Game of the Week: Canfield-Poland, 10/30

2015 High School Football Game of the Week
October 30, 2015 at 10 pm (tape delay)
Week 10 – Canfield (7-2, 3-0) at Poland (9-0, 3-0)

Series History
Poland has won five straight since dropping four of their previous five meetings with Canfield.

Past Meetings
Oct. 31, 2014 – Poland, 28-7
Sept. 27, 2013 – Poland, 35-10
Sept. 21, 2012 – Poland, 13-0
Oct. 28, 2011 – Poland, 21-7
Oct. 29, 2010 – Poland, 42-28

Last Meeting
October 31, 2014 – Poland 28 Canfield 7
…The Bulldogs rushed for 291 stripes while accumulating 420 total yards of offense en route to a 28-7 victory over their arch rival Canfield Cardinals in the regular season finale. Austin Wilson ran for 120 yards while Marlon Ramirez gained 84 on the ground. Dom Petrony completed 9 of 12 passes for 129 yards for the Bulldogs.

Game Notes
Since 2005, Canfield holds a 3-2 advantage while playing in Poland against the Bulldogs.

Canfield is 2-2 on the road this season which includes this past Friday’s key win over Howland, 20-14. Jake Cummings scored on the opening drive of the contest as he ran for 131 yards on 25 carries. The team was able to muster 233 yards of total offense. Troy Williams caught a 66-yard touchdown toss from Cummings in the fourth quarter to solidify their lead and to take the victory.

The Cardinals are in search of their first playoff appearance since 2009.

Poland has scored 39.5 points in their four outings this year at home while allowing their visiting opponents to only score 11.5.

After finishing the season with a 6-0 mark in the All-American White Division, the Bulldogs have the opportunity this week to win both divisions (White & Red) outright with a win over Canfield.

In their last outing, Poland dominated Hubbard on the road to secure their 9th win of the season, 35-7. The Bulldogs have now won 14 consecutive regular season games dating back to October 3, 2014. Dylan Garver ran for over 150 yards and Cole Kosco completed 53.9% of his tosses including a 44-yard strike to Anthony Calcagni in the first quarter.

The Bulldogs will be making their 9th consecutive trip to week eleven this year.

Statistical Breakdown
Points Scored: Poland, 33.6; Canfield, 25.6
Points Allowed: Poland, 10.8; Canfield, 14.2

AAC Red Division Standings
Poland – 3-0 (9-0)
Canfield – 3-0 (7-2)
Howland – 2-2 (6-3)
East – 1-3 (2-7)
Niles – 0-4 (3-6)

Coaches
Canfield: Mike Pavlansky, 15th season at Canfield (104-58)
Poland: Mark Brungard, 11th season at Poland (87-35)

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