SALEM, Ohio (WKBN) – Led by its usual dominating defense, Warren JFK defeated Mogadore, 16-3, on Saturday in a second round playoff matchup in Salem.
The Eagles — whose defense allowed just 125 total yards — improved to 11-1 and advance to face St. Paul (12-0) next weekend.
JFK took a 9-3 halftime lead, keyed by Greg Valent’s 32-yard TD pass to Jacob Coates with just 1:09 left in the second quarter.
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The Eagles actually led 2-0 in the first quarter when it forced a safety after pinning Mogadore on its 1 yard-line. They then missed two field goals (32 and 40 yards) and Mogadore made a 28-yard field goal to take a 3-2 lead midway through the second quarter.
JFK added to its lead in the fourth quarter when Ross Nocera scored on a 19-yard TD run with just over a minute remaining to ice the contest.
Evan Boyd paced the Eagles with 87 yards on 22 rushes, while Valent completed 8 of 14 passes for 95 yards, a TD and an interception.