CHARDON, Ohio — All week Notre Dame Cathedral Latin fans told anyone who would listen that the Lions were the best 0-2 team in Ohio high school football, and Saturday afternoon, NDCL players stated their case with their play on the field. The Lions roared past University School 56-7 in their first road game of 2012.
Senior tailback Nick Evans was a workhorse all afternoon, carrying the ball 23 times for a season-high 275 yards and four touchdowns, including three scores in the decisive second quarter, when the Lions put the game away.
NDCL lost its first two games at home to 2011 Playoff teams Willoughby South and Chagrin Falls, who are a combined 6-0 in the young season, so when the Lions hit the road for the first time, University School was squarely in their sights.
The Preppers fell behind 49-0 before senior Luke Vadas finally put them on the board with his 12th reception of the game, a touchdown pass from junior quarterback John Gannon, late in the fourth quarter.
NDCL (1-2) continues its road stretch next Friday, September 14 when the Lions travel to Canton Central Catholic (1-2).
University School (1-2) also hits the road, next Friday, making the trip to Madison (2-1) to take on the Blue Streaks.
For more final scores, plus video highlights and photo galleries from all of Friday and Saturday’s games, head over to the FOX-8 High School Football page.