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POLAND, Ohio (WKBN) – Poland stays unbeaten as the Bulldogs prevailed, 10-7, over their rival Canfield.
Poland (4-0) knocked off the defending state champion Cardinals for the first time in their last seven meetings.
The Cardinals drop to 1-3 as they suffered through their first three-game losing streak since 2013.
In the first quarter, defense stood tall. The Bulldogs forced Canfield to punt after their initial drive. Back came the Cardinal defense with a stop of their own necessitating Poland to boot the ball away also.
At the end of the quarter, Canfield drove into Bulldog territory. On 4th down, the Cardinals’ QB Paul Bindas completed a pass to Danny Inglis to move the chains inside of Poland’s 25-yard line. However, a fumble was recovered by the blue and white’s Oliver McCully to end the Cardinals’ hopes.
After a Poland punt, Canfield – once again – accumulated a couple of first downs including Bindas’ toss to Anthony Mazzella on the sidelines that tallied 15-yards. After a bad snap and a penalty, Inglis came up with a tough catch over the middle to place the ball down to the 18-yard line. Canfield’s field goal attempt was unsuccessful as the game was still tied (0-0) with 4:34 remaining in the half.
Just before the intermission, Poland methodically moved the ball down the field to set up Jas Stefancin’s field goal to give the Bulldogs a 3-0 lead at the half.
After Canfield’s Tyler Ekiert intercepted an errant Poland pass, the Cardinals take over and away ran Danny Inglis. He raced 87-yards all the way down to the Bulldog 10-yard line. From there, Bindas pushed his way into the end zone from 5-yards away to give Canfield a 7-3 lead with 8:07 remaining in the third quarter.
It didn’t take Poland long at all to strike back. Cole Fulton dashed 59-yards to give the Bulldogs the lead (10-7) just about forty seconds later.
Down by 3 with one minute to play, Canfield got the ball back at their own 30-yard line. However, the Cardinals were unsuccessful on 4th down with four yards to go with thirty-six seconds remaining.
Canfield will welcome Chaney next Friday. Poland heads to Trumbull County to take on Hubbard next week.
Poland, 10-7 (Final)
P – Jas Stefancin, 43-yard FG (0:00)
C – Paul Bindas, 5-yard TD run (Ethan Rittenour kick, 8:07)
P – Cole Fulton, 59-yard TD run (Stefancin kick, 7:28)
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