FNTD Week #7: Solon at Mentor
MENTOR, Ohio — The Northeast Ohio Conference Valley Division always seems to come down to one pivotal game, and this season was no different. And for the second consecutive year, and second time in the last three seasons, Coach Steve Trivisonno’s Mentor Cardinals got the best of Coach Jim McQuaide’s Solon Comets, winning going away, 56-28.
Mentor’s offense was the difference Friday night. Led by the 2011 FOX-8 Player of the year Mitch Trubisky, the Cardinals exploded for 42 points in the first half and outgained Solon, 428-70 with the senior quarterback posting some incredible statistics.
Trubisky, a University of North Carolina recruit threw for more than 300-yards and a career-high six touchdown passes, including three to his favorite target, big Brandon Fritts. Junior Nick Delisa also found the end zone four times, twice through the air and twice on the ground, as Mentor raced to a 42-7 lead at the intermission.
Michigan State recruit, Darian Hicks scored Solon’s only first half touchdown, on a 20-yard pass, and the Comets’ other deep threat, Boston College recruit Drew Barksdale found the end zone twice in the second half, as Solon tried to keep pace.
Mentor (6-1, 2-0 NEO) continues to improve. They have won four straight since their only defeat, to #1 St. Ignatius. The Cardinals hit the road next week to play at Medina.
Solon (4-3, 1-1) returns home to play Twinsburg, which upset Brunswick on the road Friday night.