Friday night roundup
JACKSON-MILTON 39, CHALKER 0: SOUTHINGTON – The Blue Jays avenged their 2013 Week 1 loss to Chalker by shutting out the Wildcats.
Jackson-Milton took a 20-0 lead in the first quarter with a passing touchdown from Mike Assion to Nick Goodlin, a 78-yard run by Joe Burnside and then another 6-yard rushing TD from Assion.
The new Jackson-Milton quarterback had a nice debut, passing for 132 yards (11 of 15) and three touchdowns. In all, the Blue Jays amassed 326 yards of offense.
On the other side of the coin, the Wildcats were limited to -3 yards on the ground. However, quarterback Travis Lehman did throw for 117 yards.
MENTOR 48, BOARDMAN 14: BOARDMAN – Mentor scored early and often, gaining a 41-7 lead at the half.
Quarterback Jason Florek had four touchdown passes in the first half, including a 28-yard pass to Malik Porter to open the scoring. He finished with a 37-yard pass to Eddie Daugherty. On the night, Florek had 228 yards passing. Mentor finished with 442 yards of offense.
Benji Roberts paced the Spartans with 58 yards and one touchdown. Sean Birchfield passed for 45 yards on one completion.
URSULINE 13, WALSH JESUIT 9: CUYAHOGA FALLS – A Vito Penza touchdown in the third quarter was the difference as the Fighting Irish picked up a big win over Division-II opponent Walsh Jesuit.
The touchdown was a 1-yard punch in. At the time, the Irish were down 9-7. The first Ursuline touchdown of the night came on a Kimauni Johnson 13-yard score in the second quarter.
LOUISVILLE 24, CANFIELD 7: CANFIELD – The Cardinals took an early lead but allowed the Leopards to score 24 unanswered points in an opening-season loss at home.
Aaron Jenkins scampered 55 yards at the 9:11 mark in the first quarter to give Canfield (0-1) the lead, but the Cardinals couldn’t generate much offense overall, totaling just 183 yards of total offense.
Louisville (1-0), meanwhile, had no troubles moving the ball on the Canfield defense, especially Walter Schrock. The running back scored two touchdown runs of 47 and 79 yards in the second half, and he gashed the Cardinals for 156 yards.
STREETSBORO 40, CHAMPION 7: STREETSBORO – The Rockets exploded for 34 points in the second quarter en route to shellacking of the Golden Flashes on Friday.
Streetsboro (1-0) did most of its damage in terms of touchdowns through the arm of Jerry Judd, who tossed three touchdown passes and added another with his legs. Overall, the Rockets totaled 376 yards of total offense.
Champion (0-1) struggled on offense, especially on the ground where the Flashes had -19 yards total.
The Flashes return to action next Friday at Conneaut.
CARDINAL 34, GARFIELD 14: GARRETTSVILLE – The Huskies gave a new meaning to “ground and pound” in their 2014 opener against the G-Men. Cardinal totaled 344 yards on the ground to get the victory over Garfield.
The Huskies only attempted one pass on the night and it was incomplete.
Cardinal shared the wealth in terms of running backs as eight different players had carries. Lester Troyer led the way with 84 yards on five carries and two touchdowns. Clark Thurling added 64 yards and a score.
All of the G-Men’s points came in the second quarter. Will Duvall had a 5-yard touchdown and Kyle Borrelli caught an 8-yard pass from Nate Emens.
LaBRAE 31, YOUNGSTOWN CHRISTIAN : LEAVITTSBURG – The Vikings jumped out to a 25-point lead after the first quarter and cruised to a big nonconference win over Youngstown Christian on Friday night.
Chris Mathews had three touchdowns in the first half – two rushing and one receiving – and he led LaBrae (1-0) in rushing with a 10.9 yard per carry average and 98 yards. Justin Jenkins added another 77 yards on the ground, while Keevon Harris scampered for a 55-yard run late in the first quarter to round out most of LaBrae’s offensive output.
For Youngstown Christian (0-1), Ryan Houston tossed for 80 yards through the air, and Seth Morro added another 40 in the losing effort.
NEWTON FALLS 27, ROOTSTOWN 20: ROOTSTOWN – After trailing at halftime, the Tigers scored 20 straight points and then held on for a win over the Rovers.
Josh Walters connected on a pass with Brad Mitchell for a 30-yard touchdown with 9:47 remaining in the fourth quarter to give Newton Falls (1-0) a 27-14 lead. Rootstown (0-1) made it interesting late when Sam Todd scored a 9-yard touchdown run to pull the Rovers within seven points with 3:36 remaining. The Tigers managed to take care of business in the last three-and-a-half minutes to get the win.
Mitchell had three touchdowns on the day for Newton Falls – two running and one receiving. He led the Tigers with 101 yards rushing. Quarterback Walters had 7 of 10 passing for 124 yards.
McDONALD 59, EAST PALESTINE 20: EAST PALESTINE – Jake Reckard, Cameron Ifft and Caleb Dimery each went over 100 yards as the Blue Devils rushed past the Bulldogs in this opener for both teams.
Reckard had 20 carries for 167 yards and three scores, Ifft had six carries for 104 yards and a touchdown, and Dimery had nine carries for 100 yards and two scores.
Ben Carkido was 7 of 14 for 111 yards and two TD strikes to Zack Conley for McDonald.
Nick Monteleone led East Palestine with 13 carries for 100 yards and three scores.
PYMATUNING VALLEY 26, NEWBURY 7: NEWBURY – Nick Such rushed for 129 yards on 23 carries and two scores as the Lakers rolled past the Black Knights in the first-ever Northeastern Athletic Conference game for Newbury.
Travis Kiser was 6 of 10 for 135 yards and two scores for PV (1-0, 1-0).
Johnny Chamber led the Black Knights (0-1, 0-1) with 13 carries for 73 yards.
CONNEAUT 28, GRAND VALLEY 6: CONNEAUT – The Spartans jumped out to a 21-point lead at half and cruised to a win over the Mustangs at home.
Grand Valley (0-1) shot itself in the foot in many front, especially through the air as the Mustangs threw four interceptions. THe Mustangs also had 7 penalties for 60 yards.
Matt Larned led the way for Grand Valley with a combined 174 yards passing and rushing. He also threw the only touchdown of the game for Grand Valley, a 36-yard strike to Austyn Spoon in the fourth quarter.