Mooney Bounces Back to Top Erie McDowell 35-0, Racks Up Over 300 Yards on the Ground
After two lopsided losses that saw Mooney outscored 77-23, the Cardinals gave a solid effort in all three phases of the game to post a 35-0 shutout win on Friday evening over the Erie McDowell Trojans. Mooney is now 3-3 on the year while McDowell drops to 1-4. Scoring for Mooney were Devon McNutt, Jack Lynch, Breyshon Lott, Andrew Armstrong, and Jaylen Hewlett. Mooney has an open date this week and the final three games are part of the 'old SVC' schedule, with games vs. Warren Harding, Ursuline, and Austintown Fitch.
Photographs from the previous three games should be posted this weekend (I am a little bit behind).
Lake Catholic Hands Mooney its Second Consecutive Lopsided Loss in a 28-0 Shutout
Mentor Lake Catholic scored on a 50 yard touchdown pass in the first quarter and never looked back, routing Mooney by a score of 28-0. Mooney was held to under 150 yards of total offense. Mooney drops to 2-3 and will host Erie McDowell (1-3) next Friday at YSU. Lake Catholic defeated McDowell in week 1 by a score of 63-7. This weekend, McDowell got its first win of the year, topping Erie East, 56-6 after being up 49-0 at halftime. Photos will be posted early next week.
Special Teams Miscues, Turnovers, and Akron STVM's Speed All Add Up to a 49-23 Blowout Loss
On a night where Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary proved why the are ranked as one of the top teams in Division III this season, dominated all three phases of the game and cruised to a 49-23 victory, their second consecutive win over Mooney at home. Mooney saw a 10-7 lead turn into a 35-10 halftime deficit. Mooney spent most of the game on their end of the field on both offense and defense, with the Akron STVM defense shutting down the Mooney offense. The game also featured some horrid officiating for both teams.
Cardinals Dominate Boardman in First Game at Spartan Stadium In Front of 7,000 Fans
Showing vast improvement from last week and using a dominating effort from their defense, Mooney won their seventh straight game against Boardman by a final score of 31-6.
Senior quarterback Jack Lynch returned from injury and started his first game at quarterback and had an excellent game, throwing three touchdowns and running for another. Andrew Armstrong had 100 yards receiving on three catches, one for a score. Tight end David McDowell had two touchdown receptions of over 30 yards and Ray Anderson added a 67-yard touchdown run to close out the scoring. The defense held Boardman to under 100 yards rushing and forced three turnovers.
Mooney evens their record at 1-1 and will play Akron North (0-2) next Saturday afternoon at 11am at Akron Buchtel as part of a doubleheader. Game photographs have been posted.
Boardman and Mooney Will Open the New Boardman Spartan Stadium, Sellout Crowd Expected
This Friday, Boardman will play its first home game in its new, state-of-the-art stadium, sure to be one of the top high school facilities in the state of Ohio. With new generation field turf and a video board the size of many universities, the stadium will be an incredible place to watch high school football. Both Mooney and Boardman are coming off of lopsided losses, with the Spartans falling to Mentor by a score of 38-6. Koby Adu-Poku led Boardman with over 150 yards rushing. Mooney will look to win its sixth consecutive matchup against Boardman. A preview has been posted in the Current News section.
Mooney's Turnover Problem in First Quarter Leads to 53-12 Rout by the Mount Saint Joseph Gaels
In a game that saw Mooney fumble three times in the first quarter that led to 15 points, the Cardinals were throttled by the Mount Saint Joseph Gaels, 53-12. The Gaels dominated in all aspects of the game, with a precise passing game and a stout defense. A recap and photographs have been posted. Next up for the Cardinals is a game versus their long-time rival, the Boardman Spartans. The game has special significance due to the fact the the brand new stadium in Boardman will be hosting its first game. Tickets are close to, if not already, sold out. A preview will be posted Wednesday.
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