Week five of the 2019 season saw some big-time individual performances as well as some dominating team wins.
Here’s a look at how each of the Chagrin Valley Conference teams fared on Friday.
Beachwood 41, Independence 10
Kendyn Wiggins scored on touchdown runs of 49 and 12 yards as he finished the night with 110 yards on just eight carries to lead Beachwood to the win. Willtrell Hartson also ran for 100-plus yards in the game. Independence’s scoring plays included a Casey McGhee 23-yard field goal and a five-yard pass from Michael Tommer to Ryan Zygmunt.
Berkshire 55, Grand Valley 7
Berkshire played without standout running back Ryan Pennypacker but the Badgers didn’t skip a beat as they turned to the arm of Jacob Brown, who completed 4-of-7 passes for 204 yards and three touchdowns. Blake Jenkins caught two of those passes for 122 yards and two scores and Hunter Gifford hauled in a scoring pass of 78 yards. Grand Valley’s Trevor Meeker ran for 101 yards on 17 carries.
Cardinal 48, Hawken 34
Cardinal ran for 369 yards and added 117 more through the air as the Huskies’ offense found its stride. Morgan Hershberger ran for 140 yards and two touchdowns on 14 carries and Zach Czako added 130 on 24 carries with two scores. Joey Soltis was a dual-threat as he rushed for 99 yards and two scores and also completed 5-of-9 passes for 117 yards and a touchdown. Hawken’s Terrence Robinson threw for 196 yards and two scores and Zach Miller rushed for 77 yards and two scores. He also caught seven passes for 108 yards.
Chagrin Falls 45, Lakeside 14
The Tigers used a 24-point first quarter to take control of the Dragons. Dawson Pierce completed 14-of-17 passes for 165 yards and two scores to lead the Chagrin Falls offense. J’Shon Sanders led Lakeside with 71 yards on 18 carries and he scored a touchdown.
Cuyahoga Heights 36, Brooklyn 0
In the first meeting since 2004 between the old MAC-8 schools, the Redskins scored 29 first-quarter points to put away the Hurricanes. Kyle Polack, Sam Shafer, Jordan Stefanko and Austin Knaack all scored touchdowns during that span. Stefanko added a pick-six in the second quarter to close out the scoring.
Geneva 55, Edgewood 12
Forget soaring, these Eagles took to the ground in a convincing win over Edgewood. Geneva ran for 418 yards on 31 carries. It was the second straight week the Eagles ran for over 400 yards in a game. Blake Peet led the way with 149 yards on 10 carries and Vinny Varckette added 145 yards and two scores on six carries. Charles Taylor also ran for 115 yards and two touchdowns on just eight carries. Edgewood’s Zach Winchell completed 14-of-33 passes for 139 yards.
Kirtland 55, Wickliffe 0
Kirtland ran for 355 yards in improving to 5-0. Luke Gardner carried 11 times for 170 yards and two touchdowns and Mason Sullivan added 92 yards on 13 carries with three scores. Liam Powers threw for 117 yards. Chase Fortkamp ran for 54 yards to lead the Blue Devils.
Lutheran West 49, Richmond Heights 6
Lutheran West outgained Richmond Heights, 377-89, and scored the first 28 points of the game. Jonathan Bradley ran for 147 yards on 15 carries and scored three touchdowns to lead the Longhorns while Richmond Heights’ Rico McPherson caught two passes for 66 yards.
Perry 42, Harvey 8
Perry scored the first 42 points of the game in cruising to a fifth straight win. Drew Schiano threw for 393 yards and four touchdowns and Devon Holbert and Anthony Rosati both accumulated more than 100 yards receiving while Jaylen Anderson ran for 64 yards and caught four passes for 86 yards. Jaden Debevec led Harvey with 90 yards of total offense.
Trinity 29, Fairport Harding 17
Ian Anderson threw two touchdown passes to Dominic Blackstock and he also scored on a 37-yard run to lead the Trojans past the Skippers. Cody Paugh led Fairport with 93 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 23 carries.
West Geauga 25, Orange 13
West Geauga scored all 25 points of its first half while Orange rallied for 13 in the fourth quarter but the Wolverines held on for the win.