Josh Hartman | Managing Editor
The Avon football squad was “On the Road Again” for Western night as they took a visit up north to Fishers, Indiana. Looking for their first win of the season, the Orioles were taking on the undefeated Hamilton Southeastern Royals that showed many threats to the Avon offense and defense.
The Royals’ offense was firing on all cylinders as they were up 13-0 less than five minutes into the game. After another failed drive by the Avon offense, HSE would take the ball down the field to score again, making the lead 20-0. It was all Royals after one quarter but the Avon offense was driving down the field. However, early into the second quarter, the Oriole offense would fail on a fourth down conversion to give HSE the ball back. The Royals, once again, attacked Avon with the run and scored their fourth and final rushing touchdown of the night making it 27-0.
On the very next play, HSE kicked it off to Avon, who would fumble the ball, giving it back to the Royals at the Oriole 25-yard line. Two passing touchdowns later, and HSE was going into the halftime break with a 40-0 lead. The Orioles could not find the endzone until just under three minutes left in the third quarter, as junior running back Jaiden Jones trotted into the endzone for six points. Senior Carson Holmer’s point after attempt was successful, making it 40-7 after three quarters of play. In the middle of the fourth quarter, sophomore quarterback Easton Fincher dotted a pass to sophomore wide receiver Jace Hurd to make the score 40-13 after a bad snap on the extra point attempt.
The clock in the fourth quarter hit all zeroes with the score still at 40-13 and Avon would drop another game, making them 0-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play. Another conference opponent comes to town this Friday, September 10th, as the Orioles host their archrival, the 2-1 Brownsburg Bulldogs.