St. Ignatius Holds Off Pennsylvania Powerhouse 42-34

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PARMA – St. Ignatius is far from perfect, but the Wildcats are also far from boring.

The 11-time State Champions committed six turnovers Saturday, but made several big plays down the stretch to hold off nationally-ranked St. Joseph’s Prep (PA), 42-34 at Byers Field.

Quarterback Dennis Grosel threw for 282 yards and a pair of scores, but it was his rushing touchdown in the third quarter that put #6 St. Ignatius ahead for good.

Grosel then connected with David Shibley late in the fourth quarter on a 36-yard touchdown pass that proved to be the difference.

Ohio State recruit Dre’Mont Jones led the Wildcats’ defense with nine tackles, including two sacks.

Jack Cook made two key defensive plays in the end zone, first intercepting a pass on 4th and goal, then knocking away another pass to deny the Hawks a tying touchdown.

St. Ignatius (2-1) welcomes Assumption from Ontario, Canada next Saturday.

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