge in the series. That game will be played at Mentor High School.

Crestview will square up with Brookfield to determine a MVAC Gray Tier Champion.



COLUMBIANA OH- Both teams came into this game with a lot of momentum as the Crestview Rebels who had a first round bye,  hosted the SouthEast Pirates who were trying to steal the Rebels gold while getting a big win in the first round against Buckeye Local 35-6 last week 


The Rebels got the first points on the board as senior Brandon Yanssens knocked a 30-yard field goal in making it 3-0.  Later on in the first, it was Yassens again, using his big power to get a seven-yard touchdown.  The extra point was no good however and it was 9-0.  


Now, Pat Mcafee would be proud of Yanssens as he hit a 36-yard field goal in the second quarter which meant the Rebels were in it for the brand.  Then, there was the rushing attack led by Ethan Powell and William Hardenbrook as both combined for 261 yards in the backfield.  These two were like the Nick Chubb and Kareem Hunt of high school football.  Hardenbrook went 13-yards for the score which made it 19-0 at the half and adjustments for the Pirates needed to be made. 


Crestview ended up scoring two more touchdowns in the third before the running clock started.  Those touchdowns were a Anthony Cusick three yard run and Yanssens picking off Pirates quarterback Aidan Fischer for a 72-yard interception which was returned for a touchdown making the final 33-0 as the Pirates were unable to get the treasure of a victory.  Now, head coach Paul Cusick and his team are on a roll after a bye week, and we will have to see if that continues. 




William Hardenbrook finished the game with 134 yards on the ground and a touchdown, while Ethan Powell had 127 yards.  Quarterback Anthony Cusick had 30 yards with a touchdown too.  Cusick also finished 5-10 for 90 yards passing.  Brandon Yanssens was all over the field, kicking two field goals and getting that big interception. 


Next: the Crestview Rebels  (5-1) will have to make a trip to play Garrettsville Garfield (7-0) who just snuck in a 24-21 win against Cardinal Mooney.  That game will be next Saturday at 7pm.  For SouthEast, they end their season at .500 with a record of 4-4 and will look to get stronger for the 2021 season. 


*contributed by YSN’s Ian O’Brien* 


LIBERTY OH- Anthony Cusick threw three touchdown passes to lead the Crestview Rebels to a convincing 48-7 victory over the Liberty Leopards Friday night at Leopard Stadium.
William Hardenbrook scored twice, while Ethan Powell rushed for 108 yards and added a touchdown run of his own to pace the Rebels (4-1) attack.

Daveyon Williamson scored the only touchdown, a 7 yard run, with under two minutes left in the game to lead the Leopards (1-5) offense.

Crestview will have a first round bye in the OHSAA playoffs and await the winner of Southeast vs Buckeye Local.

Liberty will travel to Warrensville Heights next week in the first round.

*Contributed by YSN’s Ron Potesta


EAST LIVERPOOL OH- Friday night in East Liverpool Crestview brought their lunch pails to Potter Town and went to work. It was complete domination as the Rebels ran away with a 22-6 victory.

Crestview outgained the Potters 340-50 on Friday night on their way to the win. William Hardenbrook was virtually unstoppable. He finished the night with 198 yards and 2 touchdowns. Ethan Powell also scored a touchdown from 13 yards away.

The Rebels have won 3 in a row to bring their record to 3-1. They’ll move on to host Newton Falls in Week 5. East Liverpool will drop to 2-2 and face a tough road test traveling to West Branch.


WARREN OH- Austin Willforth’s 2 yard touchdown run late in the 3rd Quarter gave the Champion Golden Flashes a 20-17 upset win over Crestview on a rainy night in Champion.
Champion had the ball for all but one play in the third quarter, as they wore down the Rebels defense.
Joe Fell paced the Champion offense with ten carries for sixty-nine yards and two touchdowns.
William Hardenbrook scored two times for the Rebels, a 48 yard touchdown pass from Anthony Cusick In the 1st quarter and a 9 yard touchdown run early in the third quarter.

The Rebels(0-1) will face Campbell Memorial at home next week. The Flashes(1-0) will travel to Ravenna next week to face Southeast. Catch both games on YSN

*Contributed by YSN’s Ron Potesta