Under The Lights Game of the Week: St. Edward vs. Mentor

Under The Lights Game of the Week: St. Edward vs. Mentor

MENTOR, OH (WOIO) - To kick off the high school football game of the week, Cleveland 19 will be in Mentor to watch the Cardinals play the Saint Edward Eagles.

The playoff caliber match-up is the first game of the year for both teams as they look to start their seasons off on a good note.

The Mentor Cardinals are coming off a strong 13-2 campaign last year.

Last year's playoff game

Their final game ended in defeat against Pickerington Central in the state championship game, 56-28.

Sophomore quarterback Ian Kupp will take the snaps for the team, looking to lead their high-powered spread offense.

The team is already rallying behind the 6-foot-2-inch QB and coach Steve Trivisonno thinks he'll be the 'next big time guy' come out of Mentor.

Fans are anticipating a big season out of the program, as they were ranked number 1 in the state, in a preseason poll by DSA Academy.

The Eagles led by head coach Tom Lombardo are coming off a 10-2 season; after falling to Mentor in the playoffs, 21-13.

The Eagles have revenge on their minds, and plan on showing the crowd a new and improved defense.

The team graduated a number of seniors, and what the team lacks in experience they make-up for in energy.

Jerome T. Osborne will have a packed house for the 2017 playoff rematch, the game is set for 7:30 p.m.

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