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MCDONALD – The Columbiana defense managed a total team effort in the second half and the Clippers rebounded from an opening week loss to claim a 36-20 victory over McDonald on Friday night.

McDonald entered the board with a 57-yard touchdown run from Nathan Gilligan to open the scoring. Columbiana quarterback Tony Kocanjer countered with a 90-yard touchdown to make it 7-7.

In the second quarter, a long run by Lucas Kuhlman gave Kian Hartley a scoring goal to make it 14-7 for Columbiana. McDonald’s Michael Woloschack tied the game with a 19-yard rush.

With three minutes remaining at halftime, Kocanjer hit Eddie Clancy on a 50-yard touchdown pass to make it 21-14. Mike Seegar had an interception to end a McDonald’s scoring campaign and the Clippers ran onto the field and Nate Burnell converted a 25-yard basket at the halftime whistle to make it 24- 14.

The Clippers (1-1) scored six points in the third quarter and running back Jesse Szmara slammed the door with a rushed touchdown in the fourth quarter.

McDonald (0-2) was held to six points in the second half.

Columbiana will travel to Wellington on Friday.

C: 7-17-6-6-36

M: 7-7-0-6-20


M – Nathan Gilligan 57 run (good kick)

C – Tony Kocanjer 90 run (Nate Burnell kick)

C – Kian Hartley 5 run (Burnell kick)

M – Michael Woloschack 19 run (good kick)

C – Eddie Clancy 50 pass from Kocanjer (kick from Burnell)

Field goal C – Burnell 25

C – Mike Seeger 6 run (failed kick)

C – Jesse Szmara 10 run (missed kick)

M – Gilligan 1 run



First stockings 19 10

Total yards 441,208

Precipitation course 323 183

Passage 118 25

Comp-Att-Int 5-11-1 3-8-1

Punters 1-40 1-40

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-2

Penalties-Yards 6-43 6-71



RUSHING – Columbiana, Tony Kocanjer 13-151, Lucas Kuhlman 2-62, Mike Seefer 10-55, Jesse Szmara 7-37., McDonald, Hawk 12-104, Gilligan 13-61.

PASSAGE – Columbiana, Tony Kocanjer 5-11-118-0; McDonald, Falcon 3-8-25-1.

RECEPTION – Columbiana, Eddie Clancy 3-111, McDonald, Woloschak 2-13.

INTERCEPTIONS – Columbiana, Mike Seeger,

FUMBLE RECOVERY – Columbiana, Trevor Dearing.

Eastern Township 13, United 7

EASTERN TOWNSHIP – Chase Vacco’s 1-yard touchdown run with 4:44 to go lifted East Canton over United, 13-7, on Friday night.

All three touchdowns were scored on one-yard runs, one in the first quarter by East Canton quarterback Brennan Bretz and another with 8:01 left by United’s Grant Knight.

Vacco ran for 93 yards and Bretz passed for 114 yards.

East Canton held a 267-137 advantage in total yards.

Both teams are 1-1 this season.

Both teams will play next Friday as United host Crestview and East Canton travel to Southern Local.

UN: 0-0-0-7-7

CE: 7-0-0-6-13


EC – Brennan Betz 1 point (Ben Gallagher kick)

U – Grant Knight 1 run (Luke Courtney kick)

EC – Chase Vacco 1 run



First stockings 9 16

Total Yards 137,267

rushes-yards 33-93 41-153

By the way 44 114

Comp-Att-Int 3-6-1 6-15-0

Punts 5-32 4-38

Fumbles-Lost 3-1 3-1

Penalties-Yards 6-50 7-65



RUSHING – United, Ward Kiko 8-43, Caden Marshall 6-33, Grant Knight 13-20, Gavin Berger 2-10; Eastern Township, Chase Vacco 23-93.

PASSAGE – United, Grant Knight 2-3-16-1; Eastern Township, Brennan Bretz 6-15-114-0.

