Saturday, November 18, 2017
Irish Stage Comeback vs. Canfield to Win Region 9 Championship; Will Rematch with Tri-Valley in State Semi-Finals
STVM and Canfield played for the second time in school history on Friday in the Region 9 Championship game. Canfield got off to a much faster start than the Irish with an opportunistic scoring drive on a short field off of a poorly executed snap on a 4th down punt by the Irish. The Cardinals also connected on a field goal in the first half and shut out the Irish offense. STVM came alive in the second half when Russell Cooper returned the opening second half kickoff for a touchdown. The Irish defense stepped up and shut out the Cardinals in every way in the second half. A 4th quarter touchdown pass from Luke Lindsay to Jalen Ross put the Irish up 13-10 and the defense came up with two big stops to end any chance for a Cardinal comeback.
STVM will face a familiar Tri-Valley Scotties team, a team in which they faced in the opening week of the season. The Irish traveled to Tri-Valley and won in a tough battle 21-13. The game will be at Perry High School in Massillon. Kickoff is at 7:30.
Saturday, November 11, 2017
STVM Takes Down Tallmadge 28-7 in Semifinals; Move on to Regional Championship Game vs. Canfield
At Joe Pappano Field on a cold November evening, The Fighting Irish of St. Vincent-St. Mary faced off against the Tallmadge Blue Devils for the first time in school history. Tallmadge marched down the field on their first drive of the game, capping off a clock eating drive with a touchdown and extra point to go up 7-0. The next drive, the Irish quickly answered to tie the game up at seven. STVM led the game 14-7 at halftime. After the half, the defense stepped up and stuffed the Blue Devils while the offense remained opportunistic, scoring two more in the second half. The final was 28-7.
The #6 Fighting Irish will travel to Reilly Stadium in Salem, Ohio to face the #1 Canfield Cardinals in the Division III, Region 9 Championship game. Canfield is coming off of a 22-7 win over Notre Dame Cathedral Latin in week 12. This will be the second time in school history that these two teams have played each other.
Sunday, November 5, 2017
Irish Take Out Bulldogs in Playoff Opener; Move on to Play Tallmadge in Region 9 Semifinals
STVM traveled to Peninsula on Friday, November 3 for the Region 9 Quarterfinal game vs. the Woodridge Bulldogs. Woodridge took a 3-0 lead after their first drive. It took the Irish a few drives to heat up, but a connection from Luke Lindsay to Scott Walter put the Irish up 7-3. After that, they never looked back, defeating Woodridge 27-17.
STVM moves on to the Region 9 Semifinals where they face off against the Tallmadge Blue Devils at Revere's Joe Pappano on Friday, November 10 at 7:30 PM. This will be the first ever matchup between these two teams in school history. Tallmadge comes into the game with the same record as the Irish, 8-3. The Blue Devils defeated #2 seeded Buckeye by a score of 27-14.
Monday, October 30, 2017
Irish Finish Season 7-3; Earn Ninth Straight Playoff Berth; Will Face Woodridge in Region 9 Quarterfinals
The Irish concluded their season strong with two wins over tough teams: Massillon and Ursuline. STVM came back from a 0-10 deficit against the Tigers in Paul Brown Tiger Stadium to defeat Massillon 13-10. In week ten, the Akron Irish jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead after two big interceptions by the defense. Ursuline closed the gap after a second quarter touchdown, but STVM came out strong in the second half to defeat Ursuline 35-9.
In week eleven, the Irish will face the Woodridge Bulldogs in the Region 9 quarterfinals. This will be the third time in school history that these two teams match up, with this being the first time they face each other in the playoffs. Woodridge is the higher seed, so the game will be played at Woodridge High School. Kickoff is at 7:30.
Tuesday, October 10, 2017
Magics Defeat Irish at Rudy Sharkey Stadium; Irish Look to Rebound vs. Lancers
The Irish went into Rudy Sharkey Stadium looking to improve on their 5-1 record, but were met by an opportunistic Barberton team. The Magics jumped out to a quick 14-0 lead after a score on their first possession and then off of a trick play immediately after an Irish turnover. The Irish closed the gap to 14-7, but Barberton quickly answered. A 21-14 deficit kept the Irish in the game, Barberton proved to be too much on Friday night.
The Irish will look to bounce back in week eight vs. the La Salle Lancers. This is the first meeting between these two schools. La Salle is coming off of a 42-7 loss to St. Xavier in week seven. Like the Irish, La Salle holds a 5-2 record.
Saturday, September 30, 2017
Irish Defeat Vikings; Will Travel to Barberton in Week Seven Matchup
On homecoming night at Green Street Stadium / John Cistone Field, the Fighting Irish hosted the North Vikings, who came into the game winless on the season. STVM jumped out to a quick lead and never looked back. The series is now in favor of STVM 10-2 in the all time series between the Irish and Vikings. Best of luck to them the rest of the season!
In week seven, STVM will travel to Barberton to face off against the Magics, who are currently undefeated. Barberton is coming off of a dominating 34-7 win over Aurora. The last meeting between STVM and Barberton was in 2013. The Irish won 41-0. There is a fairly long history between these two teams. This will be their 58th meeting - STVM leads the series 28-21.
