FNTD Week 2: Big Matchups, Rivalries & Upset
CLEVELAND- Week 2 of Friday Night Touchdown had a little bit of everything: some big-game matchups, some rivalry games and of course, an upset.
In Mentor, St. Ignatius got revenge on the Cardinals after Mentor knocked the Wildcats out of the Div. 1 playoffs last year in a three-overtime instant classic.
St. Ignatius used a little running game and a strong defense in beating the Cardinals 26-6. The Wildcats led 16-6 at halftime and shut down Mentor in the second half, holding the Cardinals to just five first downs.
Enzo Cannata rushed for 123 yards for St. Ignatius as the Wildcats avoided a rare 0-2 start to the season.
The first big upset of the season happened in Chagrin Falls as Ben Malbasa's NDCL Lions knocked off the Tigers 16-6.
NDCL linebacker Devin Carney had quite a game, he returned a fumble 42-yards for a touchdown and recovered a blocked punt in the third quarter, which later led to a Lions field goal.
NDCL running back Dominic DiFranco led all rushers with 125 yards. The Lions are now 1-1 on the season.
At Solon's Stewart Field, the number 8 ranked team in the FOX 8 Top 8, hosted the Glenville Tarblooders, number 6 in the poll.
The Tarblooders nursed a 7-0 lead for a good chunk of the game, but Solon came back. They were in position to kick the winning field goal in the final seconds but the kick was blocked and Glenville got its first win of the season, 15-14.
The defending state champion Akron St. Vincent-St. Mary Fighting Irish were visiting the always tough Warriors of Walsh Jesuit. The visitors improved to 2-0 on the season thanks to a 35-20 win.
The above mentioned games were part of a blockbuster 31 games covered on Friday Night Touchdown.
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