Mentor (7-1) 38, Solon (5-3) 34
The Comets had not beaten the Cardinals at home in eight years, and it looked like that streak would end when they lead 34-23 in the third quarter. Even after Mentor cut it to three, Sam Bubonics picked off Tadas Tatarunas near the goal line with just two minutes left.
However, Mentor would force a punt, and Tatarunas quickly drove his offense to the Solon nine yard line. With just 43 seconds to play, Tatarunas atoned for his four interceptions by tossing a touchdown pass to Logan Shea to make it 38-34. Will LaGanke's interception on Solon's last chance drive then sealed the comeback win.
The Cardinals victory sets up a showdown with Euclid next week for the Greater Cleveland Conference championship, while Solon's loss knocks them out of GCC contention and also puts their playoff hopes in serious jeopardy.
Archbishop Moeller (4-4) 41, St. Ignatius (7-1) 20
Despite coming in on a three-game losing streak, the Crusaders enjoyed a 18-7 second half scoring edge to hand the Wildcats their first home loss in three years. Nigel Drummond caught a 67-yard touchdown pass for St. Ignatius.
Perry (8-0) 40, Orange (6-2) 28
This game was a tale of two halves: After the Pirates and Rockets combined for 62 first half points, only Perry managed to score one touchdown in the second. Kolston Brewster threw for four touchdowns (including a 39-yard screen pass to Tyler Horvath to finish things off) as the Pirates grabbed firm control of the CVC's Chagrin division.
Padua Franciscan (7-1) 31, Benedictine (5-3) 17
The Bruins recovered from their blowout loss to Archbishop Hoban thanks to two Trent Cramer touchdown runs, including one in the fourth quarter to put the game away. The Bengals have now lost two straight since their thrilling overtime win against Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin.
Olmsted Falls (7-1) 41, Midview (6-2) 27
Down 27-6 at one point, the Middies put the fear of a lifetime into the Bulldogs as two total touchdowns by quarterback Seamus Higley tied the game at 27 in the fourth quarter. However, two late scoring runs by Luke Lombardo kept Olmsted Falls' playoff destiny in its own hands.
Check below for a full list of scores from throughout the night.
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