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Football: November 11, 2017

The Mentor Cardinals continued their playoff quest with a joyful victory over the St. Edward's Eagles 21-13. The win moves them to the Regional Final game next week against the St. Ignatius Wildcats. The Cardinals (11-1) didn't score much in this game as it was the defense who came up big contributing the win. Down 10-0 after the first quarter, the Card came back to score two TD's in the second quarter. Elijah McDougal ran an 8 yard score followed by a Tadas Tatarunas pass to Logan Shea for a 13 yard TD. The 3rd quarter saw no scoring from either team leading to a final score by the Cards on a Chris Edmond score of 2 yards. The Mentor defense held the Eagles to only 13 points in the game. But the telltale stat was the Cardinal defense holding St. Ed's to 2-13 on 3rd down attempts. In a game where Mentor was held to only half the normal points they score on offense, the defense deserves the shout out for their outstanding effort!!! Join us next week for a rematch against the St. Ignatius Wildcats (12-0) on Friday, November 17th at a site to be determined. The Wildcats beat the Cards for their only loss this season 41-31 on September 1st. GO CARDS!


Football: November 4, 2017

The Mentor Cardinals hosted a first round playoff game at the JTO and recorded a solid 49-17 victory over the Stow Bulldogs. Mentor started the scoring with a Tada Tatarunas to Logan Shea 20 yard score. After Stow scored the next 10 points, the Cards turned on the jets to outscore the Bulldogs 42-7 the rest of the way. Those scores were a Tatarunas 1 yard TD, 3 more TD tosses to Shea, a Chris Edmond 11 yard score and an Elijah McDougal 17 yard TD run. Conor McIntosh was perfect on the night with 7 extra points. The defense held Stow scoreless in the second half! The Cards will play the St. Edward's Eagles next Friday at a site to be determined. Stay tuned for more information. Go Cards!


Football: October 28, 2017

The Mentor Football Cardinals traveled out west to visit the Elyria Pioneers and came away with a solid 55-6 victory in their final regular season game. The chilly air and rain didn't stop the Cardinal Express. Mentor (9-1) has now averaged 47 points per game for the season! The scoring came from both the offense and defense this evening starting with an Elijah McDougal 26 yard TD run. Conor McIntosh followed with two field goals of 30 and 35 yards. James Pedley ran a 59 yard fumble return for a Cardinal defensive TD. Chris Edmond added to the scoring with his own 12 yard TD run. Steve Baird collected a Tadas Tatarunas 28 yard TD strike followed by another Mentor fumble recovery for a score. This time it was Mike Brey who ran a 50 yard return for that defensive score. Luke Floria and Ian Kipp both ran for scores of 20 and 5 yards respectively. McIntosh added 5 extra points while Sophie Kaplan and Maegan Baranski each kicked an XP of their own. Onto the playoffs!!! Stay tuned for the opponent next Friday as the Cards kick off their 2017 playoff run at home at the JTO! Make sure you get your tickets early! GO CARDS!


Football: October 21, 2017

The Mentor Cardinals hosted the Euclid Panthers at the JTO and came away with a thrilling 61-59 victory on a last second, 35 yard field goal by Conor McIntosh. The victory moves the Cards up to an 8-1 record which clinched a home playoff game per www.joeeitel.com. Rather than share the 8 Cardinal TD details, take a look at all the numbers from the game. The Cards amassed 743 total yards to Euclid's 701 ! ... Mentor had 33 first downs on the evening to Euclid's 24 ! ... The Cardinals averaged 10.8 yards per play to Euclid's 10.5 ! ... In 215 games since we started using the laptop in 2000, this was the most total points in any Mentor game! ... Tadas Tatarunas threw for 423 yards ! ... Elijah McDougal ran for 148 yards along with Chris Edmond 's 136 yards ! Join us next week as the Cards play their final regular season game of the year when they travel to Elyria for the Friday, October 27th 7:00 pm kickoff. GO CARDS!


Football: October 14, 2017

The Mentor Cardinal Football team came from an 11 point deficit to shock the Solon Comets 38-34. The Cards scored with 43 seconds left in regulation to pull out the victory! Mentor started the scoring with a Chris Edmond 5 yard TD. Conor McIntosh then kicked a 27 yard field goal giving the Cards a 10-7 lead after the first quarter. Next, Tadas Tatarunas hit Luke Floria for a 44 yard score followed by another McIntosh FG of 24 yards. The Cards held a 20-14 lead heading into the halftime locker room. Mentor gave up 20 points to Solon in the 3rd quarter but scored 11 point themselves to keep them within striking range. McIntosh hit his 3rd FG on the night with a 34 yarder. And then with 2:13 left in the third quarter, Solon scored to put them up 34-23. Mentor then turned on the jets by scoring 2 TD's in the final quarter with the game winner coming on a Tatarunas to Logan Shea 10 yard TD. Whew ... that was exciting! Come join us next week when the Euclid Panthers (7-1) visit the JTO on Friday, October 20th at 7 pm to take on your


