“That gave us a lot of momentum and got our kids jacked up at halftime,” Comer said. “Unfortunately, we only played two quarters tonight. I guess that’s not a surprise since we had two great days of practice and two really average days, and that’s being kind.”
A 35-yard run by Schall set Edwards up for a 24-yard field goal for the only points of the third quarter, and Peters scored from a yard out to give Avon a 27-13 lead early in the fourth. The TD was set up by a 45-yard reception by Cress Kimbrough, who weaved his way through multiple defenders before being dragged down at the 1-yard line.
“Cress is our playmaker and he’s able to run good routes and has good hands,” Bless said. “Obviously on that play he showed what he can do.”
Nick Handlon blocked a Brownsburg punt on the next possession, and Tennant followed with a 7-yard TD run. Three plays later, Joe Belden tipped a pass by freshman quarterback Hunter Johnson, pulled it down and charged 12 yards for a TD that set off a team-wide celebration.
“I batted it, looked up, caught it and felt someone on my back, but just kept going,” Belden said.
Belden said that after last week’s heartbreaking defeat against Fishers in the final moments, and with some online motivation, Avon was ready Friday night.
“It was a great win because they’re our rivals, and some were tweeting us on Twitter saying how they were going to beat us and that we were soft,” he said. “I think we came out and showed them who’s boss.”