CANTON, Ohio (WKBN) – The Canfield football team made history Friday evening, capturing the Division III state championship over Bloom-Carroll 35-14 at Tom Benson Hall of Fame Stadium.
It is the program’s first state championship.
Cardinals quarterback Broc Lowry, an Indiana commit, would account for five touchdowns (three rushing, one passing and one receiving) on the night.
Canfield would force a punt on the Bulldogs’ first drive of the game.
The Cardinals would cash in on their first drive of the game when Lowry capped off a 13-play drive, scoring on a 1-yard touchdown to give Canfield a 7-0 lead.
With the Cards driving to start the second quarter, Lowry was picked off by Carter Cornelius to end the Canfield threat.
In the second quarter, the Cardinals doubled their lead on another Lowry rushing touchdown to make it 14-0.
Just before the half, Bloom-Carroll’s Ethan Thanthanavong found Brodyn Bishop for a 3-yard touchdown to make it 14-7 into the break.
In the third quarter, with the Bulldogs driving, Lowry scooped up a fumble to give the Cardinals the ball back.
On the ensuing drive, Canfield would cash in with another Lowry rushing touchdown, this time from two yards out, making it 21-7.
In the fourth quarter, the Cardinals surprised the Bloom-Carroll defense when running back Paul Bindas threw to Lowry for a 69-yard touchdown reception giving Canfield a 28-7 advantage.
The Cardinals’ defense would stand tall in the fourth quarter as Caden Kahout intercepted Thanthanavong, putting Canfield deep in Bulldog territory.
On the ensuing drive, Lowry would find Dom Marzano for a 9-yard touchdown reception, giving the Cardinals a 35-7 lead.
Bloom-Carroll would stop the Canfield run on their next drive when Chase Plantz scored on a 1-yard run to cut the Cardinals’ lead to 35-14, which would round out the scoring.
The Canfield defense would allow just 223 yards of total offense.
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