Josh Hartman | Sports Editor
It was a homecoming to remember on Friday, September 25 as our varsity football team welcomed the Fishers Tigers to town. Our Orioles looked to use the momentum they gained from week five’s big win at Franklin Central to try and build up a winning streak.
The scoring for Avon was immediate as senior quarterback Henry Hesson hit senior receiver Remington Gall with a pass for the first points of the game three minutes in. But Fishers marched right back down the field to tie it up 7-7. Avon was not going to back down as they went right back down the field with Hesson throwing another touchdown pass. This time to senior receiver Wallace Stovall. Senior Carmelo Mitchell would tack on a 73-yard rushing touchdown to end the first quarter and our Orioles had the lead 21-7 after 12 minutes of play. Avon looked hot with no sign of cooling down as the defense produced a stop on Fishers’ next offensive drive forcing a punt. Avon would take the ball back and Hesson would hit junior Joe Hall for his third passing touchdown of the night. By the time halftime hit, the score was 42-14 Avon. The Orioles would end up coming away with the win 49-14 and now hold a winning streak of two games.
Everything went right for our Orioles on Friday with Hall, Mitchell, and Gall all having two touchdowns, and Stovall having one. Avon must keep building this confidence during practice this week as they travel to Westfield on Friday, October 2nd and play a red hot 5-1 Shamrock team, who is coming off a one-point win against Brownsburg and currently hold first place in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference. Kickoff’s at 7:00 at the Riverview Health Stadium in Westfield.
Photos by Josh Hartman