CLEVELAND - The first of the high school football season arrived and the McDonald’s Five on Your Sidelines got started in a big way covering the games around Northeast Ohio.
This year we are once again partnering with schools in the area to have them send in highlights from their games. Five local schools sent in video to start the season, and if you want to get involved in the show, just let me know.
From Brunswick, Gabe Wasylko and Rohan Srivastava from Mr. Wasylko’s great video club shot video of their season opener against Padua. The Blue Devils opened their new stadium in style, and came out on top 21-20.
Brunswick’s game came down to the wire, but a short touchdown carry from Nick Roberts with about one minute left gave Brunswick the edge.
In Canton, Mike Donelan sent in video from North Canton Hoover’s game against Stow-Munroe Falls. The Vikings struggled against Stow, and lost 27-17.
In the highlights from Donelan, Hoover started out with a strong drive down the field, but could only come up with a field goal. Then it was all Stow, as Luke Kiehl scores a pair of short touchdowns to give Stow a 12-3 lead going into the half after missing two extra points.
In Lake County, Perry High School students from Mrs. Moskowitz’s class sent highlights from their game against Riverside. Perry came out on top 27-20 to start the season on a positive note.
Students Kyle DeLong and Blake New in Mrs. Moskowitz's class shot the game and edited the video, which are first half highlights.
In Rocky River, Kim Leech from Mrs. Garver’s broadcasting class sent in highlights of their victory over Fairview. In this video, running back Andreas Judges carried for an 82 yard touchdown, and then later in the first half, Michael Dickey snags an interception with Fairview threatening to score. The Pirates held on to win 21-7
At Elyria Catholic, Jake Hromada sent highlights of a nice touchdown run by senior Joe Dempsey, who took a carry from his own 48 yard line all the way in for the score. The Panthers dominated the entire game, winning the contest 45-6.
In Lakewood, Rangers grad Kris Kantor sent in video of their game against Lincoln West. The Rangers came away with the 41-6 victory, and that was partly because of the solid play of senior quarterback Aturo Morgan.
On the play submitted by Kantor, Morgan scored a rushing touchdown from about 10 yards out. On his way to the endzone, Morgan leaps over a defender, flips through the air as his feet get taken out from under him, and then he nearly lands on his feet. It’s one of the top plays of the week.
We also have photos provided by Blake Gibbs of Lake High School's game.
Thank you to all of the students and teachers who worked to get the video into our newsroom to start the season, and we’re looking forward to more action this year!
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