Canfield, Springfield, Boardman win
¯ CANFIELD 35, CHANEY 19: CANFIELD — Canfield rallied from an early deficit to beat the Cowboys in a non-conference clash.
The Cardinals (5-0) trailed 13-7 at halftime, but they scored 21 points in the third quarter thanks to a impressive running game. Broc Lowry gave Canfield a 14-13 lead on a 62-yard run early in the third quarter. Chris Sammarone followed that with a 13-yard score at the 7:24 mark.
Chaney (1-4) answered when Jason Hewlett ran in for a score from 12 yards out, but Sammarone and the run game struck again. Sammarone scored from 47 yards out for a 28-19 lead.
Lowry put the game away with a 24-yard TD. The quarterback ran for 178 yards and two TDs on 20 carries. He completed 9-of-16 passes or 84 yards with one interception.
Hewlett completed 12-of-25 passes for 173 yards and two TDs. He also ran for 86 yards and a TD.
¯ SPRINGFIELD 56, WATERLOO 6: NEW MIDDLETOWN — The Tigers improved to 5-0 on the season, jumping out to a 35-0 lead after one quarter, sparked by Austin Tindell’s 88-yard touchdown return on the opening kickoff.
Beau Brungard passed for 198 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 47 yards and two scores to pace Springfield. The Tigers’ offense amassed 383 total yards and the defense chipped in a fumble return for a touchdown by Aaron Groner.
¯ BOARDMAN 34, CARDINAL MOONEY 17: BOARDMAN — Terrence Thomas had two kickoff return for touchdowns and a 19-yard touchdown reception as the Spartans handled the Cardinals.
Sean O’Horo added 12 carries for 78 yards for Boardman (3-2).
Zy’ere Rodgers had 19 carries for 123 yards, while Pat Guerrieri was 12-of-25 for 234 yards passing for Mooney (1-4).
¯ McDONALD 23, WESTERN RESERVE 16: BERLIN CENTER — Dominic Schadl and Logan Hawk accounted for a bulk of McDonald 355 rushing yards as it got past host Western Reserve in this Mahoning Valley Athletic Conference, Scarlet Tier battle.
Schadl had 38 carries for 182 yards and a touchdown, while Logan Hawk had eight carries for 108 yards. Nathan Gilligan added 10 carries for 66 yards and two scores.
Gilligan scored the go-ahead touchdown with 7:14 remaining from 4 yards away as McDonald (4-1, 4-1 MVAC Scarlet) to take a 23-8 lead.
David Ashburn had a 57-yard pass from Luke Henning with 6:17 remaining to cut the score to 23-16. It was Henning’s lone pass of the night for Western Reserve (2-3, 2-3).
¯ HOWLAND 35, EAST 21: HOWLAND — Eric Babinchak had a dominant second quarter to propel the Tigers to a win over the Golden Bears.
Babinchak scored three of his four rushing touchdowns during the second quarter. First a 21-yard run, then a 12-yard run and finally a 2-yard run.
Babinchak finished the evening with 195 yards on the ground and Matthew Woomer ended with 169 yards.
The Tigers move to 2-3 on the year. East is still searching for its first win of the year.
¯ LaBRAE 54, LIBERTY 20: LEAVITTSBURG — LaBrae scored 34 points in the second quarter and dominated the Leopards in a MVAC, Gray Tier matchup.
Aidan Stephens ran for three touchdowns and 79 yards on just six carries for the Vikings (3-2). He also completed 9-of-14 passes for 137 yards and a TD and topped a huge night off with a blocked punt he returned 53 yards for a TD. Three of his TDs (2 rushing, 1 passing) came in the big second quarter.
LaBrae also held the Leopards to 1 yard passing and picked off three passes.
Liberty (1-4) scored to make it 14-6 before the Vikings scored 20 straight points. After the Leopards’ TD, Trevon Drake returned the ensuing kickoff 82 yards for a TD.
Liberty’s Donte Venters ran for 72 yards and a TD on 13 carries, while Antwan Brown added 63 yards and two TDs on even carries.