Crestview piles up the yardage at Youngstown Liberty

COLUMBIANA–The offense and defense both showed up for Crestview in its 26-6 victory over Liberty on Friday in All-American Conference action.

Liberty (2-5,1-3) wasn’t able to stop the rushing attack of the Rebels (2-5,2-1), as Crestview outgained the Leopards 263-95 on the ground.

The Rebels had 397 total yards led by a dominating performance by Ethan Powell, who had 24 carries for 219 yards and two touchdowns. Anthony Cusick threw for 134 yards on 13 of 24 passing with a touchdown. Jack Yerkey led the way receiving for the Rebels with five catches for 64 yards. William Hardenbrook had four catches for 38 yards and a touchdown.

Donte Venters led the Leopards with 104 yards on 23 carries.

Liberty hosts Newton Falls next Friday while Crestview goes on the road to take on Champion.

LIBERTY: 0-0-0-6–6

CRESTVIEW: 6-6-8-6–26


C– Ethan Powell 1 run

C–Ethan Powell 75 run

C– William Hardenbrook 12 pass from Anthony Cusick (2-pt Cusick pass to Brandon Yanssens)

C– Roclen Buttera 8 run

L– Donte Venters 82 run



First downs 8 14

Total Yards 106 397

Rushes-yards 36-95 33-263

Passing 11 134

Comp-Att-Int 3-12-1 13-24-2

Punts 5-29 3-34

Fumbles-Lost 5-0 2-0

Penalties-Yards 5-31 9-65



RUSHING–Liberty, Donte Venters 23-104; Crestview, Ethan Powell 24-219, Anthony Cusick 6-27.

PASSING–Liberty, Daveyon Williamson 3-12-11-1; Crestview, Anthony Cusick 13-24-134-2.

RECEIVING–Liberty, Jalen Stredrick 1-12; Crestview, Jack Yerkey 5-64, William Hardenbrook 4-38, Ethan Powell 3-24.

INTERCEPTIONS– Liberty, D’Andre Venters, Tyler Mowery;Crestview, Brandon Yanssens.

West Holmes 56,

West Branch 34

BELOIT — West Holmes opened up a 21-0 lead and got past West Branch, 56-34, Friday.

West Holmes’ Gavin Freeman ran for 161 yards and three touchdowns on 17 carries, while quarterback Noah Clark passed for 200 yards and two touchdowns and ran for 90 yards and two scores.

The Knights improve to 3-5, while the Warriors fall to 2-6.

West Holmes piled up 29 first downs 505 total yards and 112 penalty yards.

Quarterback Brock Hillyer paced the Warriors as he passed for 241 yards and two touchdowns and ran for two more scores. David McKeiver had seven catches for 138 yards and a touchdown. Andrew Coffee also had a touchdown reception and Blayne Flickinger a touchdown run.

The Knights took a 14-0 lead at the 6:38 mark of the second quarter. Both teams scored twice in the final five minutes of the quarter as West Holmes had a 28-13 halftime lead.

West Holmes widened the margin to 49-20 with 1:45 left in the third quarter on Braden Myers’ 52-yard fumble return for a touchdown.

Both teams play Friday as West Branch hosts Marlington on senior night and West Holmes travels to Ashland.

W. HOLMES: 7-21-21-7–56

W. BRANCH: 0-13-14-7–34


WH–Gavin Freeman 5 run (Nate Ginsburg kick)

WH–Noah Clark 1 run (Nate Ginsburg kick)

WH–Tucker Kaufman 10 pass from Noah Clark (Nate Ginsburg kick)

WB–David McKeiver 70 pass from Brock Hillyer (kick failed)

WB–Andrew Coffee 26 pass from Brock Hillyer (Jared Butler kick)

WH–Garrett Eastep 5 pass from Noah Clark (Nate Ginsburg kick)

WB–Blayne Flickinger 9 run (Jared Butler kick)

WH–Gavin Freeman 51 run (Nate Ginsburg kick)

WH–Noah Clark 3 run (Nate Ginsburg kick)

WH–Braden Myers 52 fumble recovery (Nate Ginsburg kick)

WB–Brock Hillyer 1 run (Jared Butler kick)

WH–Gavin Freeman 6 run (Nate Ginsburg kick)

WB–Brock Hillyer 4 run (Jared Butler kick)



First downs 29 18

Total Yards 505 328

Rushes-yards 38-305 34-87

Passing 200 241

Comp-Att-Int 13-26-2 17-35-2

Punts 3-40 6-36

Fumbles-Lost 0-0 2-1

Penalties-Yards 9-112 12-105



RUSHING–West Holmes, Gavin Freeman 17-161, Noah Clark 17-90, Emmett Myers 4-54; West Branch, Blayne Flickinger 16-63, Brock Hillyer 15-41, Josh Rinehart 1-5, Gage Bickley 1-2, Justin Goode 1-(minus 24).