Sunday, September 17, 2017
Irish Defeat Mooney in Home Opener to Move to 4-0; Prepares for Holy War
On a perfect Friday evening, the Irish hosted Youngstown Cardinal Mooney in their home opener at Green Street Stadium/John Cistone Field. STVM jumped out to a quick 21-0 lead in the first half, but a blocked field goal that was returned for a touchdown as time expired allowed the Cardinals to stay in the game. Mooney closed the gap with a score in the 3rd, but the Irish answered in the 4th to pull ahead 27-14. A late Mooney touchdown brought the final score to 27-21. Best of luck to the Cardinals the rest of the way!
We all know what the Irish are preparing for now...THE AKRON HOLY WAR. Hoban comes in at 3-1 with their lone loss to St. Ignatius in week one of the season. The Knights are coming off a dominating 41-0 win against West Toronto Prep from Canada. The series between the Irish and Knights is currently tied 21-21 with the Knights winning the last four meetings (two were OHSAA playoff games and non-Shillelagh games). Prior to that, STVM won eight straight against Hoban. For more rivalry history, visit the Hoban rivalry page.
Sunday, September 10, 2017
STVM Holds Off Tough Buchtel Team; Move on to Home Opener vs. Mooney
The Irish went into face a tough Buchtel team on Saturday in what is believed to be the first time these two teams played at Buchtel in the history of the series. In a great football atmosphere on a cool September afternoon, the Griffins threw the first punch when they scored a few plays after recovering an Irish fumble. STVM responded with a drive of their own, but missed the extra point. A Griffin interception for a touchdown put Buchtel up 14-6 going into halftime. Mixed with their stout defense, The Irish would make the necessary offensive adjustments and score 15 unanswered points in the second half to win the game 21-14.
STVM will play at home for the first time this season as they host Youngstown Cardinal Mooney this Friday, September 15. Mooney is coming off of tough losses to two high-ranked Division II and Division III teams: Hoban and Columbus St. Francis DeSales. This will be Mooney's 4th straight game on the road. The Cardinals currently lead the series 23-3.
Sunday, September 3, 2017
The Bell Stays With the Irish For Another Year; STVM Faces Off at Buchtel on Saturday
On the official opening of the newly renovated stadium at Walsh Jesuit, the Irish spoiled the night with a dominating defensive performance and timely scores. Through the third quarter, the Irish led 21-0. A bit of momentum shifted toward the Warriors after a nice drive put them on the scoreboard for the first time this season. However, the Irish answered with a touchdown of their own, essentially putting the game out of reach. For media coverage, make sure to visit STVM Football's Twitter account.
On Saturday, the Irish and Griffins will match up for the 14th time in school history. Currently, the Irish lead the series 9-4. The game will be played at Buchtel's stadium on Saturday, September 9. Kickoff is set for 1:00.
Thursday, August 31, 2017
STVM Defeats Tri-Valley; Prepares for Bell Week vs. Walsh Jesuit
On Thursday night, the Irish traveled to Dresden, Ohio to face the Tri-Valley Scotties for the first time in school history. Tri-Valley gave them contest, but the Scotties were no match for the Irish. STVM now moves on to face the Walsh Jesuit Warriors, who lost their week one contest vs. Mayfield 10-0. Click Here to learn more about the STVM/Walsh rivalry. This will be Walsh's home opener in their newly renovated stadium.
Sunday, August 20, 2017
Irish Set to Open Season at Tri-Valley
The 2017 Fighting Irish football season is upon us! St. Vincent-St. Mary will make the near two hour trip to Dresden, Ohio to face off against the Tri-Valley Scotties of the Muskingum Valley League. Tri-Valley is a well respected program that finished at 9-1 in 2016, just falling short of the 8th playoff spot in Division II, Region 7. This will be the first meeting in school history between these two teams. With a farely young Fighting Irish squad going against an experienced Tri-Valley team, this game will prove to be a good one.
Thursday, July 27, 2017
Schedules & Roster Updated
The schedules for all levels of the 2017 Fighting Irish football teams have been added on our Schedules page. Keep in mind that these schedules are always subject to change and error, so please check stvmathletics.com for complete, up-to-date dates, times, etc. Our schedules page is not always 100% accurate due to changes that are made during and after August, so please refer to the STVM Athletics site to confirm. We also have updated our 2017 varsity roster. The freshman roster will be added shortly.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017
2017 Schedule Released
The 2017 STVM Fighting Irish football schedule has been finalized. STVM will play 4 home games at Green Street Stadium and one game at InfoCision Stadium. Check back for more details to the schedule in the summer. Here is the full schedule:
8/24 @ Dresden Tri-Valley
9/1 @ Walsh Jesuit
9/9 @ Buchtel
9/15 vs. Cardinal Mooney
9/22 @ Archbishop Hoban (InfoCision)
9/29 vs. Akron North
10/6 @ Barberton
10/13 vs. LaSalle
10/20 @ Massillon Washington
10/27 vs. Ursuline