This Brunswick Blue Devils teams has a good habit of getting into big leads early; making it seem insurmountable for the opposing football team to make a comeback effort. Then again, Brunswick also owns a bad habit of getting a bit lax in the second half and nearly blowing large advantages. Luckily for the kids in blue, they were able to hold on for dear life as the Euclid Panthers (1-1) gave them a run for their money in the third quarter. The Blue Devils offense has scored 38.5 points on average in their first two competitions. With James Grega and Nick Roberts running the offense, they can be hard to stop. Brunswick put up big numbers and led 24-7 at halftime.
St. Ignatius 36
In a nonleague contest, the Wildcats (1-1) scored 36 unanswered points in the first three quarters; pitching a shutout to the Bedford Bearcats through the first 36 minutes. The Bearcats were able to put the ball over the plane of the end zone a few times, but it went to no avail. Senior featured tailback Bobby Grebenc sat out the game with a sprain of his ankle. But quarterback Matt Hoyer stepped up his game big time, going 11-of-20 and 180 yards through the Wildcat aerial attack. His three first half touchdown passes paved the way for an Ignatius victory. Second string quarterback Tim McVey gained 64 yards on the ground and also ran for two scores.
Willoughby South 57
As the score indicates, it was a tough night for the Mayfield secondary; actually more like their entire defense. Operating versus a no huddle offense in high school can be a difficult task, and senior Willoughby quarterback Ray Russ made in nearly impossible for his offense to be stopped. He hooked up with his buddy Devyn Woods on a touchdown throw four times in the first half. Ray's 318 yards were amongst the best in high school football for week two. He was eventually pulled from the game after his five touchdown strikes for a rest well deserved. Russ has thrown five touchdown passes in each of Willoughby's first two games; last week coming against Alliance.
The competition, in the early stages, was fierce. The two teams really battled and went into the locker room at halftime with some aches and pains. But once the second half got underway, one team was the clear victor. The Medina Bees (2-0) running attack was most effective not only taking valuable minutes off the clock, but in moving the chains for first downs, and capping drives with touchdown scores. Medina road on the back of Jason Suggs as he rushed for a total of 150 yards on the ground. His three rushing scores capped off an excellent second half for the Bees. Quarterback Tom Tupa put in a solid effort, but had a slow night thanks to his star running back.
Lake Catholic 45
In a battle of big cats, there was the alpha male, and then a cub. Once again, Richie Sanders never ceased to amaze the Cougars faithful; evading defenders, making guys miss tackles, and running for exciting plays. All eyes were on him and the Lake Catholic offense as they ripped the Bengals line of defense to shreds. Sanders compiled a pair of touchdowns and 163 total yards while only attempting to run just ten times. The total offense statistic was overwhelmingly in favor of the Cougars; 397-163.