Canfield football finishing the season strong despite dashed playoff hopes

Seth Hull, Senior Contributor

With the season coming to an end, the football team’s goal of making the playoffs has slowly faded.

Their playoff hopes were dashed after their third loss to Medina Highland in a heartbreaking defeat. After losing to Medina 31-28, the team took it hard, especially the seniors because they just lost their three year run for the playoffs.

Senior McCoy Watkins said, “Yeah it’s depressing that we lost everything we we’re working towards but we will keep working and finish the season 7-3 for the seniors.”

Many of the players were depressed and sad after the game and into the following week. 

Having your goal taken away from you that you have been working on for the past three years to achieve suddenly vanish could be one of the hardest things an athlete can experience. 

Due to being dropped out of last year’s league, the football team had to pick up a whole new schedule. This new schedule is one of the hardest schedules Canfield has ever had. Since the team wasn’t in their own league, they could not have the goal of being league champs like last year. 

Since they have no shot at the playoffs, their new goal is to go 3-0 for the rest of the year and for the seniors to leave their legacy as they move onto the next stage of their lives. 

Senior Co-Captain Richie Hofus said, “It’s disappointing that we can’t make the playoffs anymore but we can’t do anything about that. Our only goal now is to go 1-0 every week and try to have fun with it,” referring to the rest of the season.

After their third loss of the season, they played Youngstown East and defeated them 49-21 achieving their goal of going 1-0 this week and hopefully keep that goal going for the rest of the season. 

The Cards will take on Boardman this Friday.