Wildcats edge Raiders, prep for Hudson


Nick Somich

Players wearing old football uniforms back in 2015

Joe DeNardo, Chief Editor

Mayfield’s gridiron drama continued Friday, Nov. 13 with a last second field goal by Ryan McCalligan to send the Wildcats to the Division II, Region 3 finals.

“I’d like to thank the coaches for giving me the chance to kick the game-winner,” McCalligan said. “There really aren’t words to describe how great it feels.”

The pulse-pounding playoff run doesn’t get any easier for the Wildcats, as the only prize for victory is a matchup with the (10-2) Hudson Explorers once again at Solon’s Stewart Field.

It’s Mayfield’s second straight year playing in the Regional Finals at Solon, with last year’s dramatic victory against Bedford a not-so distant memory.

“We’re out to prove that last year’s run was no joke,” senior wide receiver Jack Longo said. “We just need to take it one game at a time.”