Timken and Alliance are in their third straight district final, though, Aviators seek first district title since 1982. Lake seeks first-ever district title. Jackson looks to continue 16-game winning streak and snap tourney losing streak to Timken.
They sustained long drives. They broke off big plays. They played solid defense. The Hubbard Eagles showed visiting Marlington exactly how they rolled through the regular season unbeaten, beating the Dukes 42-14 in a Division III, Region 7 quarterfinal Friday night.
George Bollas’ 22-yard touchdown run with 1:07 left lifted the Greenmen to a 24-21 win over the Leopards on Friday in a Division III, Region 7 quarterfinal. The Kent State recruit drove Aurora 68 yards in less than two minutes and into a second round matchup with Hubbard.
Friday’s Division III, Region 7 quarterfinal at Hubbard will be Marlington’s seventh postseason game since 2009. The Dukes are making their fourth playoff appearance in the last five years. Prior to head coach Ed Miley’s arrival in 2007, they made the playoffs just twice.
How a state panel of sports writers and broadcasters rates Ohio high school football teams in the eighth weekly Associated Press poll of 2013, by OHSAA divisions, with won-lost record and total points (first-place votes in parentheses):
Offensive fireworks are nothing new to Canton South and Alliance. Especially Aviators quarterback Kordelle Phillips.
Phillips threw for three touchdowns, ran for two more and had an interception as he helped Alliance score the final 15 points of the game in its 35-21 NBC win over the Wildcats.