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October 27, 2012

Orioles still kicking

TERRE HAUTE — Avon kicker Nyles Edwards had been in this situation before during Week 1 action against Hamilton Southeastern.

Sort of.

Edwards booted a 25-yard field goal to give Avon a 17-14 win over the Royals with six seconds remaining after HSE called a timeout to ice him.

Last night’s 43-yard game-winning field goal came as time was winding down and the unit had rushed onto the field after a sack on the ensuing play. Edwards kicked his longest field goal of the season through the uprights as time expired, keeping Avon’s postseason alive with a 16-14 stunner over the Terre Haute North Patriots.

“It let me know I had done it before and I believed in myself and knew I could do it again,” Edwards said of his Week 1 kick. “I thought it was going to be an easy chip shot and then it turned out to be my longest field goal of the year. I was like ‘I just got to go out there and hit it solid and it will go in.’”

As the collective crowd on both sides held their breath, Edwards’ kick went up high and cleared the crossbar with a few yards to spare.

Avon coach Mark Bless praised his team afterwards, talking to the Orioles about practicing a situation that came to fruition in the most important game of their season.

However, after a botched PAT on Avon’s second touchdown of the night, having everyone shake off that attempt and refocus when the contest was on the line was satisfying for Bless.

“It was nice that unit and Nyles had the chance to hit the game-winner,” Bless said. “We practice that every Thursday and count them down and they know where to get lined up.”

After a scoreless first quarter, Avon’s Derrick Tennant capped off an 11-play, 55-yard drive with a 3-yard touchdown run with 3:35 left in the first half.

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