Friday, September 21, 2012
JV 120s battle to 8-8 tie
The Canfield Little Cardinals 120-pound JV squad battled a rugged Labrae Little Viking squad to a 8-8 tie. Canfield (2-1-1) scored first when Logan Torok hit Chase Lowry with an eight-yard scoring strike. Nathan Fiorenza added the conversion for 8-0 lead.
LaBrae struck back in the waning moments of the first half to make it 8-8.
The second half was a defensive struggle with both teams unable to make any headway. Defensive standouts for the Cards were Brent Herrman with a fumble recovery, Alex George, Race Mingus and Andrew Morchak.
Canfield frosh football team beats Beaver Local
The Canfield freshman football team defeated Beaver Local 24-8 on Sept. 13 to begin the 2012 with a 3-0 record. The squad previously defeated Louisville (34-20) and Aurora (36-21).
100-pounders suffer first loss
The 100-pound Little Cardinals suffered their first loss, falling 20-0 to the Labrae Little Vikings last Sunday.
On the game’s opening play, Labrae showed their running skills, taking the ball 17 yards before linebacker Nathan Shaw brought him down. But the Canfield defense made a stand and took over on downs.
On Canfield’s first offensive possession, quarterback David Altiere, Jr. broke loose for a 45-yard run heading towards pay dirt. At the 5-yd line, Labrae’s defenders were able to run him down, strip the ball and recover the fumble.
Two plays later, the Vikings scored to take a 6-0 lead. LaBrae added another score in the second quarter to earn a 12-0 advantage at halftime. The Vikings added a third-quarter touchdown to make it 20-0.
Penalties plagued Canfield, but Nathan Shaw, Xavier Rowbottom and Broc Lowry all played well on defense.
Brienz leads 140s to big win
Canfield’s Paul Brienz ran for 206 yards, four touchdowns and added an interception in the 140-pound Cards 30-6 win over Labrae.
“The line really opened some big holes and I was able to take advantage,” said Brienz.
The Cards line is made up of several seasoned players Jake Donadee, Andy Murphy, Daniel Kapalko, Vince Giordano, PJ Hallof, Carter Myers and Luigi Rohrbaugh.
Labrae put Canfield on their heels early, taking the first possession 65 yards for a touchdown. Canfield responded by moving right back down the field and Brienz scored from 15 yards out.
Labrae’s next drive was ended by a Brienz interception at the Canfield 15 yard-line.
Brienz again took the ball in from 33 yards out, and then added the two-point conversion. Labrae fumbled on its own 32 on the next possession and Brienz scored from 22 yards. Paul French added the two-point conversion.
Canfield’s defense shut down the Little Vikings down, forcing three four-and-outs on the next three possessions.
In the middle of the third quarter, Brienz capped the Cardinals scoring with a 48-yard dash up the middle. Glen Griswold added the conversion.
Little Cards 120-pounders move to perfect 5-0
The Canfield Little Cardinals 120-pounders remained undefeated with a 38-0 rout of the visiting LaBrae Little Vikings last weekend.
The Cardinals (5-0) were led by Andre Crump, who ran for 127 yards on nine carries. He ran for two touchdowns and threw for two more.
Canfield got the ball in great field position on its first series, thanks to a sack by Mario Mavar. Crump wasted little time getting Canfield on the board when he raced 35 to pay dirt and tossed the conversion try to Santino Marucci for an 8-0 lead.
The Cards made it 16-0 on their next possession when Ethan Fletcher burst into the end zone from six yards out and Crump added the conversion. Canfield added to their first half tally when Crump raced 12 yards for a 22-0 lead at the half.
Greg Karas made a leaping grab of a 17-yard Crump aerial in the left corner of the end zone in the third quarter and Jake Kowal dashed around left end for the conversion and a 30-0 Canfield lead.
Karas put Canfield back on offense when he intercepted a fourth-down pass attempt. Four plays later, Crump threw a pass to Marucci from 10 yards out for a score. Fletcher tossed a pass to Patrick Guerrieri for the conversion and the final tally.
Offensively, Crump was 4-of-6 through the air for 36 yards and Marucci added 68 yards on six attempts. Alex Smyczinski, David Noday, Gavin Tarashawty and Anthony Orr were all cited for their line play. Defensively, Peyton Kostelic was a standout, along with Micheal Gonda, Logan Torok and Marucci.
The Little Cards return to action tomorrow in a battle of unbeatens when they travel to Austintown to face the Colts.