The Brush Arcs Varsity Football team provided a major scare to the No. 5- ranked Mentor Cardinals, as they jumped out to a 28-7 lead in the first half. A full crowd was entertained to a highly spirited game, as Arcs quarterback Stephen Shorts engineered several successful touchdown drives. Shorts finished the game with two rushing and two passing touchdowns.
It was an exciting night from the beginning. Starting with a tailgate party, the crowd also witnessed the new LED scoreboard that was purchased through advertising dollars with a new "Feel the Power" introduction, district news segments, SEL Trivia segments, in addition to a t-shirt toss with a new t-shirt launcher and the opening of Power Plaza.
After falling behind to Brush, 28-7, Mentor responded with 35 consecutive points in the second quarter before the Arcs scored another touchdown at the end of the first half to make the score 42-35 at halftime.
Mentor was led by quarterback Conner Krizancic, accounted for 411 yards of total offense and six touchdowns, including four through the air and two on the ground. Running back Eddie Daugherty also had two rushing touchdowns for the Cardinals.
Running back Eddie Daugherty carried for 67 yards and two touchdowns. Daugherty also caught 10 passes for a team-high 119 yards and two touchdowns.
In the second half, the Cardinals scored the first 21 points to make the score 62-35 before the Arcs added one more touchdown to make the final score, 62-43.
The Arcs will begin their quest for a three peat of a conference championship next week, as they open conference play at Garfield Heights against the Bulldogs before returning home on October 11th to face Valley Forge. The first 500 fans at the Valley Forge game will receive “Feel the Power” seat cushions.