The Kenmore football team enters Week 2 of the 2016 football season feeling pretty good after a season-opening win.

Kenmore will visit Norton on Friday after a 20-8 victory over visiting Cleveland East Tech on Saturday with offensive coordinator Nick Pappas in charge. Coach Kemp Boyd will return to the Cardinals sidelines this week after serving a one-game suspension after being ejected for arguing a referee’s call during Kenmore’s final game of 2015 against Buchtel.

Against East Tech, Kenmore quarterback Qwalin Oden completed 14-of-23 passes for 115 yards and two touchdowns. Jerome Hall and Andre Skinner each had a touchdown reception for the Cardinals, and Javere Salter rushed for a touchdown. Skinner finished with 11 rushes and 62 yards.

Thut’s big night

Crestwood defeated host West Branch 39-26 in Week 1 with Logan Thut leading the Red Devils charge.

Thut ran 24 times for 310 yards and three touchdowns. He also had one reception for 11 yards, and totaled eight tackles and three pass breakups.

Couple of Devils

Brunswick Blue Devils cross country runners Andre Bollam-Godbott and Felicia Pasadyn each placed first in their respective races Saturday at the GlenOak Golden Eagle Invitational.

Bollam-Godbott won the boys race in 15:48.7, and Pasadyn won the girls race in 18:43.6

Louisville placed first in the 24-team boys field with 42 points. Jackson, St. Ignatius, Brecksville, Tuslaw and Warren Howland rounded out the top six.

Louisville’s Zach Fresenko (16:01.4), Noah Chaplik (16:12.8) and Noah Murray (16:13.3) placed second, third and fourth, respectively, in the boys race. Nick Chaplik and Logan Ison also figured in the scoring for the Leopards.

Twinsburg won the 22-team girls field with 108 points. GlenOak, Jackson, Highland, Gilmour Academy and St. Vincent-St. Mary rounded out the top six teams.

Jackson’s Kayla Chapman (18:57.2) and Highland’s Annamarie DiGiacobbe (19:05.6) posted the second- and third-best times in the girls race. The scoring runners for Twinsburg were Alyssa Deeds, Makenzie Hartman, Emily O’Connor, Morgan Kelley and Rebecca Mold.

Falcons on the links

Firestone boys golf coach Dave Milo said 2016 graduates Sam DiMeo and Brian Schultz will continue their careers on the links in college.

DiMeo is set to play golf at Walsh University, and Schultz will compete at John Carroll University.

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