Sparked by two early Struthers fumbles, Canfield cruises to win

Paul Breinz and Nick Crawford each notched TD runs for Canfield

Canfield took advantage of two early Struthers fumbles and downed the Wildcats, 34-12, on Friday.

CANFIELD, Ohio (WKBN) – Canfield took advantage of two early Struthers fumbles and downed the Wildcats, 34-12, on Friday.

Struthers fumbled on its opening possession. The Cardinals recovered and scored four plays later on a Paul Breinz 1-yard TD run. Brienz finished with 63 yards on seven carries.

The Wildcats fumbled again on their next possession. Canfield recovered and scored three plays later on Nick Crawford’s 3-yard TD run.

Crawford then notched a 4-yard TD run early in the second quarter for a 21-0 Cardinals lead. Struthers’ Nick Adams responded with a 99-yard kick return TD to make it 21-6.

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Wildcats running back Willie Mitchell scored on a 1-yard TD run just before the half to cut Canfield’s lead to 21-12. It marked Mitchell’s 11th rush TD this year, although he rushed for just 34 yards ion 15 carries.

The Cardinals added one more score before half, as Vinny Fiorenza notched a TD run — set up by a 45-yard Matt Zaremski catch. The TD came with just 8 second left in the half. Fiorenza went 9 of 12 through the air for 123 yards.

Early in the third quarter, Breinz scored on a 29-yard TD run to put Canfield up 34-12.

Canfield outgained Struthers 303-157 in total yards.

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