After two straight weeks of offensive struggles, Woodridge football rediscovered its passing game in a big Friday at Akron Springfield.
Bulldogs quarterback Andrew Mekeal went 23-of-30 for 283 yards and four touchdowns, leading Woodridge to a 40-15 rout of the Spartans in the Portage Trail Conference Metro Division opener for both teams.
Woodridge (2-2, 1-0) in the Metro Division) put 34 unanswered points to start the game and finished with a 419-199 edge in total offense
The Bulldogs also got touchdown runs frorm Ben Lahoski (6 yards) and Haniel Fanka (1 yard) in the win. Woodridge will play its fourth straight road game next week when it travels to Norton at 7 p.m.
In its Suburban League National Conference, Cuyahoga Falls gave North Royalton a game before the Bears pulled away late to score a 42-20 win.
Falls (2-2, 0-1 In the National Conference) will host Twinsburg next Friday at 7 p.m.
Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy opened PAC-7 Friday in successful fashion, as the Royals scored a 37-20 win over Wooster Triway at home.
CVCA (3-1, 1-0 in the PAC) trailed 20-17 in the third quarter, but scored 20 unanswered points, thanks to a 91-yard kickoff return from Austen Williams, a 35-yard pick six interception and a 45-yard touchdown run by quarterback Michael Bevington.
CVCA finished with a 199-85 edge in rushing yards. The Royals will travel to Fairless Friday at 7 p.m.
Meanwhile, Walsh Jesuit’s trip to New York Friday proved to be a bit of a tough one, as the Warriors lost 36-7 to St. Francis in suburban Buffalo.
The Red Raiders shut Walsh out in the second half, as the Warriors dropped to 0-4. Walsh will travel to Cleveland Heights next Friday at 7 p.m.