Jul 30, 2014

Mentor Cardinals Continue Bum Rush With Rout Of Medina

The Cardinals shellacked the Medina Bees, 63-21 in a game that was never close

Mentor Cardinals Continue Bum Rush With Rout Of Medina

Since suffering their only loss of the season to St. Ignatius, the Mentor Cardinals (7-1) have outscored their opponents 45-14, 55-0, 49-21 and 56-28.

Soon people will run out of synonyms for "rout."

The Medina Bees (2-6) were the Cardinals' latest victim. Mentor trounced them, 63 to 21, in a blowout that was not even as close as the score might imply.

Mentor's prolific offense scored early and often, tacking on 28 points before the end of the first quarter.

A 19-yard touchdown run by Mentor quarterback and North Carolina recruit Mitch Trubisky cracked the seal just 90 seconds into the game.

Conner Krizancic stretched the Cardinals' lead with touchdown runs of one and 54 yards -- still in the first quarter.

Then, running back Nick Delisa added a 6-yard touchdown run to make it 28-0 with 18 seconds left in the opening quarter.

The Bees never recovered after the opening onslaught. Another 4-yard touchdown pass to Krizancic made it 35-0 before Medina found the end zone.

The Bees did score a touchdown with a 6:36 remaining in the half, but even that was a respite in the Cardinal's first-half bum rush. On the first play after Medina scored, Trubisky connected with Delisa for a 69-yard touchdown pass.

An 11-yard touchdown run from Mentor's Matt Schaffer made it 49-7 at the half.

Trubisky didn't play in the second half. He ended the game with 12 completions on 17 attempts, 216 passing yards, 60 running yards on five attempts, two touchdowns and no interceptions.

Both the Cardinals and Bees scored two touchdowns each in the second half. Mentor's scores came courtesy of a 2-yard run from Eddie Daugherty and a 5-yard run from Casey Kraft.

However, by then, the game was effectively over.

The Cardinals face Strongsville at home next week for their homecoming game.

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