By Sean Duffy
Barberton, OH– It is week 6 in the 2017 High School Football Season, and many teams are jockeying for positions both in their conferences and in the playoff picture. Our week 6 game of the week features two teams who want to take control of their destiny in the Suburban American conference as well as make a case for the playoffs as the Aurora Greenmen travel to Barberton to face the Magics.
The first quarter was a off to a fast start for the Magics as Senior QB Zane Ries scored on an 82 yd TD run give Barberton a 7-0 lead. Barberton was on the March late in the first quarter until a strip sack from Aurora stalled the Magics drive. Aurora could not take advantage of the turnover thanks to a great performance by the Barberton Defense. The first quarter ended with Barberton leading 7-0.
The Defenses on both sides were the story of the 2nd quarter. Aurora’ s Defense was able to keep Ries and favorite targets RB Keye Thompson and WR Garrett Turnbaugh. Barberton’s Defensive unit was able to dominate Greenmen offense, and put points up on the board thanks to a 37 yd interception return for a TD from linebacker Malcolm Boyd. The first half ended with Barberton leading 14-0.
Barberton opened the 3rd quarter with an 80 yd drive that was punctuated by a 14 yd TD pass from Ries to Garrett Turnbaugh, Barberton lead 21-0 to end the 3rd quarter.
The fourth quarter would start with Aurora threatening deep in Magic territory, but an interception by Turnbaugh stalled the scoring opportunity. Turnbaugh was hauling in another TD Pass from Ries, this time for 27 yds. Barberton’s lead swelled to 27-0. Magics RB Jeff Parker added another TD for Barberton the lead now 34-0. Aurora was able to get on the board late in the 4th quarter with a 65 yd TD Run fron Drew McVay, But it was too little too late for the Greenmen who fell to the Magics with the final score 34-7.
Aurora Falls to 2-4 overall and 1-1 in the conference. They travel to Highland in week 7 .
Barberton is 6-0 and 3-0 in the conference. They were led by QB Zane Ries who finished with 2 passing TDs and a rushing TD. The player of the game was Garrett Turnbaugh who ha 2 TD receptions and a drive stopping interception. The Magics will host St. Vincent-St. Mary in Week 7.