Game action featuring the Mustangs and Bees.
In this week’s Cleveland Browns High School Game of the Week presented by Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM), the Medina Battling Bees took on the Strongsville Mustangs. Last night’s game was Medina High School’s Cancer Awareness Game in which the Battling Bees helped spread awareness and support to breast cancer survivors through Crucial Catch campaign.
In a matchup where both visiting Strongsville and Medina were averaging over 30 points per game, only the home team’s offense would continue their run on Friday night in the Battling Bees’ 38-0 pounding of their conference rival.
On the Bees first play of the game, they dialed up a gem – a double pass from wide receiver Kyle Maruna to wide receiver Nick Yanky for a 70-yard score.
The route would begin from there. The Bees would go on to score 31 unanswered points. Medina’s second team quarterback Drew Allar would lead the team on the night. Allar would finish with 230 yards through the air and four touchdowns (one rushing).
On the defensive side of the ball, the Bees were stellar as well, especially in shutting down Mustangs’ star running back in senior Garret Clark who set a school record in rushing with over 1,000 yards in the first five games of the season. The shutout represented the first for the Bees on the season.
Next week Medina (5-2) visits Solon (5-2) in a Greater Cleveland Conference game as Strongsville (4-3) will host Elyria (1-6).
About Crucial Catch
The Crucial Catch program focuses on early detection, education, and access to screenings that can detect cancer early, when it’s more treatable. NFL clubs help intercept cancer in their hometowns by supporting Crucial Catch in ways that meet the needs of their communities. Many clubs extend the reach of the NFL’s national program through local grassroots efforts including youth teams and clubs focused on promoting cancer screenings, honoring cancer survivors, and planning special in-stadium or pre-game events in partnership with the Society.
The partnership supports the American Cancer Society’s mission to save lives from cancer by funding grants to help people in underserved communities receive potentially lifesaving screening resources. For additional information visit cancer.org/youthcrucialcatch