Monday, September 26, 2022

Shirkey powers Cardinal past Richmond Heights

MIDDLEFIELD—Trey Shirkey ran for 195 yards and four touchdowns to lead Cardinal to a 36-14 win over visiting Richmond Heights on Friday.

Shirkey scored two touchdowns in the second quarter as the Huskies built a 20-6 halftime lead then he added two more scores in the third quarter to put the game away.

Rico McPherson ran for a four-yard touchdown in the first quarter to give Richmond Heights an early 6-0 lead. McPherson finished the game with 136 yards on 21 carries.

Shirkey responded with touchdown runs of three and 77 runs. He also added a two-point conversion to give the Huskies a 14-6 lead.

Matt Carney then threw a 15-yard touchdown pass to Brice Hogue to make it 20-6.

Shirkey ran for touchdowns of 29 and three yards in the third quarter to close out the Cardinal scoring.

Richmond Heights added a three-yard touchdown run in the fourth.

Cardinal improved to 3-6 on the year and will close out the season at home against rival Berkshire on Friday. Richmond Heights dropped to 3-6. The Spartans close out the year at Fairport Harding next week.

Cardinal student Hannah Hill contributed to this story.

Steve Hare
Steve Hare is the Chagrin Valley Conference's Sports Information Director. He also created and publishes, 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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