JJ's Ohio High Photo Gallery: Mooney Cardinals 45 - Steubenville Big Red7
By GaryHousteau Posted Dec 2, 2009
Mooney's Braylon Heard rushed for 298 yards and three TDs against Steubenville. (Photo by Gary Housteau)
Braylon Heard rushed for 298 yards on 22 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead Cardinal Mooney to a 45-7 victory over Steubenville in a DIII State Semifinal matchup at Fawcett Stadium. The Mooney win advances them to the state final game and gives them a chance to finish 15-0...something never done at the tradition-rich history of their school.
Photo Gallery: Mooney Cardinals 45 - Steubenville Big Red 7
Mooney Captains: Zach Larson - OL - Sr., Braylon Heard - RB/DB - Sr., Mark Pelini - OL - Sr. and Ray Vinopal - RB/DB - Sr.
Steubenville Captains: Jordan Banks - DE/OG - Sr., John Elder - DE/OG - Sr., Dwight Macon - QB/DB - Sr. and Jamey DeVaul - DE/C - Sr.
A.J. Fox - K/P - Jr.
Jo Jo Pierro - RB/LB - Soph.
Alex Zordich - QB - Sr.
Alex Zordich about to sneak in from four yards out on this play...
...for a touchdown and the first points of the game.
And the extra point by A.J. Fox gave Mooney an early first-quarter 7-0 lead.
Jordan Meyer (12) - WR/S - Jr.
Joe Stoops - LB - Sr.
Trey Wiggins - WR - Sr.
Anthony Pierro - WR/S - Jr.
Jesse Birden - RB/LB - Jr. - Scores from three yards out on this play
...and the extra point by Anthony Pierro ties the game at 7-7 with 10:43 left in the second quarter.
Eric Franklin - OL - Sr.
And there goes Braylon Heard...
...and 43 yards later, Braylon Heard scores to give Mooney a 14-7 second quarter lead.