HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL: AVON SCORES 77 BUT NEEDS BIG PLAY ON DEFENSE TO HOLD OFF BEREA-MIDPARK, SHARE SWC TITLE

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    KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE Avon High School’s Mark Steinmetz (39) carries the ball in for a touchdown and avoids being tackled by Berea-Midpark High School’s Luke Wolak (25) and Ryan Rivera (33) on Friday night, October 26.

     

     

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KRISTIN BAUER / CHRONICLE Avon High School’s Ryan Maloy (5) carries the ball as Berea-Midpark High School’s Cameron Siggers (74) looks to make the tackle on Friday night, October 26.

 

AVON — Even though Avon put up a staggering amount of yards on offense Friday night, it was a defensive play and a special teams surprise that turned the tide in a 77-47 Southwestern Conference win over Berea-Midpark at Joe Firment Stadium.

The Eagles (9-1, 8-1 SWC) rolled up 770 yards, but had trouble stopping quarterback Trevor Byczinski and the Titans’ passing attack in the first half.

Early in the second quarter, after a Nick Perusek 3-yard touchdown run gave Avon a 21-14 lead, Eagles coach Mike Elder rolled the dice.

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