YOUNGSTOWN OH- People usually talk about college football when it comes to Saturday, but one thing they forgot was Saturday night high school football between two Steel Valley Conference rivals in the Cardinal Mooney Cardinals and the Chaney Cowboys. Mooney got their first win last week against East, meanwhile, Chaney was close but could not finish. On Saturday, both teams were looking to win and gain some momentum for the later half of the season.
Most of the first half saw both teams struggle to move the ball as both defenses were really good. That was until near the end of the half, where Jamie Melton channeled his Ezekiel Elliott, going 73-yards to the house making it 7-0 Cowboys. There was then another error for Mooney a few possessions later as Brian Phillibin was backed in his own endzone. The snap went over his head leading to a safety and making it 9-0 Cowboys at the half.
The same happened later in the third, but instead of the safety, Phillibins punt would be blocked, which was then returned by Jason Hewlett for a touchdown making it 16-0. Chaney would score two more times as the Mooney defense just had no answer in the second half thanks to a Delshawn Petrosky 48-yard pass to Bryant Douglas and a Darius Humbert five-yard run as Chaney rolled over Mooney 30-0.
Petrosky finished 13 of 24 yards passing with 193 yards and a touchdown. He also had 10 carries for 88 yards. Chaney had a total of 408 yards while Mooney finished with 123 yards.
Chaney (1-3) will head to Canfield stadium as they look to upset the undefeated Canfield Cardinals (4-0) while Cardinal Mooney (1-3) will head to Boardman to face the Boardman Spartans (2-2).
*contributed by YSN’s Ian O’Brien*