JJ’s Ohio High Photo Gallery: Mooney Cardinals 24, Poland Bulldogs 7


Braylon Heard ran all over Poland Seminary in the Regional Finals

Ohio Mr. Football candidate Braylon Heard scored three rushing touchdowns and intercepted a late pass to help secure Mooney’s 24-7, DIII – Region 9 victory over neighboring Poland to win the Regional Championship last Friday.  The win advances the Cardinals, 13-0, to the state semi-finals where they will take on their nemesis, Steubenville Big Red, for a chance to advance to the stat title game.

Photo Gallery: Mooney Cardinals 24 Vs. Poland Bulldogs 7

Mooney Captains: Donald D’Alesio – DB/WR – Sr., Zach Larson – OL/DL – Sr., Mark Brandenstein – LB/FB – Sr. and Braylon Heard – RB/DB – Sr.

Poland Captains: E.J. Kosec – SS/FB – Sr., Mike Day – LB/FB – Sr., David McLaughin – OT/DE – Sr., Brett Modic – DE/TE and Luke Wollet – RB/FS – Sr.

Braylon Heard

Mark Brandenstein

Zach Larson

Donald D’Alesio

E.J. Kosec

Mike Day

Luke Wollet

Brett Modic

David McLaughin

Ray Vinopal – RB/S – Sr.

Sam Congemi – OL – Sr.

Ron Stoops – Mooney Defensive Coordinator

Mark Pelini – OL/DL – Sr.

Tim Delesandro (11) – LB – Sr.

Eric Starr (76)- OL – Sr.

Braylon Heard takes off on this 21-yard touchdown run…

…and the point after by A.J. Fox – K – Sr., made it 7-0 with 8:24 left in the first quarter.

Nick Heitzel – RB/LB – Sr.

Colin Reardon – QB – Soph.

John Price – WR/S – Sr.

Darius Patton – WR/DB – Jr.

Colin Reardon was 12 of 22 for 110 yards and one touchdown.

Andy Bartos – TE/DE – Sr.

Darius Patton on the receiving end of this 22-yard pass from Colin Reardon with 11:06 left in the second quarter…

…and the point-after by Kyle Filicky tied it at 7-7.

Mike Rossi – DL/OL – Jr.

Alex Zordich – QB – Sr.

Eric Franklin – OL – Sr.

Braylon Heard, a top candidate for the state’s Mr. Football award, had 20 carries for 187 yards and three touchdowns for the game.

Nick Gemma (36) – TE – Jr.

Braylon Heard cuts back and then spins off a would-be tackler on this play good for a 18-yard touchdown run with 5:33 in the third quarter to give the Cardinals a 14-7 lead.

And Braylon Heard is off again on their next series for a 59-yard touchdown scamper with 4:24 left in the third quarter to give Poland a 21-7 lead.

John Price knocks away a potential interception by Donald D’Alesio on this play.

Braylon Heard is at again…this time he picks off a Colin Reardon that helps to set up…

…this 28-yard field goal by A.J. Fox that put Mooney up 24-7 with 8:02 left in the game.

A.J. Fox’s field goal from 28 yards made it 24-7 Mooney.

Jim Dobran – WR – Sr.

Poland head coach Mark Brungard

For picture requests of any of these photos and possibly others, you can contact Gary at gary@garyhousteau.com

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