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  1. SteelValley

    Canfield Cardinals Schedule and Outlook for 2023

    Best of luck to him. It just seems like a waste having 2 Ytown teams though. In both hoops and football it’s always 1 team is good and the other is awful. Not sure if that’s due to stacking 1 team or what’s going on. It’s just odd that there’s always such disparity between the 2 teams.
  2. SteelValley

    Canfield Cardinals Schedule and Outlook for 2023

    I’ve heard the same on East situation. Boardman does not have them on the schedule this upcoming year either after playing them for several years. I know Simkon will say Canfield can’t compete on a regular basis/long-run in a conference w/ Boardman, Fitch and Harding, but I think they can...
  3. SteelValley

    Division V State Championship: Ironton (15-0) vs. South Range (15-0)

    South range just seems to be on another level than rest of D5 this year. Raiders by 14+
  4. SteelValley

    Division III State Championship: Canfield (13-1) vs. Bloom-Carroll (14-1)

    Key is stopping Lowry. He’s a 1-man offensive show. Easier said than done as you can’t just key on stopping his running as he’s a good thrower and makes as many plays on broken pass plays as designed runs. He’s different than most good running QBs (like Holy Name’s last night) who average or...
  5. SteelValley

    Week 13 Div 5 Cardinal Mooney (6-6) vs South Range (12-0)

    Surprised SR doesn’t have a solid crowd even with weather. Mooney doesn’t surprise me much. Even in good weather it’s not a big following nowadays.
  6. SteelValley

    Week 13: Division III Region 9 Semifinal #3 Ursuline Fighting Irish (10-2) vs #2 Canfield Cardinals (10-1)

    Erickson at least gives them the ability to throw it. Ursuline is losing the up front battle so going heavier focus on run w/ Ferrell doesn’t seem like the answer. Ursuline is lucky to only be down 15
  7. SteelValley

    Week 13: Division III Region 9 Semifinal #3 Ursuline Fighting Irish (10-2) vs #2 Canfield Cardinals (10-1)

    If you are speaking of Lynn Bowden and Derek Culver, they would’ve never stayed at Boardman and it’s not because they were recruited away. I’ll just leave it at that.
  8. SteelValley

    Week 13: Division III Region 9 Semifinal #3 Ursuline Fighting Irish (10-2) vs #2 Canfield Cardinals (10-1)

    There would be lucky to 4,500-5,000 fans let alone that many cars. 1,500 cars maybe in that case = $3k. Crowds just aren’t what they were. Boardman has hosted several good playoff matchups since the new stadium opened and I’ve never seen it even 75% full which for a 7,500 seat stadium is...
  9. SteelValley

    Week 13: Division III Region 9 Semifinal #3 Ursuline Fighting Irish (10-2) vs #2 Canfield Cardinals (10-1)

    If all your worried about is football, maybe that’s the case. 99% of parents and kids aren’t selecting a school based on recent football success though. Boardman’s equal or better in just about every other sport currently and historically, arts aren’t even debatable, and academics are better...
  10. SteelValley

    D5 Region 17

    I’d have to assume Mooney-SR will be at Boardman. It’s literally in-between the 2 schools. And both districts have several students from Boardman township. Ursuline-Canfield would’ve been perfect at Fitch, but I assume they are out with home side being demo’d soon. So Niles it likely is. Good...
  11. SteelValley

    Week 9: Austintown Fitch (7-1) vs Boardman (4-4)

    Really since the early to mid 90’s it’s been what you described. Either Boardman or Fitch is really good and the other is average or below. Also agreed on commitment to program. Fitch (Austintown school district) has gone all-in on athletic spending the past 5 or so years (whether you agree...
  12. SteelValley

    Week 9: Austintown Fitch (7-1) vs Boardman (4-4)

    Agreed. No one draws like that now and never will. Those days are long gone between reduced enrollment #s and also availability of online viewing (even as bad as YSN video is). Apologize if my comments were a shot at Fitch’s suppport. I just took offense to others saying Boardman fans weren’t...
  13. SteelValley

    Week 9: Austintown Fitch (7-1) vs Boardman (4-4)

    I’m standing up for our fans, not caring about wins or losses (that frankly neither you or I have any impact on) in my response. Boardman shows up to support our kids just like you personally do, win or lose. We haven’t given up on our kids, so you don’t have to feel sad for our boys...
  14. SteelValley

    Week 9: Austintown Fitch (7-1) vs Boardman (4-4)

    I didn’t intend it for all Fitch posters or the fan base. I have a lot of Fitch friends/family. There were criticisms of our fan support (I guess because people don’t actively post on a message board?). Just saying - the same could be said for your fans, if that’s what we are basing things on...
  15. SteelValley

    Week 9: Austintown Fitch (7-1) vs Boardman (4-4)

    He’s not N even a Boardman fan so why are you rubbing on the loss? I stayed out game week because it was just Fitch fans patting their backs about how great they are and taking shots at Boardman on support. Yet you couldn’t even fill half your home side last night for your big rival, with a...
  16. SteelValley

    Dover (4-3) vs Youngstown Boardman (4-3)

    Agreed. Boardman ran the ball well all night vs Harding, but tried to get too cute a few times instead of just keep pounding it and it cost them the game. To Harding’s credit they didn’t fall for those plays and threw Boardman for a big loss, which tended to derail a good drive where they were...
  17. SteelValley

    Dover (4-3) vs Youngstown Boardman (4-3)

    I’d hope it’s a lot closer than that. I think Boardman’s as good or better than teams like Allderdice, Lake Catholic and Indian Valley who all lost closer games to Dover. I wouldn’t totally discredit Harding either. They’ve by far played the area’s best schedule and hung in there with some...
  18. SteelValley

    Dover (4-3) vs Youngstown Boardman (4-3)

    Boardman coming off a tough 3 pt loss to Harding in a game they really let slip away at the end. Boardman is playing pretty well now that they are healthier with their top back (Ortiz) and top WR has been playing the past few games (Robinson). Also they got back their kicker last week who is at...
  19. SteelValley

    Week 5: AP/Yappi #3 Canfield Cardinals (4-0) vs Yappi #7 Chaney Cowboys (4-0) [D-III:R9]

    It’s one really good year where they are loaded with talent. This isn’t going to be the norm. He only moved from Boardman because Ytown city created a new Admin position that pays $20k+ more than he could’ve made at Boardman as a gym teacher. Based on seeing East today vs Boardman, it’s clear...
  20. SteelValley

    Week 4: Austintown Fitch (3-0) vs Ursuline (3-0)

    Agreed. Farrell is D6/D7 equivalent in a very average District 10 of PA (not the WPIAL/D7). It’s a very nice program but they literally play no one all year until rd 3 of playoffs. Little different than playing d2-3 Canfield, Fitch, Harding, Boardman, Ursuline, etc. They are playing the...
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