The Eagles defensive front came up big in a number of key moments Friday evening, forcing two turnovers during a 24-14 win that locked up a share of the Southwestern Conference championship for the fourth straight year.
Avon (9-0, 8-0) also clinched a home playoff game in the Division II, Region 6 playoffs, according to JoeEitel.com, and has a chance to win the SWC outright should it defeat Amherst in Week 10. The Bulldogs fell to 7-2 overall and 6-2 in the conference but control their destiny for a playoff spot in Region 6.
“The story they’re writing about themselves is pretty special and I’m very proud of them,” Avon coach Mike Elder said. “We have six starters lost for the year and then some guys were in and out of the lineup and lost guys tonight in the middle of this game. It’s just been one of those years where guys have had to step up.
“Nobody is going to feel sorry for Avon, including Avon, but it does take an emotional toll when you lose your friends and guys who have done all the work we do in the offseason. It’s why I get a little frustrated when people take it for granted because this is really hard to accomplish.”
To continue reading this article from the Elyria Chronicle click HERE