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Beachwood,OH- With both teams looking for their first win of the year the scene was set for a CVC battle in Beachwood. The Grand Valley Mustangs faced off against the Beachwood Bison, resulting in a final score of 42-13 in favor of the Mustangs.

The 1st quarter began with a bang as Grand Valley’s John Foss Peters scored an 8-yard touchdown, followed by a successful 2-point conversion, putting the Mustangs ahead 8-0. Just moments later, Beachwood’s Jacob Thomas made an interception, but it turned into a nightmare as Grand Valley’s Bobby Rogers returned it for a 45-yard touchdown. The extra point was good, extending the lead to 15-0. Grand Valley continued their dominance in the 1st quarter, with Sammy Goforth connecting with Bobby Rogers for a 40-yard touchdown pass, although they missed the 2-point conversion, making it 21-0.

The 2nd quarter continued the Mustangs’ offensive prowess, as Sammy Goforth found Bobby Rogers again, this time for a 38-yard touchdown pass, and the extra point was good, bringing the score to 28-0. Not to be outdone, Connor Sullivan added to the Mustangs’ lead with a 5-yard touchdown run, followed by another successful extra point, making it 35-0. However, Beachwood’s Jacob Thomas broke free with an 80-yard touchdown run, though the extra point was missed, resulting in a score of 35-6.

In the 3rd quarter, Grand Valley’s Tanner Lee added another touchdown with a 7-yard run, and the extra point was good, extending the lead to 42-6. In the 4th quarter, Beachwood’s Jacob Thomas showcased his skills once more with a 49-yard touchdown run, accompanied by a successful extra point, making it 42-13.

The final score favored the Grand Valley Mustangs 42-13. The Mustangs, with a record of 1-3, will host the Wickliffe Blue Devils (1-3) in week 4, while the Beachwood Bison, now 0-4, will travel to play the Crestwood Red Devils (3-1) in their next matchup. With big nights from Bobby Rogers and Sammy Goforth the Mustangs offense put on a show and will look to build on this new found confidence.


WARREN OH- Mooney came in to Saturdays Regional Final looking to get back to the state tournament. After punching a ticket in 2020, the Cardinals had a disappointing overtime loss to Crestview last season to end their year. Almost immediately, Mooney got hungry to get right back. They brought back just about everyone that made big contributions in their run. Throughout the year, Mooney faced every challenge their schedule had to face with precision and focus. That is how they handled this matchup with Beachwood, and that’s why they came away with a 2-0 victory.

The first half both teams were feeling each other out. Both programs feature excellent defense, and they proved it. There were only 5 combined shots on goal in the first half. Beachwood had 3, Mooney had 2.  As the wind gusted in the second half, Mooney took advantage of going with it.  They scored two goals in two minutes in a quick strike. The first one came from Angel Alvarez in the 51st minute, then just a minute later Mason Janis netted the Cardinals second goal.

Mooney advances to their second state semifinal in three seasons. They’ll square off with Ottawa Hills on Wednesday at 7:00. That game will take place at Sandusky Perkins High School, the host of Ottawa Hills win over United in the regional semifinals.


CANFIELD OH- South Range is on yer another playoff run. That’s become a normal thing in the 25 years of head coach Dan Yeagley’s tenure with the program. The Raiders have advanced to the regional semifinals with a 49-16 drumming of Beachwood.

The Raiders set the tone early, marching down the field on their first drive. After Michael Patrone hit Jake Gehring for a long pass up the middle, Dylan Dominguez capped off the drive with a trip to the endzone from 3 yards out. Later in the half, Luke Blasko bolted for a 46 yard touchdown on a reverse, and then after a turnover Dominguez scampered to a 48 yard touchdown run. Beachwood was keeping afloat, trailing just 21-10 just before halftime. Then Patrone found Luke Crumbacher for a massive 57 yard score to make it 28-10 before the half. The Raiders kept their foot on the gas and outscored the Bison 28-6 in the second half.

South Range now sets their sights on an all to familiar foe. The Raiders will host Crestview, who is coming off a big upset over Garfield. That game is set for Saturday at 7:00.


CLEVELAND, OH- Chaney alumni, former and current teachers, as well as the student body have waited a decade for Cowboy football victory. Their patience, passion, and perseverance were rewarded Friday night as Chaney was victorious over Beachwood 61-20.


The Cowboys did not take long to get the party started, as very similar to last week, they drove straight the field on their opening drive. Quarterback Delshawn Petrosky and running back Migel Burgess took turns totting the rock, with Petrosky capping the drive with a touchdown plunge from inside the 5-yard line. After a quick three and out by the Bison offense, Chaney went right back to the ground game with Migel Burgess, who burst through the defense for a 28 yard run for the second score of the game.


Petrosky made his presence felt on the defensive side as well, picking off Bison quarterback Desmond Horne. It would be the second to last offensive possession for Horne, as he was relieved for Kendyn Wiggins in the second quarter. And it was the second quarter that Chaney exploded in all three phases of the game. It started on special teams; after an offensive possession ended by a costly holding call against the Bison, return man Deron Gilbert took it to the house with an 80-yard punt return that brought the Chaney bench and the entire crowd to its feet. The crowd fed off the energy just as much as the players, they could feel it. They could taste it.


Petrosky began letting it loose as the second quarter rolled on, connecting on two deep touchdown passes, one to Malcolm Lambert for 30 yards and another to Raymond Logan, in which Logan ripped a would-be interception of the cornerback’s hands. Petrosky finished with 74 yards passing and two touchdowns to go along with 39 rushing yards and another touchdown. Burgess was sensational, with only four carries he amassed 46 yards and two touchdowns. The Bison would not be shut out though, as the inserted QB Wiggins, who doubles as a running back and return man, took a kickoff 83 yards to pay dirt and put the first points of the game up for Beechwood. Chaney led 47-6 at the half.


The second half saw mass substitutions come in for Chaney, as Coach Amill looked to give his younger players some valuable playing time. Rayon Carter came in for Petrosky, but the offense still managed to post effective rushing numbers. The Bison defense did tighten up coming out of the locker room, allowing no points. Another deep touchdown pass, this one for the Bison, involved another change at quarterback. Dwight DeVaughn connected with Jeshaun Minter to make it 47-12 after the third.


Despite the change at quarterback for Chaney, the fireworks offensively did not stop. It what might have been the play of the game, on a third down and long, Rayon Carter launched it deep and hit Jason Hewlett for a 72-yard touchdown pass. The sophomore and the freshman celebrated in the endzone as they knew the victory had all but been assured. Patrons and students took to their feet and stood for the remainder of the fourth quarter. A pick-six late by Allen Underwood sealed the deal, and a Gatorade bath for Coach Amill followed. The final score read 61-20, Chaney wins.


Chaney wins, a small but powerful sentence that Cowboy fans waited a decade to hear. The celebration was loud, it was raucous, and it was well deserved. And for anyone who has ever put on a Cowboy uniform, it’s a win that simply means more. It means that Chaney football is back! And they’re ready for all comers.

Final stat lines: Chaney 353 Total Yards, 146 Passing 202 Rushing. 4/10 on 3rd Down. 1 turnover lost. Beechwood 214 Total Yards, 56 Passing 158 Rushing. 0/7 on 3rd Down. 4 turnovers lost.