CAMPBELL — The matchup between John F. Kennedy and Campbell was a key game for two teams that went into Friday night’s contest with identical 3-2 records.
It was a defensive battle for a majority of the evening, as the Eagles held a 6-0 lead going into halftime, but they ultimately held on following a fourth-quarter charge by the Red Devils to win 20-12 and improve their record to 4-2.
For Kennedy coach Jeff Bayuk, Friday night’s game was one in which he faced some old friends on the Campbell sideline.
“Well, I really dreaded this game ever since coach (Mickey) Sikora got the job,” he said. “Those guys are my best friends.”
Bayuk spent a number of years coaching with members of the Red Devils staff at Hubbard and Campbell itself, and he’s proud of the progress Campbell has been making this season.
The All-American Conference is an OHSAA-sanctioned league, created in 2008 as the result of the merger between the Trumbull Athletic Conference and the Metro Athletic Conference in Ohio. The league has 21 different member schools, with 17 sports offered throughout fall, winter and spring sports seasons.