TALLMADGE, Ohio (WKBN) – Canton South prevails over Struthers, 35-13, as Stark County’s Wildcats continue their perfect season (14-0) and move onto the state final four for the first time in school history.
Poochie Snyder, Canton South’s quarterback, connected on four touchdown passes.
Canton South will now play against Glenville next week.
Struthers closes out their season at 10-4. The Wildcats won seven of their previous eight games before falling Friday night.
“You know, it’s something that we’re making history,” indicates Struthers coach John Bayuk. “You can’t really ask for more from [these] kids. They put in the work in the off-season. You hate seeing the year end. We obviously wanted another week with our kids, but proud is an understatement. I wish I could come up with better word[s] because I just love everybody over in that corner.”
Canton South’s junior running back Rome Cox got into the end zone from a yard out following a Ma’Taeaun Frazier interception on defense to take the early 7-0 lead in the first quarter.
Poochie Snyder found Tyler Pugh on a 6-yard pass play for six points as Canton South goes ahead 14-0 in the second quarter.
Struthers fought back to cut the deficit in half on a Devin Braham 1-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.
Just before halftime (0:34), Snyder threw a short pass play that was snagged out of the air by Luke Johnson to put Canton South back up 14 points (21-7).
Canton South began the second half with another Snyder touchdown pass, this time to Tre Wilson on a 44-yard strike to give the Wildcats a 21-point lead (28-7).
Back came Struthers as Anthony Carter rumbled his way 54 yards to get the Wildcats on the board in the second half. The extra point failed.
Tavon Castle added on another touchdown for South. Castle caught a 19-yarder from Snyder (his fourth touchdown pass) to give the ‘Cats a 35-13 advantage.
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