The Cuyahoga Falls football team is still basking in the glow of its 31-0 victory over Barberton on Friday to kick off the 2012 season.
Senior quarterback Joe Repasky had a night to remember with two passing touchdowns and one rushing touchdown to lead the Black Tigers to their first Week 1 home victory in 10 years.
Junior Drake Reid and senior Brandon Frase both had a touchdown reception for Falls, which is led by fifth-year coach Mike Miller.
Senior Devin Speicher added a touchdown via an interception return.
Falls hosts Garfield on Friday night.
Ballinger leads Kenmore
Coach Ed Peltz guided the Kenmore football team to a win over Parma Normandy at Byers Field on Thursday, the second consecutive opening win for the Cardinals.
Kenmore senior DeSean Ballinger rushed for his third touchdown of the game as time expired in the fourth quarter to tie the score at 24-24. Senior Deon’tae Moore then converted the point after kick to give the Cardinals a 25-24 victory.
Cardinals senior Justin Jones returned a kickoff 95 yards for a touchdown during the third quarter.
Ellet and Garfield joined Kenmore to give the City Series three wins in Week 1. Buchtel, East, Firestone and North all lost their opening games.
Kenmore plays at Norton on Friday night.
Hoban’s Donohue commits
Archbishop Hoban senior Meghan Donohue has announced she will continue her academic and basketball career at Siena College in Loudonville, N.Y.
Donohue, a 6-foot-2 center, averaged 9.7 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game as a junior. She was named to the All-North Coast League first-team and was a Division II All-Northeast Inland District honorable mention.
Donohue played a key role for a Knights team that finished with a 19-4 overall record and was runner-up in the Lake Division II District.
A night of firsts in Canton
Saturday night turned into a fun night of firsts at Fawcett Stadium for Canton McKinley coach Todd Filtz and sophomore quarterback Eric Glover-Williams.
With McKinley’s 34-28 Week 1 victory over visiting Walsh Jesuit, Filtz registered his first win as Bulldogs coach and Glover-Williams notched his first triumph as a varsity starting quarterback.
“A lot has changed,” said Glover-Williams, who played as a running back last year.
“I have to learn how to run and throw the ball better. I have just been working on that a lot.”
Filtz, 29, made his McKinley debut after coaching Maple Heights for four seasons, which included a Division II state championship in 2010. He graduated from and played at Steubenville High School (2001) and Muskingum College (2005).
“It was a dream come true coming out here and coaching Canton McKinley to my first victory here with them,” Filtz said. “The atmosphere was electric. Our fans were great and our band was on fire along with the student section. It was a full effort. It wasn’t just the team that was on the field.”
Glover-Williams accounted for four of McKinley’s touchdowns, three rushing and one passing.
“Eric is a great player,” Filtz said. “He is going to continue to get better every practice and every game. Eric is just a sophomore. I think sometimes people forget that about him. He has three years in this system and we are very excited about him.”
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