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 9-4-2020     Arlin Field

Week 2 Football

DeSALES vs MANSFIELD

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                Tygers put up a fight, but fall to Columbus DeSales

By Curt Conrad of Richland Source

Click the link to see Curt's article & photo gallery: :https://www.richlandsource.com/sports/football/tygers-put-up-a-fight-but-fall-to-columbus-desales/article_b27a3274-ef37-11ea-b36f-d3534c5e2dea.html

MANSFIELD — For the second week in a row, Quintell Quinn carried the mail for Columbus DeSales.

A 6-foot-1, 220-pound hammer, Quinn rumbled for 175 yards and a pair of second-half touchdowns on just 15 carries as the Stallions overcame a halftime deficit for a 35-12 win over Mansfield Senior on Friday night at Arlin Field.

A senior, Quinn rushed for 92 yards and three touchdowns — including the game-winner in overtime — as DeSales rallied for a 28-22 win in last week’s opener against rival Watterson. The All-Ohioan has rushed for 267 yards and five TDs in two games.

“Quintell is our workhorse. He’s our guy,” DeSales coach Ryan Wiggins said. “But he’s also the guy everyone is going to try to take away so you have to be able to do a little more and I thought we did enough of that.”

The game was scoreless late in the second quarter when DeSales lineup up for a 44 yard field goal attempt on the final play of the first half. The try never got off, however, as Mansfield Senior’s Aveon Grose crashed in from the right side of the formation and blocked the attempt. Junior Myles Bradley scooped up the loose ball and dashed in for a 67 yard touchdown and a 6-0 Mansfield Senior lead at intermission.

“Mansfield is a very dangerous team and as we’re lining up for that field goal I’m thinking even if we don’t make it, don’t get it blocked and that’s exactly what happened,” Wiggins said.

Mansfield Senior’s lead was short-lived, however, as the Stallions scored on quarterback Nicky Pentello’s 14 yard run early in the third. DeSales would score after a Senior High turnover on Quinn’s 58-yard TD run with 8:44 remaining in the third and Quinn’s 15-yarder on the first play of the fourth quarter gave the Stallions a 21-6 advantage.

Senior High answered when first-year quarterback Brock Hill tossed a TD pass to Myles Bradley to make it 21-12 with 11:05 to play in the fourth quarter. That is as close as the Tygers would get, however, as Pentello and running back Nasir Phillips scored on runs of 14 and 3 yards, respectively.

DeSales rushed for 324 yards and five touchdowns on 53 carries, averaging 6.11 yards per attempt. The Tygers, meanwhile, rushed for minus-17 yards and had only 77 yards of total offense.

The Stallions dominated time of possession, holding the ball for more than 30 minutes compared to 17:57 for the Tygers.

“Considering how inexperienced we are, the one thing I did see is we played with a lot of heart and a lot of effort,” Senior High coach Chioke Bradley said. “We had a lot of execution issues and those are fixable.

“That all happens with not having scrimmages and not having 7-on-7 competitions.”

Myles Bradley had a night to remember, scoring both touchdowns for the Tygers and interception a pass. Hill completed 7 of 24 passes for 86 yards and a touchdown, but was picked off twice.

“He’s still on the learning curve,” Bradley said. “Everything is faster for him.”

Mansfield Senior is 0-2 after opening with a 56-21 loss at West Holmes.

“I think we made a giant step in the right direction this week compared to last week,” Chioke Bradley said. “I like our progression.”

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