Game of the Week: Garfield at South Range, 11/5

Garfield won their first six games of the season before finishing 7-3.

High School Football Game of the Week Garrettsville vs South Range

2016 High School Football Game of the Week
Saturday, November 5, 2016 on Fox Tape Delay at 11:30 pm (Replay on Sunday at 9 am on MyYTV)
Division V Region 17 Quarterfinal: Garfield (7-3) at South Range (9-1)

Playoff History
Garrettsville Garfield (7-3)
Playoff Appearances: 5
Playoff Record: 0-4
Regional Championships: None
State Championships: None

South Range (9-1)
Playoff Appearances: 15
Playoff Record: 14
Regional Championships: 1 (2005)
State Championships: None

Garfield’s Schedule
Southeast 31 Garfield 24
Garfield 35 Rootstown 14
Mogadore 35 Garfield 20
Crestwood 54 Garfield 34
Garfield 58 Waterloo 19
Garfield 41 Crestview 14
Garfield 56 Pymatuning Valley 6
Garfield 50 Champion 28
Garfield 48 Berkshire 0
Garfield 56 Cardinal 32

South Range’s Schedule
South Range 55 East Palestine 14
South Range 41 Indian Creek 7
South Range 49 Crestview 0
South Range 42 United 8
Springfield 34 South Range 27
South Range 55 Lisbon 8
South Range 51 Mineral Ridge 0
South Range 34 Manchester 15
South Range 42 Western Reserve 22
South Range 24 McDonald 14

Game Notes:
The G-Men are making their first playoff appearance since 2010. Garfield is seeking their first post-season victory in school history.

Garfield began the season with a 6-0 mark – knocking off 6 teams who were unable to finish with a winning record. Over their final four contests of the regular season, the G-Men faced four teams who closed out the season with a winning record and were only able to go 1-3.

The G-Men averaged 360.7 yards per game. Their 6’4 senior quarterback Dalton Fall has thrown for 2007 yards and 28 touchdowns compared to just 6 interceptions in 227 passing attempts. Tommy Bissler (616 yards, 6 TDs) and Seth Morgan (648 yards, 7 TDs) have caught 40 and 39 passes respectively.

On defense, Ryan Brown has picked off 5 errant tosses while Zayne Veon and Christopher Blewitt each have 4 quarterback sacks.

South Range achieved the #1 seed overall in Region 17 for the first time since 2007.

On Friday, the Raiders rolled up 48 unanswered points to hand East Palestine a 55-14 setback as coach Yeagley’s team improved to 9-1. South Range accumulated 263 yards of total offense led by the running of Nathan Daniszewski (77) and Aniello Buzzacco (55).

Since dropping an overtime matchup in week 6 to Springfield (34-27), the Raiders won their last four contests of the regular season by a combined total of 187-29.

2016 Rankings
Points Scored: Garfield, 42.2; South Range, 42.0
Points Allowed: South Range, 12.2; Garfield, 23.3

Coaches
Garfield: Mike Moser, 4th season (22-18)
South Range: Dan Yeagley, 22nd season (185-61)

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