Week 1 started with a bang on Thursday as Edgewood used a last-minute two-point conversion to defeat visiting Conneaut, 15-14, and continued with plenty of action on Friday.
Kirtland head coach Tiger LaVerde recorded a milestone win as the Hornets defeated host Harvey, 34-8. LaVerde became the fastest coach in Ohio and the third-fastest in the nation to reach 200 wins and is now 200-18 since taking over the program in 2006. His .918 winning percentage is the best in OHSAA history.
The Hornets were up to their old tricks in the win as six backs rushed for over 50 yards. Kirtland finished the game with 369 rushing yards on 42 carries.
Harvey blocked a punt late in the game to score its only touchdown.
Other CVC scores:
Madison 13, Geneva 7
Luke Smith scored on a 39-yard touchdown run for the Eagles. He finished with 106 rushing yards.
Wickliffe 18, Brookside 7
Bobby Plumb carried 17 times for 154 yards with two touchdown runs and E.J. Mester completed 4-of-5 passes for 26 yards and he ran for a nine-yard score in the win.
Bay 27, West Geauga 21 (OT)
Justin Artino ran for 128 yards on 22 carries and Ethan Bartlett added 60 yards on five rushes with a 44-yard TD run to his credit. Niko Kless and Travis Veleba also ran for touchdowns in the overtime setback.
Hawken 35, Trinity 0
The Hawks scored 29 first-half points to take control of this one early. Dominic Johnson ran for 52 yards and caught five passes for 127 yards with three touchdowns, including a 72-yard reception from Lucas Brandt. Jordan Johnson added a touchdown run and a TD reception. Brandt completed 11-of-15 passes for 158 yards with two scores.
Garrettsville Garfield, 40, Cardinal 12
Kenston 45, Chagrin Falls 20
Nicholas Vinci threw a 25-yard pass to Jackson Beavers and Spencer Kaas added a three-yard touchdown run for the Tigers.
Beachwood 43, Orange 8
Lakeside 40, Brush 7
Riverside 35, Perry 7
Columbia 56, Independence 7
Cuyahoga Heights 10, Berkshire 6
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Lutheran West 34, Fairview 0
Rootstown 33, Crestwood 0
Jefferson 66, Grand Valley 27
Southeast 22, Brooklyn 12