Area High School Football Teams Off to Fantastic Starts

Westlake Gridders Cruise to 4-0

Quarterback Sam Brucchieri (5)

The Westlake High football team is off to one of its best starts in recent years.

The Demons advanced to 4-0 this season with a 28-21 win over visiting Normandy last Friday night.

The victory follows three straight decisions over Warrensville Hts, 35-34, Rhodes, 45-18, and Midview, 42-28.

Westlake came from behind against winless Normandy after the Invaders posted an 8-0 lead on the strength of a safety and short TD run.

Cooper Rummel (1)

The Demons found momentum late in the second quarter as 6-5 junior quarterback Sam Brucchieri found tight end Chris Cambell on a one yard touchdown toss. Running Back Matthew Porcelli followed with a one-yard TD in the second quarter to give Westlake the lead.

Normandy came back after the intermission, scoring after a Westlake fumble. But the Demons’ Cooper Rummel came up with an interception and then scored on a 10-yard toss from Brucchieri to give Westlake the lead.  Jake Ostrowski found his  way to the goal line for a fourth quarter Westlak to seal the win.

Traveling to Medina Buckeye this Friday, Westlake will face the also-undefeated Bucks (4-0) in Great Lake Conference play.

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Looking good in the new band uniforms.

Bay is 3-1

The Bay High football team is off to another great start this season. The Rockets stand at 3-1 following last Friday’s 34-0 win over Valley Forge. The Rockets opened the season with wins over Cleveland Central Cathoic, 42-6, and Field, 31-0, before dropping a 21-17 decision to University School.

Bay Band and Cheerleaders were with them all the way!

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Avon Goes to 4-0

The always tough Avon Eagles pushed their record to 4-0 this fall with a 42-6 win over Elyria last Friday. The 8-time SWC champs are off to a terrific start this season by cruising past a trio of tough independent foes. Avon beat Brunswick opening night, 49-7, and then topped Canton McKinley, 28-7, and Div. 1V state champ Glenville, 24-16. This week they face undefeated SWC foe North Ridgeville.

Shoremen with the “W”

Thank you to Kopf Builders for sponsoring the Fireworks Show and the entire Avon Lake community for support of Avon Lake’s student athletes including football players, cheerleaders, trainers and amazing Band!! Friday’s fireworks capped a great 24-7 win over Berea-Midpark as the Shoremen rolled to 3-1 this season.

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