Aurora -- After rolling over Orange on the Lions' new artificial turf Sept. 27, the local gridders are looking to a game that could determine who wins the Chagrin Valley Conference Chagrin Division title.
AHS stayed undefeated (5-0) with the 58-28 win over the Lions, while this week's foe -- West Geauga -- is 4-1 overall and tied with Aurora at 2-0 in the CVC after a 25-15 victory over Perry.
The Wolverines beat Painesville Harvey 48-13 in their opening CVC game. They also have beaten Maple Heights, Chardon and Painesville Riverside, while losing a heartbreaker 35-34 to Parma Padua.
Leading a potent offensive attack, West G.'s Abdul Levy has run for five touchdowns in the last two games. Quarterback Connor Krause also is a running threat, having piled up 154 yards and tallied three TDs against Riverside.
"AHS coach Bob Mihalik said it will be battle between two similar teams.
"They'll look to set up the play action pass," he said. "Defensively, they'll give you multiple looks and won't show the same front on back-to-back plays. They try to cause you to simplify your offense.
"We're looking at this game as a chance to get a leg up on the league title. If we win, we're the only remaining undefeated team. We knew at the start of the year the CVC is a five-team race, and this will be a big game in helping us reach our goal."
Meanwhile, Aurora got out to a 21-0 lead after the first quarter and 35-7 at halftime. The locals rushed for 404 yards, with 13 players having at least one carry.
Like the Ravenna game early in the year, the lopsided score gave Aurora an opportunity to get many sideline players into the game in the second half.
AHS scored eight TDs, every one by a different player. Their defense tackled a Lion ball carrier in the endzone for a safety.
Quarterback George Bollas got the scoring started with a 6-yard run. Other rushing touchdowns were by Joe Dinardo (9 yards), Brendan Kimes (one yard), Kirk Janoch (3 yards), Mitch Lackey (9 yards), Patrick Heraghty (43 yards) and Romel Pollard (41 yards).Lackey was the leading rusher with 69 yards on 8 carries.
Bollas connected with Stephen Pigza on an 11-yard TD pass in the second quarter.
"We wanted to establish our running game because we struggled with it against Chagrin Falls," said Mihalik. "We accomplished that and we were able to jump out to a quick start."