HUNTING VALLEY — Shaker Heights’ high-powered offense picked up right where it left off last season, scoring 40 points in the first half and cruising to a 54-27 road win over University School in the season opener.
Talented tailback Ramses Owens only ran the ball eight times, but he shredded the Preppers’ defense for 175-yards and three touchdowns.
Shaker’s new signal caller Brian Jones was very efficient in his first start, completing 9 of 11 passes for 168-yards and two touchdowns.
Two-way star Odell Spencer had two catches for 56-yards and also returned an interception 96-yards for a touchdown.
University School QB John Gannon threw for one touchdown and ran for another in the loss.
Shaker Heights (1-0) hosts Cleveland JFK (0-1) next Saturday, while University School (0-1) travels to Bedford (1-0) on Friday night.
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