HOWLAND, OH- In a game that wasn’t originally scheduled, Cardinal Mooney scrapped their game on Friday against Brush at the last minute to keep their players close, and what a choice that ended up being. The Cardinals came from behind at halftime to own the second half of the game and beat Howland 23-12 on Saturday afternoon.
Mooney trailed by 5 at the half but were able to utilize a great effort by their offensive line to dominate the second half on the ground and control the run on the other side of the football as well.
For Mooney, Zy’ere Rogers had 10 carries that resulted in 71 yards and two scores, while Davontae Miller went 11 totes for 30 yards. Mooney signal-caller Ashton O’Brien went 6 of 11 completions for 53 yards on the day.
For Howland, John Perry tossed a 7 for 13 game with 75 yards and a score over the middle in the first half to his tight end, Gabe Badea from 25-yards out. Matt Woomer carved up the Mooney defense in the first half for over 100 yards and a score, but the Tigers as a team only were able to create 31 yards the entire second half.
With the victory, Cardinal Mooney (1-6) will turn to host Warren Harding next week while Howland (2-5) heads to Chaney.