It was the Mike Mangiarelli show in Howland last Friday night as the talented senior running back rushed for 200 yards on 17 carries and three touchdowns to lead the Tigers to a first-round playoff victory over the Highland Hornets, 28-21.
Howland Captains: Matt Chambers – LB/RB – Sr., Trevor Russell – LB/RB – Sr., Evan Parker – OL/DL – Sr., Matt Preston – QB/LB – Sr. and Mike Mangiarelli – RB/DB – Sr.
Highland Captains: Jerrod Serafin – FB/LB – Sr., Tyler Phillips – TE/LB – Sr., Aaron Maslowski – DB/RB – Sr. and Anthony Petrilla – QB/DB – Sr.
Aaron Maslowski lead his Hornet team in rushing with 79 yards on 24 carries and scored three touchdowns.
A low snap forced Aaron Maslowski to a knee right before he punted the ball and the ball was blown down on the 33-yard of Howland. Tigers ball.
After starting to his left, Mike Mangiarelli cut back to the right and scored on this 33-yard TD run on Howland’s first offensive play of the game to put the Tigers up early, 7-0, with 9:31 in the first quarter.
Deveon Smith – RB/LB – Freshman – 21 rushes for 102 yards
Matt Preston completed 1 of 3 pass attempts in the game for 36 yards and one touchdown.
Matt Chambers is on the receiving end of this 36 yard touchdown that put Howland up 14-0 with 6:56 remaining in the second quarter.
Anthony Stanko – OL/DL – Soph.
Mike Mangiarelli scores from 25 yards out on this play to put Howland up 20-0 with 2:36 left in the second quarter.
Jerry Scholle – QB/DB – Sophomore – With broken right hand Scholle played wide receiver.
Aaron Maslowski scored on a 3-yard run with 38 seconds remaining in the first half to make the score 20-7.
Aaron Maslowski scores on a one-yard run to make it 20-14 Howland with 5:17 left in the third quarter.
Mike Mangiarelli led all rushers with 200 yards on 17 carries and scored three touchdowns.
Mike Mangiarelli scores his third touchdown for the game on this 25-yard run with 9:18 left in the fourth quarter to give Howland a 28-14 lead after a successful two-point attempt.
The two-point conversion made it 28-14.
Anthony Petrilla completed 5 of 10 passes for 36 yards.
Aaron Maslowski scores on this 3-yard run with 1:16 left in the game to make it 28-21.
Highland head coach Tom Lombardo
Both teams gathered at the center of the field after the game to say a prayer for injured Hornet player Kory Wiita who was still hospitalized with no feeling below his chest after sustaining an injury in week 10 against Cloverleaf.
Howland head coach Dick Angle with Lombardo.
Howland advances to play Ashland on Friday evening at Canton Central Catholic High School at 7:30 pm.
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