SALEM, OH- In a game that, for a little over 3 quarters, was a little closer than The Salem faithful would have liked, the Quakers were able to pull away late and get a win over Akron Kenmore-Garfield Friday night 32-18. As the Quakers continue to look towards a potential week 11 and beyond, this victory goes a long way in the computer rankings.
Salem was once again led by freshman quarterback Jackson Johnson, making his 2nd career start. On the night he would go 20-28 for 195 yards and 4 touchdowns against 2 interceptions. Against a tough front for the Golden Rams which made running the ball difficult, the Quakers relied on Johnson who threw 2 touchdown passes to both Niko Walter and Anthony DiMuzio. Salem was also helped by the D who forced 3 turnovers on the game, including an interception late by Dillon Monroy which ended a Golden Ram drive.
Salem moves to 7-2 on the year and sets up a big week 10 matchup against rival West Branch at home at Sebo Stadium next Saturday 11/2 at 7:00.
*Story contributed by YSN’s Jerrod Niederhiser