Eagles outscore Vikings, improve to 4-1

AJ DiOrio scores three times in 34-6 victory

Posted 10/9/21

Running back AJ DiOrio scored three touchdowns and helped the Barrington High School football team defeat Rogers, 34-6, on Friday night. The Eagles improved to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in D-II …

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Eagles outscore Vikings, improve to 4-1

AJ DiOrio scores three times in 34-6 victory

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Sophomore running back AJ DiOrio scored three touchdowns and helped the Barrington High School football team defeat Rogers, 34-6, on Friday night. The Eagles improved to 4-1 overall and 3-1 in D-II standings.

Barrington’s defense played well throughout the game, and stopped the Vikings on three straight plays to open the first quarter. James DiGiacomo blasted through the Rogers’ line and sacked the quarterback on a key third down play, forcing the Vikings to punt.

The Eagles’ offense took over in good field position and powered down the field behind long runs from senior Bryan Ivatts and DiOrio. Sophomore quarterback Alex McClelland handed off to DiOrio who capped the drive with a seven-yard touchdown run, and Will Hopkins kicked the extra point giving the Eagles a 7-0 lead.

Rogers responded with a long scoring drive on its next possession, but Barrington expanded its lead early in the second quarter when quarterback James Anderson pitched to DiOrio who sprinted past the Vikings’ secondary for a long touchdown run. 

Leading 14-6, Barrington’s defense continued to clamp down on the Rogers offense. Senior linebacker Adam Gravelle led the charge for Barrington’s defense with a number of tackles. 

Barrington took over possession and marched down the field. Anderson kept the drive alive with a key run on fourth and eight, picking up nine yards and a first down. A few plays later, DiOrio ran for his third touchdown of the night, plowing into the end zone from a yard out.

The Eagles led 20-6 at halftime, and neither team scored in the third quarter. Both squads turned the ball over with fumbles. Barrington’s Jake Zimmerman blocked a punt late in the quarter, giving the Eagles’ offense good field position.

At the start of the fourth quarter, Barrington's Braeden Flaherty carried the ball for a long pickup and then capped the drive with a short touchdown run. 

The Eagles’ final touchdown came on a “pick-six” when Ben Ptaszek hauled in a Rogers’ pass and ran untouched 32 yards for the score. 

Barrington will travel to Coventry next Friday night, Oct. 15, for a 7 p.m. game. The Oakers are 3-1 overall and 2-1 in the division.

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