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Grove City ends 33-game losing streak at expense of St. Vincent

| Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, 10:15 p.m.

Grove City ended a 33-game losing streak at the expense of St. Vincent.

Behind two fourth-quarter touchdown runs by Wesley Schools, the Wolverines came from behind to defeat the Bearcats, 24-14, on Saturday.

St. Vincent (2-2, 1-1 PAC) opened the scoring at the 9-minute mark of the first quarter on a 37-yard touchdown pass from Michael Navarro to Damon Black Jr.

Grove City (1-3, 1-1) responded with a 24-yard field goal from Mitch Causer late in the first quarter, then took its first lead in the second quarter on Schools' first touchdown of the evening, a 1-yard run.

Schools finished with 177 yards on 35 carries.

The Bearcats responded early in the third quarter with another Black Jr. touchdown reception, this one covering 21 yards from Zavion Thompson, who relieved Navarro.

Trailing 14-10 to start the fourth quarter, Grove City went back in front with a six-play, 46-yard drive that culminated in Schools' second touchdown, a 2-yarder. The extra point put the Wolverines up 17-14.

Two defensive stops by the Wolverines set up the winning drive: a four-play, 46-yard drive capped by another Schools 2-yard scoring run.

St. Vincent still had nearly four minutes to work with but couldn't score.

— Staff report

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