LAKEWOOD, Ohio — Tim McVey has been rewriting the St. Ignatius football record book all season, so it is only fitting that the senior tailback saved his best performance for the Wildcats’ biggest game yet. McVey scored a school-record seven touchdowns in the first half against North Royalton, as the 2nd-seeded Wildcats completely outclassed the Bears, 56-0.
The University of Buffalo recruit rushed for 118 yards in just two quarters, and his seven touchdowns broke Eric Haddad’s single-game record of six, set back in 1993 against Holy Name. McVey also broke Haddad’s single-season touchdowns record (33) and career touchdowns record (51); McVey now has 35 touchdowns in 2010 and 57 scores for his Wildcat career.
McVey sat out the second half, with junior Mike Vitale taking over and fining the end zone in the third quarter to close out the scoring.
Ignatius quarterback Michael LaManna, who had been struggling in recent weeks, found his rhythm early against Royalton, and completed 17 of his 25 passes for over 220 yards.
St. Ignatius improves to 11-1 with the victory. The Wildcats, ranked 4th in the final Division I AP Poll advance to play #7 Mentor (11-1) in the Region 1 Final. St. Ignatus won the first meeting between the two teams 48-21 back in week three of the regular season.
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