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SALEM OH- In a matchup that usually features points galore, the Quakers and Aviators battled to a uncharacteristically low score, with the Quakers coming out on top 20-13 at Sebo Stadium.

It looked like it it would stick with the trend with alliance scoring within the first 3 minutes of the game on a 9 yard touchdown but Kayden Davis and another in the second to take a 13-7 lead over the Quakers at the Intermission. The young Salem defense came to play and held the Aviators to just 6 points the rest of the way (all in the first half) en route to victory.
The Quakers took control of the game to start the second half on a beautiful reverse on the opening kick off between Blaize Exline and Jax Booth. The return set up a 2 yard touchdown score by Jackson Johnson, who followed that up 2 minutes later with another to give the Quakers a 20-13 lead.
The young defense, which has had its ups and downs all season, applied the pressure to the Alliance backfield through the second half coming up with sacks and hurries, led by John Kidd, Divine Allah, and company, at the perfect time to stall Aviator drives, and preserve the victory.
The Quakers (3-3) play host to a familiar foe from their days in the MAC in Struthers, next week in the first round of the State Playoffs at Sebo Stadium.
*Contributed by YSN’s Jarrod Niederhiser

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