Game of the Week: Mooney at Harding, 10/14

Harding has allowed just 68 points to be scored through 7 games.

High School Football Game of the Week Cardinal Mooney vs. Warren Harding

2016 High School Football Game of the Week
Friday, October 14, 2016 on Fox Tape Delay at 11 pm (Replay on Saturday at 9 am on MyYTV)
Week 8: Cardinal Mooney (4-2) at Harding (7-0)

Last Five Meetings
October 15, 2015 – Mooney, 27-19
September 8, 2012 – Harding, 28-20
September 18, 2009 – Mooney, 31-6
September 12, 2008 – Mooney, 17-0
September 15, 2007 – Mooney, 49-0

Series Note: The Cardinals have taken six of their last seven meetings with Warren Harding. Mooney ran off five consecutive victories in the series between 2005-2009. Before that stretch, Harding had a five-game win streak from 2000 to 2004.

Last Meeting: Quarterback Jack Lynch led the Cardinals with 142 yards rushing as Mooney topped Harding, 27-19, in last year’s meeting. Mooney’s offense possessed the ball for over 27 minutes (27:34). Harding’s Lynn Bowden finished with 96 yards passing (2 TDs) and 113 yards rushing (TD).

Game Notes: Five turnovers ended Mooney’s three-game win streak as they fell to Canisius (NY) – 31-14 – last weekend. The Cardinals registered over 275 rushing yards in Saturday’s loss, led by Jaylen Hewlett’s 152.

Mooney has won four of the last five road games.

Harding has won their last 9 consecutive regular season games. Their last loss during the regular season came against Mooney – 27-19 – on October 15, 2015.

The Raiders are a perfect 3-0 at home this year as they’ve combined to outscore their visiting opponents by 109-25.

Senior quarterback Lynn Bowden has accumulated over 100-yards rushing in 14 of his 19 games as a Raider. Bowden has also compiled a completion percentage of 60% or better in five of his last six games. Marlin Richardson has caught at least one pass in each game this season.

2016 Rankings
Points Scored: Harding, 39.9; Mooney, 33.5
Points Allowed: Harding, 9.7; Mooney, 15.5

Cardinal Mooney: P.J. Fecko, 17th season (140-62)
Harding: Steve Arnold, 5th season (30-19)

Upcoming Schedule
Cardinal Mooney
Oct. 21 – at Ursuline (3-4)
Oct. 28 – at Fitch (4-3)

Oct. 21 – East (1-6)
Oct. 28 – Howland (5-2)

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