This will be the 20th meeting in football between Barberton and Hoban and the second time the squads have met in the playoffs. The Magics hold a 10-9 advantage historically. The two programs squared-off regularly from 1958 though 1976, a portion of which time they both competed in the rugged NEO Conference. The series was fairly even from 1958-70 (DNP in 1966-68) before the Magics reeled-off six straight wins from 1971-76. The Knights have won the last three match-ups; 2013, 2014 and the D2 R5 Final in 2017.
I'm guessing Hoban continues to roll, by at least 3 TD's. No one has been able to stop Sperling all season (still had 157 yards and 2 TD's against St. Edward) and Hoban just has too many ways to beat most teams.