Preview box: Cardinal Mooney at Bradenton Prep

September 11, 2008 

What: Cardinal Mooney (1-0) at Bradenton Prep

When, where: 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Palma Sola Park.

Broadcast:AM 1280-WTMY, 7:15 p.m.

The scoop: Mooney has some weapons — Bradenton resident Steve Ierulli rushed for 208 yards during last week's win over LaBelle, and quarterback Robby Lyons threw for 175 yards and three touchdowns in connecting with four different receivers, including Bo Ceravolo (four catches, 97 yards, 2 TDs). Mooney rang up nearly 400 yards while limiting the Cowboys to 160. The Pats were just as effective — quarterback Zach Hammond chucked the ball around for 175 yards and three scores, and Jared Williams rushed for 161 yards and scored three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving). There will be a ceremony before the game honoring Bradenton Prep's Denzel McClendon, a lineman who passed away in a dirt bike accident in May.

The pick: Cardinal Mooney 28, Bradenton Prep 24.

— John Lembo, Herald Staff Writer

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