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YOUNGSTOWN, OH- It was a battle of the Irish on Friday night at Stambaugh Stadium, as St. Vincent-St. Mary came down to Youngstown to continue the non-conference rivalry with Ursuline. These two programs have matched up 11 times since 2011 after last nights ballgame. STVM had a nine game winning streak against Ursuline on the line, and some late turnovers bit Ursuline to end that losing streak.

Ursuline was able to get on the board first in quarter number one, as the left guard Michael Branch made every lineman’s dream come true with a 2 yard touchdown to take a 7-0 lead. STVM would answer right back on the next possession, with a 3 yard touchdown run from senior back Santino Harper, but St. Vincent-St. Mary missed the extra point to make it 7-6. On the next Ursuline possession, the Irish fumbled the ball on a speed option and STVM recovered. St. Vincent-St. Mary would take advantage of the turnover and took there first lead of the night with a D’Anthony Kelker 40 yard touchdown run. STVM converted on a fake field goal to make it 14-7 in the second quarter. To close out the first half, Ursuline went 99 yards down the field and capped it off with a 1 yard touchdown run by Christian Lynch. To end the half, it was tied up at 14.

In the second half, STVM took there second lead on a eleven yard touchdown run by the fullback Caden Spry. Once again, the Irish missed the extra point. On the next possession, Lynch picked up his second touchdown of the night to take a 21-20 lead. In the fourth quarter STVM drove from midfield down to the goal-line, where the quarterback Gabe Mansel sneaked it in. STVM was able to convert the two point conversion, taking a 28-21 lead. On 4th down and 20, STVM linebacker Luke Shenigo picked off Ericson and took it to the house to make it 35-21. Ursuline did not quit, as they came right back and scored on a Marc Manning touchdown reception from sophomore DC Ferrell. STVM would recover the onside kick and knee the football to win it 35-28.

St. Vincent-St. Mary has now won 10 consecutive meetings between the Irish, and improve to 5-1 on the season. Ursuline drops to 5-2, and will travel to Villa Angela-St. Joseph next week. We will have the live-stream on YSN, with kickoff starting at 7 P.M.


AKRON, OHIO – Through the the last two games, the Fighting Irish of St. Vincent St. Mary high school had forced seven turnovers. And it was that exact defense that paved the way for their win against the 2-1 Mooney Cardinals.

Both teams came out early with similar gameplans, run the football! It’s the staple of any Mooney offense, but the Cardinals struggled mightly in the first half to get anything going. After the Irish took their first offensive possession into the endzone, a touchdown run by running back George Linberger, the Cardinals would go three and out despite very good field position. The second offensive drive for the Irish was ended abruptly when Pat Guerrieri picked off Luke Lindsay in the endzone. Depsite Guerrieri taking the interception all the way back, a penalty negated the return.

The second quarter saw more breathing room for the sophomore running back Zy’ere Rogers, who after the first half had already carried the ball 17 times for 75 yards. Rogers ripped off big run after big run, but a fumble inside the 20 yard line ended the best offensive drive Mooney had all game. St Vincent would tack on another rushing touchdown, this one by Joshua Nickerson, and lead 14-0 at the half.

Challenged by his coaches, Guerrieri came out slinging in the second half. After not completing a pass the game before, Guerrieri would finish with 122 yards passing on 11 of 16 attempts. But this Irish defense has lived through turnovers, and in the second half they started to pile up. Another fumble, and a pick six by Darrian Lewis would seal the deal for Irish. The Irish would finish with 415 yards of total offense, 5 total rushing touchdowns and two sacks. Senior QB Luke Lindsay had 196 through the air and also added 17 yards on the ground.

Mooney will look to rebound next week against bitter rival, the Boardman Spartans, and SVSM will take on Hoban.