The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio


August 31, 2013

Geneva turns tables

Eagles avenge 2012 loss to Edgewood

ASHTABULA TOWNSHIP — In the 2012 season opener, it was the Geneva Eagles who moved the ball on the Edgewood Warriors, only to come up without points to show for it, falling, 21-14.

Friday night, the roles were reversed as the Eagles won the turnover battle 5-0 and used the strength of running back Aaron Rossi’s 213 yards to defeat Edgewood 25-13 at Corlew Stadium.

“It’s a game of turnovers, the team that can make positive turnovers is usually going to win and we were able to capitalize on those,” Geneva coach Tony Hassett said. “It definitely is a big win, they got us last year. The kids have worked really hard for this game. Since December they’ve been in the weight room and all that, especially the seniors. They really did play hard.

“It was a tough night to play, it was humid, hot. I thought Edgewood played hard, too. We were able to get our power game going and run the ball.”

The Eagles took advantage of the game’s first miscue when they recovered a fumble on Edgewood’s 20 and converted it into a two-play drive that ended with a 10-yard Rossi touchdown with 6:49 remaining in the first.

That would be the first of two trips to the end zone for Rossi who averaged 7.1 yards per carry on the night.

“I was just feeling great,” the junior said. “The line was blocking, they were making holes for me and I was just running through them.”

Edgewood would come back, though.

Alex Wisnyai connected with Anthonie Magda on a crossing route and Magda outran the Geneva defense, going 67 yards to tie the game at 6 with 36 seconds left in the first.

But, the second quarter belonged to Geneva.

Following a Wisnyai interception, Travis Blake went 30 yards on the very next play to put Geneva up, 13-6.

Then, with 3:35 left in the second, a tipped Wisnyai pass was picked off by Zac Sweat, who took it 70 yards to put the Eagles up 19-6 at the half.

“We had a lot of turnovers, five on the night; two fumbles, three interceptions,” first-year Edgewood coach Josh Franke said. “Can’t blame Alex Wisnyai for two of the interceptions. Tipped pass on the one and the other he’s getting sacked while he’s throwing it and just goes right into someone’s hands. I’ll give him one interception. You gotta give it to Geneva, inside the tackle box they were excellent. They got a lot of pressure.

“Their defensive tackles, No. 5 (Jason Huelskamp) and No. 60 (Matt Kozlowski) are probably the two best defensive tackles we’ll see all year. They’re very quick, they made things

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