Youngstown ushers in new era in football at restored Rayen Stadium


Are you ready for some football?

Many people who used to play or attend games at a North Side stadium were more than ready.

And they got their wish a few hours after Saturday’s dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony that ushered in the newly restored Judge William Rayen Stadium, which had sat idle for nearly three decades.

The 45-minute gathering, themed “The Comeback is Complete,” preceded Saturday’s 2 p.m. kickoff between longtime rivals East High School and the Ursuline Fighting Irish on Jack Antonucci Field.

Ursuline claimed victory Saturday, rallying from an 18-0 halftime deficit to beat East, 41-24.

For more on the ceremony and the game, read Sunday's Vindicator or

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