There are a few scores that stood out in week 2 of high school football. Here is what I noticed:
North beat Coventry 32-22. That means North is 2-0. North is undefeated after the first two weeks for the first time since 1976. The Vikings are off to this rare start with first-year head coach Ken Johnson leading the way.
Johnson is a 1990 graduate of North who dreamed of becoming head coach at his alma mater one day. After 15 years as an assistant, he got his chance and he's taking advantage of his opportunity. Congratulations to coach Johnson and the Vikings for their good start.
Tallmadge defeated Ellet 17-7. The Blue Devils keep winning but it's not by the margin of victory expected for the Beacon Journal's preseason No. 1 team.
Last week, Tallmadge defeated Cuyahoga Falls 17-14, which raised the question: Is Tallmadge overrated of is Cuyahoga Falls underrated?
Cuyahoga Falls went on to lose to Wadsworth 38-14 in week 2. Click here to watch a really cool behind-the-scenes video of the Cuyahoga Falls-Wadsworth game.
Stow defeated Kent Roosevelt 45-20. The Bulldogs have already matched their 2006 season total for wins by earning a 2-0 start.
Stow beat Kenmore in a rout in week 1. But the Bulldogs did the same thing last year, then went on to finished with a record of 2-8. However, Stow appears to be a much improved team this year. The Bulldogs aren't just winning games, they are thrashing their opponents.
Are there any teams surprising you? Let me know.