Everything went Independence’s way in the early goings of its Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division showdown with Berkshire. The Blue Devils built a two-score lead then fought off the Badgers the rest of the way in a 38-35 victory.
Isaac Pettway returned the opening kickoff 79 yards for a touchdown and Wickliffe never looked back in a 40-6 win over visiting Independence in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division opener for both schools.
Kirtland racked up 510 yards of offense and had six different players find the end zone in a 58-6 win over visiting Cardinal in the Chagrin Valley Conference Valley Division opener for both teams on Friday.
Athletes from Cardinal, Chagrin Falls, Cornerstone Christian Academy, Geneva, Independence, Mentor, Riverside and Wickliffe have been named the Varsity Travel Players of the Week for the week ending Sept. 2.