When I said that the Copley Indians success would be on their standout running back Aregeros Turner shoulders. That was the case when they played the John F. Kennedy Fighting Eagles. Turner couldn’t be stopped as he ran wild and helped the Indians take the 54-22 victory.
The Indians started the game out quickly as they rushed to a 21-0 lead at the end of the first quarter. It just kept going as they continued to score as they led by 40 at the half. In the third quarter, they added 14 more points as they lead 54-0
The fourth quarter did belong to the Fighting Eagles as they scored all 22 points. By then, the Indians had the game already well in hand. The Indians outgained the Fighting Eagles 313-238 and the Indians’ defense also recovered a fumble for a touchdown as well as recording a safety.
Turner was the player of the game as he rushed for 114 yards and scored 4 touchdowns. He also caught a pass for 28 yards that went for a touchdown as well. The touchdown runs he had were of 12, 8, 25 and 36. With a game like that, it is hard to critique him. I would like to see him rush for more yards, but when you are up as big as they were, you don’t want him to get hurt.
What I was really surprised by this game was how well their defense played. I don’t think the Fighting Eagles have the greatest offense or defense, but I do think they are a solid team. The defense really surprised me with putting points on the board to help them and to help create a total team effort and victory. I would like to see them finish out the game as strong as they started it, but as stated, it is difficult to stay excited in a game like this and when the second string is in. I want to see how they do against a tough opponent and if they rise to the challenge for a full game.
Turner and the Indians will look to keep rolling as they will play against the 0-1 Firestone Falcons. The Falcons were destroyed by the GlenOak Golden Eagles 44-7.
The Fighting Eagles will travel to the 0-1 Shaker Heights Red Raiders. The Red Raiders came up short against the Solon Comets 24-21.