• Dr. Herpy

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— What: CVC Chagrin Division game
— When: 7 p.m., Friday
— Where: Veterans Stadium
— Records: Kenston 7-2 (5-1 CVC Chagrin), Aurora 8-1 (5-1)
— What to watch: This game is for at least a share of the CVC Chagrin Division title. The winner is guaranteed that, and might get an outright title should Perry defeat third co-leader Chagrin Falls.

Playoffs are something else to keep an eye on. Aurora needs a win to be playoff-bound, and Kenston might, too.

Aurora flexed its muscles on both sides of the ball in a 38-0 win over Harvey, outgaining the Red Raiders, 367-123. Quarterback George Bollas, a Kent State recruit, is one of the better dual-threat quarterbacks around. He ran for 110 and threw for 50 last week.

Kenston got an emotional win last week over West Geauga, 38-24. Running back Pedro Velasco ran for 134 yards. Quarterback Parker Gdula   threw for only 63, but is capable of a 200-yard game at any time.
Two keys for Kenston are emotion and run defense. Can the Bombers amp up the emotion a second straight week? That shouldn’t be a problem. After all, a conference title and a playoff berth are on the line.

Run defense will be big. West Geauga piled up 236 yards on the ground last week. The Bombers will need tighter defense than that on Bollas to emerge victorious.