Article Massillon Tigers and St Eds Nearly Scoreless First Half

Massillon, OH - Although Massillon came close in their opening drive to scoring a touchdown, neither team could come away with a touchdown for almost the entire first half. It wasn't until about half way through the 2nd quarter when St Eds threw for a touchdown. However, their extra point field goal attempt was blocked.

Tigers answered with a touchdown of their own after QB Owens kept the ball and ran it in for a touchdown, followed by a successful Tiger field goal kick to bring the score to 7-6.

Much of the 3rd quarter was scoreless as well, until QB Owens ran for another touchdown about half way through the 3rd quarter, and then ran in for an additional 2 points on the extra point attempt. This brought the score for Massillon to 15, and St Eds 6.

Massillon prevented St Eds from following up with a touchdown for the remainder of the 3rd quarter. St Eds attempted to run on 4th & 1 at the start of the 4th quarter but Massillon came up with the stop.

In the 4th quarter, it was fun watching a fired up Dorian Pringle and Cody Fair really bringing the pressure to St Eds QB, which I believe helped them keep the St Eds offense in check.

With a little over 1 minute left in the 4th quarter, St Eds, trailing by 9, had no choice but to go for it on 4th & 32, coming up with the 1st down after a penalty call against Massillon for illegal participation. St Eds went to the passing game but wasn't looking so good. After a few incomplete pass attempts, St Eds was able to finally connect for a touchdown, followed by a successful field goal, bringing the score to 15-13.

With 1 minute and 10 seconds left on the clock, St Eds went for the obvious onside kick but Massillon was prepared for it and deny a chance of a comeback victory for St Eds. St Edward Eagles fly away with their 1st loss of the season with a final score of 15-13.

It would be a no brainer to award Owens as my offense MVP choice. Even though St Eds knew he would be running with the ball and continued to do so all game, they just could not stop him.

For my defensive MVP choice, it was a tough choice with so many deserving stars but I would have to say that Pringle and Fair definitely shined quite a bit especially more so in the 4th quarter where it was really needed.