Shaker Heights, Ohio — Senior quarterback Jamir Dismukes threw for 195 yards and four touchdowns as the Red Raiders opened up their 2017 campaign with a 41-6 victory over the Shaw Cardinals.
Dismukes got things started early with a 15-yard touchdown pass to senior wide receiver Billy Dunn Jr. to put the Red Raiders up 7-0 early in the first. Dismukes would throw his second later in the quarter when senior wide receiver Micah Hills made an impressive one-handed catch in the endzone on fourth down.
Shaw would pick up their only points of the ball game when senior running back/linebacker Ra’Man Jackson picked up a fumble and took it 20 yards to the end zone.
Dismukes would add to the Red Raider lead late in the first half by finding Billy Dunn Jr. for his second touchdown, this also from 15 yards.
In the third quarter, Micah Hills caught a 4 yard touchdown pass, and on the next defensive possession, returned an interception 45 yards to pad the Shaker Heights lead to 34-6.
Junior Kenai Cooper would add a touchdown with less than two minutes remaining for the final margin.
Dismukes went 15 for 25 through the air, hitting Micah Hills eight times for 79 yards and two touchdowns.
In a losing effort, Shaw senior Ra’Man Jackson carried the ball 11 times for 43 yards, and junior William Eatmon went 3 of 9 from passing for 53 yards and an interception.
Shaker Heights (1-0) hosts John Adams on Sept. 2.
Shaw (0-1) hosts Detroit East English on Sept. 1.