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NDCL knocks off Chagrin Falls in HS GOTW

Posted Sep 7, 2013

The NDCL Lions knocked off the Chagrin Falls Tigers in Friday's Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week, presented by PNC Bank.

Week 2 of the Cleveland Browns’ High School Game of the Week, presented PNC Bank Postgame Notes

Final Score: Notre Dame-Cathedral Latin 16 - Chagrin Falls 6

Halftime Score: NDCL 13 - Chagrin Falls 6

Following the game, both teams are now 1-1.

Coach of the Week: Ben Malbasa

MVP of Game: Devin Carney, Linebacker

Big Plays of the Night:

1. NDCL-Devin Carney 42-yard fumble return for a touchdown

2. NDCL-Dominic DiFranco 33-yard run

3. CF-Tyler Zaluski scored a TD off of a blocked punt

4. CF-Matt Iammarino 24-yard run

Key Stats (by player):

Home Team Stats (Chagrin Falls)

1.  Iammarino – three rushing attempts for 32 yards, 10 receptions for 112 yards

2. Quarterback Ed Shelley – 10 rushing attempts for 23 yards, 8 of 15 passing for 83 yards

Away Team Stats (NDCL)

1. Carney – 42-yard fumble return for a TD, blocked PAT, two fumble recoveries, two sacks.

2. DiFranco – 26 rushing attempts for 125 yards

3. Quarterback Thomas McKiernan – 19 rushing attempts for 36 yards, 9 of 15 passing for 65 yards

Quote from Ben Malbasa:

“All week long, our stress was to be a team that finishes… and we just said, ‘Tonight, are we going to be content to compete or focused to finish?’ And we showed that all the way through tonight’s game.”