CLEVELAND — Perry and Kirtland entered their respective regional semifinal matchups with unbeaten records and high expectations to keep their seasons alive.
Both teams lived up to those expectations on Saturday night.
The Pirates trounced Cuyahoga Valley Christian Academy, 37-14, in Division IV action while the Hornets stung Canfield South Range, 38-7, in a Division V showdown.
Perry was paced by senior quarterback Drew Schiano and junior running back Jaylen Anderson. Schiano tossed three of his four touchdown passes to Anderson by help the Pirates eclipse 30 points for the 12th time in as many tries.
Kirtland raced to its 11th regional final appearance in 12 years thanks to senior running back Luke Gardner, who scampered for four touchdowns.
Perry will meet Poland Seminary next weekend; Kirtland awaits Akron Manchester.