I know Fitch has a lot of really talented kids on the team now. That hasn't been the norm. That's pretty easy to prove up. Now they have D1-caliber kids. If that's the new norm, then, yeah, no way. And, again, I don't really care about the last 20 years. 20 years ago South Range would have been housed in the NE8 and never dreamt of scheduling a D3 defending state champion. I'm talking going forward.
And, hey, like I said, if Fitch is going to turn into a D1 football factory, then there's zero way Canfield could compete with that. I haven't a clue what Fitch looks like going forward.
Finally, Canfield has played Boardman every year for awhile. I can't remember the last time they lost to Boardman. And when you look at Boardman scores against Canfield and Fitch, they're comparable. Really comparable. Even going back to 2015 when they both lost close, low-scoring games. Canfield-Fitch isn't some sort of gross mismatch anymore than Boardman-Fitch (or, for that matter, Boardman-Canfield) is. It would seem, based on 8 years of results, that Canfield-Fitch would be a much better matchup than Boardman-Fitch. That may mean Canfield still loses 6 or 7 of those games, but it ain't some sort of crazy idea that they play.
Again, I realize that this particular Fitch team is stacked with D1 talent. That hasn't been the norm. Like ever. If that's the new normal -- then, yep. But, I have a hard time believe that Canfield wouldn't have been competitive against Fitch from, say, 2015-22 and maybe won 2 or 3 times (and we already know they won once).