September 24, 2016
The Mentor Cardinals invited the Shaker Heights Red Raiders to the JTO for a GCC matchup. The mild evening saw the Cards get on the board quickly when Isaiah Gullick ran a 1 yard score. He followed that up with another score giving the Cards a 14-0 lead after the 1st quarter. Mentor had a busy 2nd quarter scoring three times. Gullick ran a 6 yard score followed by a Tadas Tatarunas to Dan Adams 2 yard TD. Gullick then ran his 4 TD on the night with a 26 yard score giving the Cards a 34-0 lead at half. The running clock made the second half go by quickly with one final Mentor score. Chris Edmund ran a 1 yard score making the final 41-0. Conor McIntosh added 5 extra points tonight. The Cards raise their record to 2-3 heading into the homecoming game. Join us on September 30th as the Solon Comets visit the JTO. GO CARDS!!!
September 17, 2016
The Mentor Cardinals traveled a short distance to Euclid to take on the Panthers for a Thursday night contest and came up short in a 47-37 loss. The first quarter was rather quiet with Mentor scoring first on a 34 yard TD reception by Steve Baird from Tadas Tatarunas. Euclid scored next leaving the Cards with a 7-6 lead after the first quarter. The second quarter was anything but quiet. Euclid scored 3 times in the quarter while Mentor scored twice in 1:58 of game time. The first score came on a Tatarunas to Ryan Hagan 79 yard strike between two defenders. Mentor followed up with another Tatarunas TD to Baird but this time for 6 yards. Both second quarter Mentor TD's also included 2 point conversions. The halftime score was Euclid 26 Mentor 23. The 3rd quarter remained wild with Euclid scoring twice again while the Cards added another Baird TD reception with a 20 yard TD from Tatarunas. The teams traded scores in the final quarter giving the Panthers the 47-37 victory. The Cards come back home next week when Shaker Heights visits the JTO on Friday, September 23 for the 7:00 pm kickoff. See you there! GO CARDS!!!
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