Thursday, September 23, 2021

CVC Football Roundup: Week 1

Football teams from the Chagrin Valley Conference took to the field on Friday night for the first time in the 2021 season with mixed results.

CVC teams finished 5-8 in non-conference games while Cuyahoga Heights beat league rival Berkshire in double overtime and Kirtland extended its winning streak to 42 straight games with a 50-6 win over visiting Harvey.

Two teams—Beachwood and Cardinal—did not play. Beachwood’s game against Orange was canceled, forcing the Lions to travel to Toronto to open its season. Cardinal’s home opener against Garfield was postponed until Sunday.

Here’s a look at how each of the league’s teams fared in Week 1 (click a link for local news stories or video replays):

BEACHWOOD

Did not play

BERKSHIRE

Lost at Cuyahoga Heights, 38-35 in double overtime

BROOKLYN

Defeated host Fairport Harding, 25-6

CARDINAL

Game against Garfield postponed until Sunday, Aug. 22

CHAGRIN FALLS

Lost at Kenston, 35-0

CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS

Defeated visiting Berkshire in double overtime, 38-35

CRESTWOOD

Defeated visiting Rootstown, 28-7

EDGEWOOD

Lost at Conneaut on Thursday, 41-6

GENEVA

Defeated host Madison, 37-20

GRAND VALLEY

Lost to visiting Jefferson, 48-8

HARVEY

Lost at Kirtland, 50-6

HAWKEN

Travels to Trinity on Saturday (at Cuyahoga Heights)

INDEPENDENCE

Lost to host Columbia, 47-10

KIRTLAND

Defeated visiting Harvey, 50-6

LAKESIDE

Lost at Brush, 41-20

LUTHERAN WEST

Defeated visiting Fairview, 37-13

ORANGE

Lost to host Toronto, 33-20

PERRY

Defeated visiting Riverside, 26-6

TRINITY

Hosts Hawken on Saturday (at Cuyahoga Heights)

WEST GEAUGA

Lost to visiting Bay, 24-17

WICKLIFFE

Lost at Brookside, 43-6

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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