Aurora football is headed back to the Division II state final four.
A big night from junior quarterback George Bollas led the Greenmen to a 34-14 win over Chardon Nov. 16 in the Division II, Region 5 regional final game at Twinsburg Tiger Stadium.
Bollas had 250 yards and four touchdowns rushing, along with going 6-of-8 for 76 yards through the air.
Aurora outrushed Chardon 352-253, despite the Hilltoppers operating from a run-heavy wing-T offense.
The Greenmen (12-1) will play Toledo Central Catholic Nov. 23 in Division I state semifinal game. The site of game will be announced Sunday. Toledo Central Catholic defeated Avon 42-14 Nov. 16.
Aurora opened the game with a 20-play, 97-yard drive which took 9:28 off the clock. Bollas capped the drive with a three-yard touchdown run. After a Chardon fumble, Bollas turned a pass play into a 53-yard scramble for a touchdown.
Chardon cut the lead to 13-7 at halftime and briefly took a 14-13 lead midway through third quarter.
However, Aurora closed out the contest with 21 unanswered points.
First, Bollas answered with the touchdown with a 55-yard touchdown with 4:35 left in the third quarter. The two-point conversion attempt failed.
Then, Bollas broke loose again for a 38-yard touchdown early in the fourth quarter. Kirk Janoch then ran in a reverse to make the two-point conversion to make it 27-14.
Aurora iced the game with 4:36 left in game. On a fourth-and-one play, running back Jake McVay swept right and ran in a 24-yard touchdown, making it 34-14.
For more on the game, see the Nov. 21 edition of the Aurora Advocate.