It can be hard to keep up with all the sports games and news that happens over a busy weekend, until now. Catch up on all Chagrin sports from over the weekend with the second-weekend sports update.
Chagrin Falls Football 40, Painesville Harvey Red Raiders 21
The Tigers hoped to continue a winning streak as they traveled up to Painesville to take on the Red Raiders. The Tigers started off the scoring as senior Sean Cusack threw a 33-yard touchdown pass to junior wide receiver Cam Owen, capitalizing off of sophomore Xavier Perez’s fumble recovery.
Senior Mick Lawrence ran through the Raider defense for the entirety of the game en route to another multiple touchdown game. The offensive line, led by senior Ralph Barone, opened up holes for Lawrence leading to over 300 yards of total offense in the game.
“I felt really good that whole game, we needed guys to step up with [senior,Henry] Woofter out, and I felt like our whole o-line stepped up,” said Barone.
At halftime, the Tigers had sprinted out to a 26-0 lead thanks to a strong defensive stand before the half. Still, the Tigers didn’t let up in the second half.
Lawrence and sophomore Dawson Pierce each collected a second-half touchdown to put the Tiger scoring at a season high of 40 points.
The Red Raiders refused to give up, as junior Devon Holbert scored two garbage-time touchdowns to bring the game to the final score of 40-21.
The Tigers hope to continue their winning streak this Friday at home against West Geauga.
Chagrin XC @ Portage Invitational
The cross country team took a long drive up to Portage, MI to race in the Portage Invitational.
The event had over 950 runners racing on Saturday. Even with 603 boys racing, three Tigers all finished in the top 100. Seniors Duncan Taber, Marshall Sadowski, and junior Ty Feeney finished in 75, 77, and 85 respectively. Taber lead the way with a time of 17:20.36. The boys’ team ultimately finished in 22nd place for the event.
“It was a really great experience to travel up to Michigan to run. Considering how many people ran, I’m pretty proud of how our team did and had a lot of fun running,” said Sadowski.
The Lady Tigers also took their talents up North to race. In a race with 372 participants, the lady Tigers landed three top 75 finishes. Senior Cat Coffey, led the way for the Tigers with a sub-20 minute time, landing her in the 33 spot for the race. Junior Hannah Clark and Kat Lechman anchored down the top three for Chagrin with 58 and 65 place finishes.
The Tigers look to capitalize off another successful race as they look forward to the state tournament.
Image courtesy of Niah Johnson