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Metro wins 85th Save-An-Eye Game – Ben Moore Breaks Record

Tagged under: All-Stars, District 10, Gameday Hub, News

| July 23, 2023

Erie – McDowell’s Ben Moore has a recording setting day as the Metro knocks off the County 29-15.

A Slippery Rock recruit, Moore completed 20-of-29 passes for 309 yards and three touchdowns.

The previous record was held by Cathedral Prep’s Tim Beveridge, who threw for 304 yards in 2016.

On the Metro’s first snap of the game, Moore connected with fellow McDowell teammate Ray Jackson for 58 yards before tossing a 7-yard touchdown to Jackson to open the scoring.

Jackson also had an interception in the end zone to end the County’s drive after they drove to the Metro 21-yard line in the second quarter – and finished the game with eight catches for 163 yards.

The Metro extended their lead to 14-0 early in the second quarter when Moore threw a 19-yard touchdown to Fairview’s Tyler Corbin. Moore went 4-for-4 for 60 yards on the drive.

Late in the first half, the County got on the scoreboard when the General McLane teammates of Kyle Birkmire and Dylan Sheeder connected for a 9-yard touchdown on the half’s final play.

Initially, Northwestern’s Ben Campbell connected on a 34-yard field to conclude the half, but a roughing of the kicker penalty gave the County another possibility from the 9-yard line.

After holding the County on downs at their 41-yard field line, the Metro pushed their lead to 21-8 when McDowell’s Christian Santiago scored on a 5-yard run 12 plays later.

The County would respond on the ensuing drive when Sheeder threw his second touchdown of the game, also to a fellow Lancer teammate Kyle Cousins covering 16 yards. Dylan Sheeder threw for 88 yards to lead the County.

The Metro then put the game away, driving 70 yards in 12 plays with Moore’s 10-yard touchdown passes to Jackson with 62 seconds to play.

Game Highlights:

Metro 29 County 15

Score by Quarters

County – 0 8 7 0 – 15
Metro – 6 8 7 8 – 29

Scoring Summary

First Quarter

M – Ray Jackson 7 yd pass from Ben Moore, (kick failed), 5:16

Second Quarter

M – Tyler Corbin 19 yd pass from Moore, (Camariyon Bridges from Moore), 10:34

C – Kyle Birkmire 9 yd pass from Dylan Sheeder, (Ryan Miller rush), 0:00

Third Quarter

M – Christian Santiago 5 yd run, (Garrett McGuire pat), 1:09

C – Kyle Cousins 16 yd pass from Sheeder, (Ben Campbell pat), 9:06

Fourth Quarter

M – Jackson 10 yd pass from Moore, (Santiago rush), 1:02

Individual Stats

Rushing: C – Miller 12-13, Gabe Messemer 5-23, Sheeder 5-(-1), Justin Leuschen 5-8, Gunner Bax 2-8, Birkmire 2-3, Team 1-(-4). Totals: 32-50. M – Artis Simmons 8-33, Moore 3-1, Michael Hoopick 1-(-2), Charles Chevalier 1-3, Santiago 6-21. Bahm 1-8. Totals: 20-64.

Receiving: C – Birkmire 2-7, Zane Strong 1-7, Martin Owen 2-24, Landon Wayne 3-26, Collin Libra 2-13, Bax 1-25, Cousins 2-25. M – Jackson 8-163, Nick DeSanto 2-45, Ricky Gladden 2-14, Bridges 4-48, Corbin 2-33, Jahmir Gavin 1-11, Simmons 1-(-5), Jordan Irwin 1-(-1).

Passing: C – Sheeder 9-for-12, 88 yards, 1 TD, Messemer 4-for-9, 28 yards, 1 INT, Thomas 0-for-1. M – Moore 20-for-29, 309 yards, 3 TD, 1 INT, David Bahm 1-for-3, (-1).

Interceptions: M – Jackson. C – Lynch Steffan.

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