RECEPTION – United, Grant Knight 1-28, Ward Kiko 1-16; Eastern Township, Toby Schrader 2-73.

Mineral ridge 50,

Eastern Palestine 18

PALESTINE EAST – Mineral Ridge and East Palestine were not originally scheduled to meet on Friday, but COVID cancellations set the wheels in motion for the game to happen.

The Rams pulled off 319 yards of total offense in a 50-18 win on Friday.

East Palestine fell to 0-2, while the Rams tied their record at 1-1.

Marck Bunch threw for 231 yards and four touchdowns to lead the Rams.

Tyler Bistarkey led the Bulldogs with 104 rushing yards and two touchdowns.

Eastern Palestine will be in Campbell on Friday.

M. RIDGE: 13-14-16-7-50

E. PALESTINE: 6-6-0-6-18


MR – Rohrman 10 run (good kick)

MR – Tamburro 40 Bunch pass (missed kick)

EP – Ryan Rosen 6 assists by Owen Jurjavcic (missed kick)

MR – Bunch 1 run (good kick)

EP-Tyler Bistarkey 69 run (kick failed)

MR – Miller 34 pass from Bunch (good kick)

MR – Bunch 1 run (good kick)

MR – Tamburro 56 pass from Bunch (good kick)

MR – Myers 5 passes from Bunch (good kick)

EP – Bistarkey 10 run



First stockings 11 7

Total Yards 319,347

Rush-yards 25-88 31-116

Passage 231 139

Comp-Att-Int 13-15-0 6-20-2

Punts 1-26 1-21

Penalties-Yards 6-57 10-86



RUSHING – Mineral Ridge, N. Rohrman 14-66; Eastern Palestine, Tyler Bistarkey 14-104.

PASSING – Mineral Ridge, Bunch 13-15-231-0; Eastern Palestine, Owen Jurjavcic 6-18-128-1, Landon Price 0-2-0-1

RECEPTION – Mineral Ridge, Tamburro 5-136, Miller 4-58; Eastern Palestine, Tyler Bistarkey 1-34, Ryan Rosen 3-70.

South Row 40,

University 21

GREENFORD – Shane Lindstrom scored three first-half touchdowns to put South Range on track for a 40-21 win over University School on Friday night.

The Raiders took a 20-0 lead in the first quarter as Lindstrom caught a 35-yard pass from Billy Skripac, Dylan Dominguez scored on a 16-yard rush and Skripac added a 3-yard rush.

South Range improves to 2-0 and will host Canton Central Catholic on Friday.

Lindstrom added a 24-yard touchdown run in the second quarter to give the Raiders a 27-7 lead.

South Range had two big goals in the second half – a 78-yard Ayden Leon pass from Billy Skripac and a 46-yard pass from Connor Jones.

University School drops to 1-1 and will host Bay next Saturday.

UN: 0-14-0-7-21

RS: 20-14-0-6-40


SR – Shane Lindstrom 35 assist by Billy Skripac (missed kick)

SR – Dylan Dominguez 16 run (Luke Starkey kick)

SR – Billy Skripac 3 run (Luke Starkey kick)

U-93 pass (good kick)

SR – Shane Lindstrom 24 run (Luke Starkey kick)

U-15 pass (good kick)

SR – Ayden Leon 78 pass from Billy Skripac (kick from Luke Starkey)

U-15 pass (good kick)

SR – Connor Jones 46 run (blocked kick)



First stockings 13 15

Total yards 221 297

Rush-yards 31-na 28-104

Passerby na 193

Comp-Att-Int 16-29-1 5-11-1

Pole hits 4-9.5 3-35.7

Fumbles-Lost 1-1 0-0

Penalties-yards 1-5 3-15



RUSHING – South Row, Cory Penick 8-39.

PASSAGE – South Row, Billy Skripac 5-11-193-1.

RECEPTION – South Row, Ayden Leon 3-130, Shane Lindstrom 1-30.

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