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Jefferson, OH- In a nail-biting showdown, the Jefferson Falcons soared to victory over the Benedictine Bengals in a thrilling overtime battle, clinching a hard-fought win with a final score of 71-59.

Jefferson Falcons: 19 | 15 | 10 | 10 | 17 = 71
Benedictine Bengals: 12 | 12 | 11 | 14 | 10 = 59

Jefferson Falcons Total Points:

  • Anthony Covetta: 27
  • Joey DeGeorge: 25
  • Joel Navarro: 13
  • Robbie Pisano: 3
  • Dylan Beebe: 2
  • Terry Brown: 1

Benedictine Bengals Total Points:

  • Kris Smith: 23
  • John Horn: 16
  • Makell Byrd: 13
  • Damone Darmond: 5
  • Bryce Meitan: 3
  • Noah Whistler: 2
  • Matthew Torres: 2

The Falcons’ victory was marked by an incredible display of determination and resilience, with senior Joey DeGeorge delivering a clutch performance when it mattered most. DeGeorge’s last-second three-pointer at the end of regulation sent the game into overtime, igniting the crowd and propelling the Falcons to victory.

Leading the charge for the Falcons were Anthony Covetta and Joey DeGeorge, who combined for an impressive 52 points. Their stellar offensive contributions, coupled with Joel Navarro’s 13 points, proved instrumental in securing the win for the Falcons.

Despite the Bengals’ formidable efforts, led by Kris Smith with 23 points and John Horn with 16 points, they ultimately fell short in overtime. The Falcons’ relentless determination and clutch performances proved to be the deciding factor in this intense playoff matchup.

With this thrilling victory, the Jefferson Falcons advance to the district semifinals of the OHSAA playoffs, where they will face the Lutheran West Longhorns. Riding high on the momentum of their overtime triumph, the Falcons look to continue their postseason success and advance further in the playoffs.

As for the Benedictine Bengals, their season comes to an end with this hard-fought loss in the sectional final.


Erie, PA- In a closely contested battle, the Jefferson Falcons faced off against the Benedictine Bengals in a game that went down to the wire. The final scoreline saw the Benedictine Bengals emerge victorious with a narrow 58-53 win over the Falcons.

The game was marked by intense back-and-forth action in each quarter. Benedictine took an early lead in the first quarter with a score of 17-11, but the Falcons fought back, trailing by just two points at halftime with a score of 32-29. The Bengals extended their lead in the third quarter, outscoring the Falcons 16-7, setting the stage for a thrilling final quarter.

In the fourth quarter, the Jefferson Falcons rallied with a determined effort, putting up 24 points. However, Benedictine managed to hold on to their lead, securing the victory with a final score of 58-53.

Key contributors for the Falcons included Anthony Covetta with 15 points and Joey DeGeorge with 18 points. On the other side, the Bengals saw balanced scoring from players like John Horn with 16 points and Makell Byrd with 12 points.

The Jefferson Falcons, now standing at 0-2 for the season, look ahead to their next challenge on the road against the Lakeside Dragons on 12/13/23. Meanwhile, the Benedictine Bengals, with a 2-1 record, are set to face the Erie McDowell Trojans on 12/09/23. The Falcons will aim to bounce back, seeking their first win of the season, while the Bengals aim to build on their positive momentum in the upcoming games.


CLEVELAND OH- Canfield Boys Lacrosse cruised past Cleveland Benedictine tonight in Cleveland by a score of 15-0.

Brenden Parisi had a career high 4 goals to lead the Cardinals. Andrew Hall followed with a hat trick. Nicolo Cocca and Crescenzo Scheetz tallied 2 goals while Mason DeBrosse, Ethan Remby, Logan Stansloski and Antonio Maroun all added one for Cardinals.

The Cardinal defense led by Goalie Peyton Nottingham, and defenders Santino Cocca, Hunter Kanotz and Cory Knarr held the Bengals to under 16 shots. Nottingham had 5 saves and Goalie Sam Pondillo had 1 save.

Canfield plays Glen Oak on Saturday April 9th

*Contributed By Karl Scheetz


EUCLID OH- It was a close game at the half on Friday night between Boardman and Benedictine. At the break, the Spartans trailed 10-7. However, a flurry of second half points for Benedictine would spell doom for the Spartans. The Bengals outscored Boardman 28-13 in the second half to walk away with a 38-20 win.

Benedictine remains undefeated on the season at 5-0 while Boardman drops to 4-2.

Boardman’s schedule doesn’t get any easier. The Spartans will stay on the road in Week 7 heading to Warren Harding.


EUCLID OH- Looking to avenge their 27-42 loss almost a year ago, the Austintown Fitch Falcons headed north to face off against the Cleveland Benedictine Bengals at Euclid High School.

After receiving the opening kick, the Falcons immediately went to work. Almost 8 minutes and 14 plays into the game, quarterback Devin Sherwood got his boys on the board first, curtesy a 14-yard touchdown scamper.

While the Falcons first scoring drive was perfectly sustained, they have the ability to strike quickly as well. On their very first offensive play of the second quarter, Sherwood connected with senior Nate Leskovac for a 66-yard touchdown, boosting the Falcon lead to 14-0.

Already ahead by two scores, Fitch could smell blood in the water. Thanks to the alignment of the Bengals on the ensuing kickoff, Head coach T.J. Parker gave the green light for an onside kick, and his special teams unit produced.

Taking over on the Benedictine 46, Sherwood’s offense looked to strike again. The Falcons needed just 7 plays from plus territory to get into the endzone and make it a three-score game off Sherwood’s 29-yard pass to a wide-open Todd Simons in the front of the endzone.

With the score standing at 20-0, after a failed fake field goal by Fitch on the extra point, quarterback Ronnie Schultz and the Benedictine Bengals would start their drive at their own 25. With the first sign of life seen by the Bengals all night long, a mix of air and ground attack pushed the Bengals down to the Fitch 1 yard line before running back, Duane Jackson, was able to power it in for the score.

Back to a two-score game, the Falcons needed a little under 3 minutes to respond. In just 8 plays, T.J. Parker’s high powered offense was back into the endzone with Nate Leskovac now doing it himself with a 4-yard touchdown run from a wildcat formation, pushing the score to 28-7 after Fitch went for and converted their 2 point conversion.

Coming out of the half and trailing by 3 scores, Benedictine needed to strike quickly, and they did. Just 1 minute and 35 seconds into the half, Duane Jackson had his second rushing touchdown of the game from 4 yards out.

Unfortunately for the Bengals, their scoring would end, there while the Falcons were just getting started. Another Nate Leskovac touchdown run from a wildcat set, this time from 1 yard out pushed the lead back out to 3 scores with just 3 minutes and 43 second remaining in the third quarter. Then Sherwood’s final touchdown pass of the evening to Tyler Evans from 15 yards out would put a cap on the scoring for the night, moving the score to 42-14.



Devin Sherwood: 16 completions on 27 attemptsfor 262 yards, 16 carries 81 yards, 3 total TDs

Todd Simons: 6 catches 111 yards 1 TD

Nate Leskovac: 2 catches 72 yards, 5 carries 13 yards 3 total TDs

Cleveland Benedictine:

Duane Jackson: 14 carries 94 yards 2 TDs

Andre Rodgers: 7 carries 50 yards



Fitch: T.J. Parker and his men will head home to take on Coach Reno and his Steubenville Big Red (3-1).

Benedictine:  It’s been a tough schedule for the Bengals and it doesn’t get any easier in week 6, the Bengals will plays host to Saint Ed’s (3-1) on Friday night.

*Contributed By YSN’s Jamie Thomson