AKRON, Ohio — Archbishop Hoban's 31-game winning streak is history.
In a battle of two of the best teams in Northeast Ohio, the St. Ignatius Wildcats fought back from a 35-10 second-half deficit to shock the Knights 42-21 Friday night. It was the first time the four-time defending state champions had lost since the opening game of the 2017 season, which (ironically) also came at the hands of Ignatius.
The game came down to the final minutes, with Ja'Sean Cogburn taking a kickoff back 95 yards to cut the Wildcats' lead to one with 1:45 left. Rather than tie the game with an extra point, Tim Tyrrell sent his offense back on the field for a two-point conversion, but the Iggy defense held.
Prior to Cogburn's touchdown, the Wildcats (2-1) had scored 32 unanswered points, thanks in-part to the play of quarterback Griffin Hanna. The senior threw for four TDs, including the eventual game-winner to Connor Cmiel from 32 yards out. In addition, kicker Declan Mangan hit two long field goals, notably a school-record 56-yarder.
For the Knights (2-1), Arizona State commit DeaMonte Trayanum had three total scores. However, the defense collapsed late, especially in the secondary.
Both teams will meet out-of-state opponents next week: Ignatius will travel to DeMartha Catholic in Maryland, while Hoban will host West Toronto Prep out of Ontario, Canada.
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