Canfield improves to 3-2 following pivotal matchup


Canfield's Crawford scored a total of 4 touchdowns

Alliance Aviators vs. Canfield Cardinals, high school football.

Canfield has won 15 of their last 16 home games

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Canfield improves to 3-2 after their 34-10 victory over Alliance. Nick Crawford scored 4 total touchdowns for the Cardinals. The contest was a pivotal week 5 matchup as each team entered tonight’s game with a 2-2 record. The Cardinals have now won 15 of their last 16 home games.

Alliance opened the contest with a long drive which ended inside the Cardinal red zone on 4th down. Then, Canfield took over from the Aviator 10-yard line and went the distance on 7 plays to take a 7-0 advantage. The drive was capped off by Nick Crawford’s 5-yard run. Junior Ethan Fletcher had a 44-yard run to setup the touchdown by Crawford.

On the Aviators’ second drive of the game, Alliance took 9 plays which took the team down deep inside of Canfield territory. On 4th down, Nick Deack booted a 38-yard field goal to bring the Aviators with 4 points (7-3).

Following an interception by Tony Pannunzio, Crawford scored for a second time on the ground from 10-yards out. The drive took 8 plays and amassed 54 yards.

After an Alliance turnover inside the Cardinals’ 10-yard line, Canfield went down to the field and scored on a Fletcher to Crawford 19-yard touchdown pass play (20-3).

Backed up deep in their own territory, Canfield went 92 yards to paydirt as Jackson Christ ran in the final 16-yards to give the Cardinals a 24-point advantage late in the third quarter (27-3).

On the last play of the third quarter, Brandon Alexander found Andrew Datz on a 16-yard touchdown strike to register Alliance’s first touchdown of the night (27-10).

The following kickoff was returned into Alliance territory by Pannunzio. From there, 8-plays later Crawford took his 4th touchdown into the end zone from 10-yards out to extend the lead in the fourth quarter (34-10).

Canfield (3-2) now will play at home against Warren JFK next week. They’ll then meet Highland on the road and then return home in week 8 against East.

Alliance (2-3) has dropped their last three road games. The Aviators return to Eastern Buckeye Conference play as they’ll play at Canton South (next week), welcome Salem (in week seven) and travel to Carrollton in week eight.

Scoring Chart
Canfield, 34-10 (F)
First Quarter
C – Nick Crawford, 5-yard TD run (C 7-0)
A – Nick Deack, 38-yard FG (7-3)
Second Quarter
C – Nick Crawford, 10-yard TD run (C 14-3)
C – Nick Crawford, 19-yard TD catch from Ethan Fletcher (C 20-3)
Third Quarter
C – Jackson Christ, 20-yard TD run (C 27-3)
A – Andrew Datz, 16-yard TD catch from Brandon Alexander (C 27-10)
Fourth Quarter
C – Nick Crawford, 10-yard TD run (C 34-10)

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