YOUNGSTOWN, OH- When the clock finally counted down to 00:00 on the scoreboard and all the pomp and circumstance settled, football was truly back in the land of the Chaney Cowboys. The efforts of so many different alumni, outlets, supporters, donors, coaches, fans, and family were happy to see the traditional red helmets flying around once again.
It was Cardinal Mooney that would hold their helmets high at the end of the evening, though. Spoiling the celebration 13-6.
For the first half, Coach Amill and the Cowboys had exactly what they had put so much time and effort into; a lead against their rival, Cardinal Mooney. However, in the second half, Mooney solved the puzzle and exploded on the ground. Led by Zyere Rodgers’ 155 yards on 25 carries, Mooney controlled the tempo and the trenches in the second half to land the Week 1 victory, and take an early lead in the newly-formed Steel Valley Conference.
Pat Guerrieri came up big for the Cards when he pushed his way into the paint from 2-yards out to give Mooney the lead they wouldn’t relinquish.
For Chaney, Marshall Herron led the rushing attack with four carries totaling 33 yards, while Delshawn Petrosky went 11-18 for 67 yards and an interception through the air as well as balanced the rushing attack for 37 yards.
Chaney will return to action at home next week against Beachwood while Mooney keeps the road trip going against Akron Hoban.
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