Brookfield drills Cuyahoga Hts.; Liberty rips PV
¯ BROOKFIELD 46, CUYAHOGA HEIGHTS 17: BROOKFIELD — The Warriors got their season turned around in a hurry after starting 0-2, easily beating the perennial playoff contenders.
Quarterback Haden Gibson threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as Brookfield pulled away from the Redskins (2-1). Gibson finished with 71 yards passing and 129 on the ground.
Tyler Briggs ran for 148 yards and Ryan Logan added 65 for Brookfield. Both scored touchdowns on the ground in the fourth quarter when the Warriors outscored Cuyahoga Heights, 21-3. Gage Emery caught four passes for 41 yards, including two touchdowns.
Brookfield led 10-0 after one quarter, 18-7 at halftime and 25-14 after three periods.
¯ LIBERTY 64, PYMATUNING VALLEY 0: ANDOVER — Hamad Alhmeed accounted for four touchdowns and fueled a powerful Liberty running attack in a rout of the Lakers.
Alhmeed ran for 156 yards and three first-half touchdowns on just 11 carries. He scored on runs of 26, 66 and 15. Migel Burgess added two TD runs and a TD catch. He ran for 100 yards on two carries and caught a 42-yard TD pass from Alhmeed, who completed 4-of-6 passes for 84 yards and one TD.
Jalen McKinney added two TDs as Liberty (2-1) scored eight rushing touchdowns.
The Leopards also held PV to just 95 total yards, including nine rushing yards on 26 carries.
¯ STRUTHERS 49, NILES 28: STRUTHERS — JD Hall had 332 total yards to lead the Wildcats past the Red Dragons in this All-American Conference, White Tier matchup.
Hall had seven rushes for 77 yards and two touchdowns, while he was 18 of 23 for 255 yards and two scores for Struthers (2-1, 1-0 AAC White).
Niles (0-3, 0-2) led 14-7 after one quarter, but the Wildcats outscored the Red Dragons 35-7 in the next two quarters.
Struthers held a 578 to 396 advantage in total yardage.
Robbie Savin led Niles with 11 carries for 189 yards and two touchdowns, while Tyler Messinger was 12 of 18 for 149 yards and a touchdown.
¯ LEETONIA 14, CHALKER 13: LEETONIA — Romany Ferry helped Leetonia improve to 3-0 as Chalker missed an extra point late in the fourth quarter that would have tied the game.
Ferry ran for 126 yards and both of the Bears’ touchdowns on 18 carries. Both of his touchdowns came in the first half as Leetonia took a 14-7 lead.
Chalker (2-1) tied the game at 7 on a 1-yard run by Chase Iser. The Wildcats scored again with 1 minutes, 53 seconds remaining in the fourth quarter, but they missed the extra point.
It was a tough loss for Chalker, which outgained the Bears 314-195. Ferry paced Leetonia, which is 3-0 for the first time since 2008, with TD runs of 5 and 1. His younger brother, Marco, added 35 yards on 12 carries.
¯ WINDHAM 42, JACKSON-MILTON 12: WINDHAM — Mason Angle had eight rushes for 62 yards and two scores, while Hunter Shackleford added four carries for 45 yards and two scores as the Bombers blew past the Blue Jays.
Windham (3-0) rushed 30 times for 237 yards, while Jackson-Milton (0-3) had 40 rushes for 121 yards.
The Bombers built up a 35-0 halftime lead.
Bryce Davis’ 39-yard TD reception in the third quarter ended the shutout, getting the Blue Jays on the scoreboard.