GRANBY — The East Newton Patriots will probably always remember Aurora junior Logan Lauffer, even though it would be better if they forgot him after his performance Friday night at Don Johnston Stadium.

GRANBY — The East Newton Patriots will probably always remember Aurora junior Logan Lauffer, even though it would be better if they forgot him after his performance Friday night at Don Johnston Stadium.
Lauffer, a 5-foot-10, 155-pound split back and defensive back, had a career night in the first quarter alone and helped Aurora to a 34-6 lead after one quarter en route to a 52-25 win for the 2-2 Houn’ Dawgs. East Newton dropped to 0-4.
All told, Lauffer generated four touchdowns and 270 total yards.
In that epic first quarter, Lauffer caught a 42-yard touchdown pass on the game’s third play, scored on a 49-yard TD pass right after East Newton answered with a long kickoff return for TD, returned an interception for a touchdown, and returned a fumble for a touchdown.
East Newton’s only points of the first came on Dustin McDermott’s 84-yard kickoff return.
Aurora took a 46-13 halftime lead after a pair of scores in the second quarter, while East Newton again scored on a big play by McDermott, this one through the air.
It was a big night for McDermott, who caught his second TD pass of the night in the second half, albeit one definitely overshadowed by Lauffer’s performance and Aurora’s big early lead.
Justus Palmeri’s 4-yard TD run accounted for East Newton’s other score.
East Newton — 0-4 overall, 0-3 Big 8 — returns to action Friday against county and conference rival Seneca, who comes in with a 4-0 record after consecutive wins over Osage, McDonald County, and Mount Vernon, teams that were unbeaten entering their games against the Indians.