Tuesday, January 31, 2023

CVC Football Roundup

Non-conference games are over and Chagrin Valley Conference teams began their quest for league titles in Week 4 on Friday.

Here’s a look at each of the 10 games played on Friday. Trinity hosts Richmond Heights on Saturday.

Beachwood 48, Grand Valley 0

Willtrell Hartson, Letraize Walker and Kendyn Wiggins all ran for over 100 yards and scored two touchdowns each to lead the Bison to a big win over the Mustangs. Hartson led the Bison with 112 yards while Walker and Wiggins both finished with 108. Grand Valley was limited to just 26 yards of offense.

Berkshire 47, Cardinal 33

Ryan Pennypacker carried 35 times for 222 yards and four touchdowns to lead Berkshire to its first Kinsman Cup win over rival Cardinal. Pennypacker now has rushed for 698 yards and 11 touchdowns in the first four games of the 2019 season. Joey Soltis ran for a touchdown and threw for three scores to lead Cardinal’s offense.

Chagrin Falls 45, Harvey 6

Chagrin Falls won its second straight game to improve to 2-2 on the year. The Tigers scored the first 21 points of the game.

Geneva 51, Orange 27

Geneva responded to its first loss of the season with a dominating win over Orange. With the win, the Eagles improved to 3-1 for the first time since 2009. Blake Peet (13-109), Charles Taylor (9-110) and Vinny Varckette (8-102) all ran for over 100 yards for the Eagles. Orange led 7-6 after the first quarter but Geneva outscored the Lions in the second quarter, 24-7.

Independence 33, Brooklyn 12

Independence celebrated Homecoming with a solid win over Brooklyn, who scored on two big plays—a 55-yard pass from Tristan Peggs to Tyler Elzholz and a 47-yard run by Brandon Jakubecz. The Blue Devils scored all 33 of their points in the first half.

Kirtland 31, Cuyahoga Heights 0

Kirtland’s defense pitched a shutout for the third time this season and the Hornets rushed for 229 yards in their win over Cuyahoga Heights. Mason Sullivan ran for 106 yards and two scores and Anthony DeMarco and Luke Gardner also scored on touchdown runs. Nico Podojil-Schlesinger booted a 37-yard field goal in the win.

Lutheran West 7, Fairport 6

Defense was the name of the game at Fairport as Lutheran West edged the Skippers, 7-6. Dillon Knesebeck caught a 15-yard touchdown pass from Sam Schuster to give the Skippers an early 6-0 lead. Austin Kim threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Lewis to tie the game at 6-6 on the first drive of the second half and Hunter Albers’ extra point proved to be the difference in the game. Lutheran West racked up 291 yards on the ground while the Skippers ran for 171.

Perry 56, Edgewood 6

Drew Schiano turned in another strong performance for Perry as he completed 8-of-9 passes for 176 yards and two touchdowns. Jaylen Anderson ran for 117 yards and a touchdown on five carries and Anthony Rosati caught four passes for 120 yards and two scores. Zach Winchell completed 22-of-36 passes for 236 yards and a touchdown for the Warriors.

West Geauga 45, Lakeside 0

West Geauga scored 21 first-quarter points and led 35-0 at halftime on the way to claiming its first win of the season and a win in the first-ever meeting with Lakeside. The Wolverines limited the Dragons to just 98 yards of offense. Lakeside’s Savion Colbert recorded an interception for the Dragons.

Wickliffe 49, Hawken 7

Wickliffe ran for 421 yards and scored all 49 of its points in the first half to down the Hawks. Isaiah Bolon led the charge with 105 yards on three carries and Mason Bala just missed the century mark as he finished with 98 yards and three touchdowns. Chase Fortkamp also scored twice for the Blue Devils. Zach Miller led Hawken with 111 yards on 27 carries and he scored his team’s only touchdown.

Steve Harehttp://www.ohiovarsity.com
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes OhioVarsity.com, an online publication dedicated to providing hyperlocal coverage to area high school athletic programs. Hare began covering high school sports for the Lake County News Herald in 1997. Hare attended Willoughby South High School through the middle of his senior year, then graduated from Berkshire High School in Burton in 1986. He played football, wrestled and was an all-Geauga county baseball player (1986). He lives in Chardon with his wife Paulette and their children.

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