PASSING–West Holmes, Noah Clark 13-26-200-2; West Branch, Brock Hillyer 17-35-241-2.

RECEIVING–West Holmes, Turcker Kaufman 7-133, Garrett Eastep 4-64, Gavin Freeman 1-8, Braden Myers 1-5; West Branch, David McKeiver 7-128, Josh Gregory 3-54, Andrew Coffee 3-38, Nick Wilson 2-19, Hunter Makcen 2-2.

INTERCEPTIONS– West Holmes, Tucker Kaufman 2; West Branch, Nick Wilson, Kenny Marra.

FUMBLE RECOVERIES–West Holmes, Braden Myers.

South Range 35,

Lakeview 0

CORTLAND–South Range was effective on the ground in a 35-0 win over Lakeview on Friday in a Northeast 8 Athletic Conference battle.

South Range (4-3, 2-2) outgained the Bulldogs (0-4, 1-6) 378-102. The Raider defense limited Lakeview to just four first downs.

The Raiders did a lot of damage on the ground, rushing for 180 yards on 37 carries. Patrick McCabe led the way for the Raiders as he carried the ball 12 times for 77 yards. Dylan Dominguez added 49 yards on 13 carries with two rushing touchdown and a receiving touchdown.

Isaac Allegretto threw for 198 yards on 12 of 28 passing, and Chris Brooks caught three passes for 73 yards.

Corey Lilley led the Bulldogs with 18 rushes for 62 yards.

Lakeview will look to bounce back as they host Niles next Friday, while South Range will travel to Struthers.

S. RANGE: 6-22-0-7–35

LAKEVIEW: 0-0-0-0–0


SR– Isaac Allegretto 1 run

SR– Dylan Dominguez 1 run (Dominguez 2-pt run)

SR– Dominguez 3 run (Logan Weaver kick)

SR–Luke Blasko 20 pass from Allegretto (Weaver kick)

SR- Dominguez 35 pass from Allegretto (Weaver kick)



First downs 21 4

Total Yards 378 102

Rushes-yards 37-180 29-57

Passing 198 45

Comp-Att-Int 12-28-1 6-17-2

Punts 2-33 6-37

Fumbles-Lost 3-2 4-2

Penalties-Yards 4-30 4-19



RUSHING–South Range, Patrick McCabe 12-77, Dylan Dominguez 13-49, Isaac Allegretto 8-41; Lakeview, Corey Lilley 18-62

PASSING–South Range, Issac Allegretto 12-28-198-1 ; Lakeview, Stephen Pavlansky 6-17-45-2

RECEIVING–South Range, Chris Brooks 3-73, Ian Toy 2-41, Dylan Dominguez 3-48 ; Home, Nate Fox 3-20

Leetonia rips Palestine

LEETONIA — Juniors Dylan Durick and Marco Ferry combined for five touchdowns as Leetonia ran over East Palestine, 48-0, in Eastern Ohio Athletic Conference play Friday.

The Bears are 5-3 overall — winning five games in a season for the first time since 2012 — and 2-2 in league play.

Ferry, the area’s leading rusher, had 149 yards and two touchdowns on 16 carries. Durick added 84 yards and three touchdowns on nine carries and Jacob McCool had 86 yards and one touchdown on seven carries.

The Bears opened up a 28-0 first-quarter lead as Ferry had scoring runs of 11 and 10 yards, Jordan Baker had a 6-yard touchdown pass from Dylan Lennon and McCool had a 1-yard scoring run.

Durick had second-quarter touchdown runs of 5 and 7 yards to give the Bears a 41-0 halftime lead. Durick finished out the scoring with a 17-yard run in the second half.

Lennon completed five of seven passes for 91 yards and ran for a two-point conversion.

The Bulldogs drop to 0-8 and 0-5 EOAC.

Both teams play Friday as Leetonia visits United and East Palestine hosts Conneaut.