WARREN, Ohio (WKBN) – Two teams on the outside looking in to the Division III, Region 7 playoffs did battle in week nine and the Canfield Cardinals came out on top, beating the Howland Tigers 20-14.
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In the first quarter, the Cardinals took the early lead on a Jake Cummings three yard touchdown run putting Canfield ahead 7-0.
Canfield held their one touchdown lead at the end of the first quarter.
In the third quarter, Angelo Petracci busted through the Tigers’ defense on an eight yard touchdown run to push Canfield’s lead to 14-0.
The Tigers would not go quietly, though, as Tyriq Ellis took the hand-off and score from three yards out to shrink the lead to one score, 14-7 Canfield.
But the Cardinals answered right back. On their next possession, Cummings connected with Troy Williams on a 66 yard touchdown pass to put the lead back to two scores, 20-7.
Howland continued to fight. With 3:47 remaining in the game, Ellis found the endzone again, this time from three yards out to get back within a score, 20-14, but the Tigers could not get any closer.
Canfield (7-2) started the game in 12th place in Division III, Region 7 and will travel to Poland next week in a huge week 10 matchup.
Howland (6-3) entered the game in 10th place in Division III, Region 7 and will host rival Warren Harding next week.