It was another round of one of the greatest rivalries in the Valley, with Cardinal Mooney and Ursuline battling it out once again at Stambaugh Stadium. The Cardinals led 19-0 at the half and ultimately won 47-14 over the rival Irish.
Nico Marchionda pulled in a touchdown reception from John Murphy with 5:08 remaining in the first half to give Mooney the first lead of the game, 7-0.
Jason Santisi ran it in from eight yards out with just under two minutes to play in the first half to extend the lead to 13-0. The PAT attempt was no good.
Mooney’s Luke Fulton recovered a blocked punt with :33 remaining in the first half to extend the lead again to 19-0. The punt was a line drive that did not clear the Mooney defense and Fulton was able to pick up the ball at the goal line and walk in for the score. Mooney went for two but could not convert.
Ursuline got on the board with 4:59 left in the third quarter when Daivon Jones ran it in from three yards out capping a six play, 56 yard drive. It was his seventh rushing touchdown of the season. The TD was set up by a long pass from Brady Shannon to James Phillips.
Joseph Murphy extended the Cardinals lead again with an eight yard run with 3:24 remaining in the third.
The Irish shocked the Cardinals with a trick play to open up the ensuing possession with Jones scoring a 75 yard touchdown.
Santisi continued the scoring streak with 1:55 left in the third with a touchdown of his own, a five yard run to give the Cardinals a 33-14 lead.
It was Murphy again scoring for Mooney at the nine minute mark, this time an eight yard run capping a five play, 47 yard drive to give the Cardinals a 40-14 lead.
Santisi’s third touchdown of the game came from three yards out and followed the Cardinals second blocked punt of the night, giving the Cardinals a 47-14 lead.
Mooney – 465
Ursuline – 249
Mooney – Santisi – 25 rushes – 214 yards – 3 TD’s
Ursuline – Jones – 26 rushes – 91 yards – 1 TD (also one receiving TD)
Mooney – Murphy – 7/10 – 103 yards – 1TD – 1 INT (92 rushing yards & 2 TD’s)
Ursuline – Shannon – 3/11 – 61 yards