It’s almost time for the battle of 224 as the Canfield Football Team takes on the Poland Football Team in Canfield on October 28, 2016. The Canfield Local School District is hosting its annual bonfire on Thursday, October 27, 2016, at 6:00 p.m. at the High School. This community bonfire will include a food eating contest featuring CHS staff and students, a dance off, band performance, as well as cheers and introductions of the Canfield cheerleaders and football players. The evening will culminate with the singing of the alma mater and the lighting of the bonfire at approximately 6:30 p.m. The entire Canfield community is invited to attend to support the students of Canfield!
The first game between the two schools is believed to have taken place in 1921, with the Cards claiming a 7 – 0 victory in an 8 man football contest. Between then and 1943, informal research indicates the schools played frequently but not each year. In 1944, Canfield and Poland began the current yearly 11 man football series. Poland is believed to lead, 40 – 29 – 3. Since then, this has become a fierce rivalry in all sports that is known as the Battle of 224! At stake are bragging rights, as well as the Canfield-Poland Trophy, which is awarded to whichever school wins this contest.
In addition, the Canfield Local School District is hosting a free community wide tailgate on October 28, 2016. The tailgate will take place rain or shine from 5:00 -6:30 p.m. at the High School before the game. The Cardinal cheerleaders along with the Canfield High School band will be in attendance to get the crowd pumped up for the game. There will also be family friendly activities for our youngest cards! Hot dogs and chips will be served!