Football: October 8, 2017

The Mentor Cardinals took the short road trip to Shaker Heights to take on the Red Raiders and the Cards came away with a 45-27 victory. The sunny Saturday afternoon game started with a Mentor field goal of 30 yards by Conor McIntosh. After Shaker took the lead 14-3, the Cards came right back to score twice. Tadas Tatarunas hit Logan Shea with a 59 yard TD and then hit Derek Kleinhenz for a 27 yard score. Both teams then traded scores before halftime with the Cards leading 24-20 going into halftime. Mentor took control of the game in the second half starting with a Tatarunas to Luke Floria for a 65 yard strike. Chris Edmond scored on 5 & 10 yard runs to end the Mentor scoring with the 45-27 win. The Cards (6-1) stay on the road with a game against the Solon Comets on Friday, October 13th at 7:00 pm. Come join us to watch the Cardinal run toward the playoffs! GO CARDS!!!


Football: September 30, 2017

The Mentor Cardinals hosted the Medina Bees on a beautiful fall, homecoming evening at the JTO. The Cards scored the first 5 TDs and never looked back. The scoring started with a Chris Edmond 1 yard TD run. This was followed by a Tadas Tatarunas to Jake Floriea 15 yard TD strike. The third score came on a Tatarunas TD pass to Derek Kleinhenz for 5 yards. Chris Edmond followed this up with two more TDs of 1 and 4 yards giving the Cards a 35-0 halftime lead. The second half continued the scoring onslaught as Edmond scored again on a 7 yard TD followed by an Elijah McDougal 63 yard TD. Conor McIntosh was good on all 7 TDs. The offense rolled up a total of 580 yards compared to 157 for Medina. Join us next week for a rare Saturday game as the Cards (5-1) visit Shaker Heights for a 1:00 pm kickoff. GO CARDS!!!


Football: September 26, 2017

The Mentor Football Cardinals scored early and often in a lopsided 62-0 victory over the Brunswick Blue Devils. It was all Mentor all night! Tadas Tatarunas started the scoring with a 1 yard TD run. Chris Edmond followed with his own 1 yard TD. Logan Shea then ran a 25 yard score along with a Elijah McDougal 42 yard TD. Tatarunas then hit Derek Kleinhenz for a 49 yard TD strike. Notice the pattern? Each scoring TD was from a longer distance as the game progressed. McDougal then scored again on a 6 yard TD rush. Luke Floria added a 1 yard TD score which ended the first half scoring machine at 49-0. Ian Kipp and Varney Spansel added the final two TD's while Conor McIntosh added 7 extra points and Sophie Kaplan added another extra point. The Cards (4-1) are at home again this Friday, September 30th to play Medina. See you there! GO CARDS!!!


Football: September 16, 2017

The Mentor Football Cardinals took a road trip and came away with a victory over the Strongsville Mustangs 42-27. The Cards (3-1) gave up the opening TD and then scored the next 4 TD's! The 4 scores came 4 touchdown runs of 2, 6, 1 and 2 yards by Chris Edmond. Later on, Tadas Tatarunas hit Logan Shea for a 13 yard TD. Tatarunas ended the Mentor scoring with his own score 5 yard score. Conor McIntosh was perfect on the night with 6 extra points. The Cards come home next week and take on the Brunswick Blue Devils on Friday, September 22, 2017 at 7:00 pm. GO CARDS!!!


Football: September 8, 2017

Mentor brought back the Glenville Tarblooders for a JTO visit after nearly a 10 year hiatus. Hard to believe it has been that long as it seems like yesterday we had those many games every year vs. Glenville. The Cards won big 38-15 improving their record to 2-1. Mentor was tied after 1 at 7-7 on a Chris Edmond 1 yard score. The Cards darted to the lead by half up 17-7 with a Tadas Tatarunas to Matt Hartmann 9 yard TD and a Conor McIntosh 39 yard field goal. Mentor kept the scoring in motion with 2 TD's in the 3rd quarter by Derek Kleinhenz (2 yard reception) and Hartmann (7 yard TD) giving the Cards a comfortable 31-7 lead. The teams traded scores in the final quarter leading to the 38-15 final. Mentor travels to Strongsville next on Friday, September 15th. Take the short road trip with us to see the Cards play the Mustangs. Kickoff is at 7:00 pm. GO CARDS!