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St. Ignatius beats Mentor again: Live updates recap

No. 12 Wildcats spring the upset with a 10-7 win over the No. 5 Cardinals in Ohio high school football playoffs' first round

High school football playoff season is here again in Ohio, and we already have an upset.

No. 12 seed St. Ignatius (3-8) beat No. 5 Mentor (7-4) in the first round Friday, the Wildcats' second win over the Cardinals this season.

Check out SBLive's live-updates summary of the game below:

FINAL: St. Ignatius 10, Mentor 7


FIELD GOAL NO GOOD! St. Ignatius will win this one 10-7 barring a very strange final three seconds.

Fourth and 8 for Mentor with 22 seconds left on the St. Ignatius 24.

It's a bad punt and Mentor starts on its own 40, 2:29 to go.

St. Ignatius gets one first down, but Mentor stops the Wildcats at their own 35 and will get the ball back with 2:35 remaining to get the tying or winning score.

TOUCHDOWN MENTOR! A quick 46-yard touchdown catch-and-run for Austin VanHuss is just what the Cardinals need. St. Ignatius leads 10-7 with 4:53 left in the game.

Big stop by the Cardinals on third and 8. They'll have the ball on their own 38 with 5:10 left in the game needing two scores.

INTERCEPTION MENTOR! Caden Markowski picks it off at the Cardinals 25. Mentor has a quick three-and-out, however, and punts it back to St. Ignatius with 9:42 to play.

St. Ignatius will start the fourth with a third and 4 on its own 48.


On to the fourth quarter! 

TOUCHDOWN ST. IGNATIUS! Cody Haddad makes a 17-yard TD catch to extend the Wildcats' lead to 10-0. Grant Washington with a 57-yard run on the drive to set it up. 2:24 left in the quarter.

FIELD GOAL BLOCKED! St. Ignatius with a huge play on a short attempt to keep a 3-0 lead. Wildcats ball on their own 20 with 5:59 left in the quarter.

INTERCEPTION MENTOR! Kellen Graham gets an acrobatic pick. Mentor ball on its own 40 after a Cardinals penalty.

Second half is underway! St. Ignatius gets the ball first and will start at its own 26. The Wildcats' Max Ritt left the field with an injury on the opening kickoff.


Although the Cardinals are trailing at halftime, Mentor's Spencer Barninger made the play of the half with this crushing hit:

FIELD GOAL ST. IGNATIUS! Tommy Kilbane's 34-yard field goal puts some points on the board heading into halftime. It's 3-0 Wildcats and the upset alert is on!

TURNOVER ON DOWNS! St. Ignatius gets another fourth-down stop in its own territory and we're still 0-0 with 2:11 left in the half.

Mentor punter averts disaster, getting the kick off despite the snap going over his head. St. Ignatius ball at its own 19 with just under six minutes left.

Teams trade punts to start the quarter. St. Ignatius ball on its own 48 with 8:05 left in the half.


We're tied 0-0 to end the quarter.

FIELD GOAL BLOCKED! Mentor blocks the 44-yard attempt, and the Cardinals will start on their own 4-yard line with 12 seconds left in the quarter.

TURNOVER ON DOWNS! St. Ignatius takes over on its own 30 after a fourth-down sack by Jonathan Merimee.

Technical difficulties with the clock after one play.

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What: The Mentor Cardinals (7-3) face off with the St. Ignatius Wildcats (2-8) in the first round of the Division I Ohio high school football playoffs

When: 4 p.m. PT, 7 p.m. ET on Friday, October 27

Where: Jerome T. Osborne Sr. Stadium | Mentor, Ohio

How to watch live stream online: You can watch this game live on the NFHS Network.

(Feature photo by Mike Cook)

-- Mike Swanson | | @sblivesports