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Avalanche eke out 24-22 win, now 4-2 on football season


WINDSOR - The Avon View Avalanche’s football team opened up scoring early in the game Sunday afternoon in Windsor on an 18-yard rush by Ryan Hebb. They went on to record a 24-22 victory over Antigonish’s Dr. J.H. Gillis Royals.

Hebb's 18-yard run came after a J.H. Gillis fumble and put the Avalanche at the opposition’s three yard line where Hebb rushed in for the touchdown on the next play.

Avon View led the entire 60 minutes of the game, but it was never by more than a couple of points with the exception of their 24-15 lead mid-way through the final quarter following a 45-yard pass by Devin Bryan to Tyler Eddy and Eugenio Rocco's third successful convert attempt of the day.

With less than a minute remaining in the game, J.H. Gillis had an 18-yard touchdown run and with a successful kick, closed the gap back to within two points but the clock ran out on the Royals and the 24-22 win by Avon View was secured.  

Avon View gave up a safety early in the fourth quarter to allow the Royals to close within two at 17-15.  This happened after the Royals were stopped on third and goal deep in Avon View territory. The Avalanche took over the ball on their three-yard line but on the next play could not find their way out of their own end zone and gave up the safety to J.H. Gillis to make it 17-15 Avon View.  

“Our offence played one of their best games of the season with Devin Sexton carrying the ball 12 times for 80 yards and Ryan Hebb 15 times for 160 yards and his two touchdowns,” said the Avalanche’s spokesperson Jim Bryan.

The Avalanche hope to improve to 5-2 on Nov. 1 when they host the Central Kings Gators in their final home game of the season at 1 p.m.

The Avalanche will close out the regular season on Nov 8 in Canning against Northeast Kings.

 

 

Hebb's 18-yard run came after a J.H. Gillis fumble and put the Avalanche at the opposition’s three yard line where Hebb rushed in for the touchdown on the next play.

Avon View led the entire 60 minutes of the game, but it was never by more than a couple of points with the exception of their 24-15 lead mid-way through the final quarter following a 45-yard pass by Devin Bryan to Tyler Eddy and Eugenio Rocco's third successful convert attempt of the day.

With less than a minute remaining in the game, J.H. Gillis had an 18-yard touchdown run and with a successful kick, closed the gap back to within two points but the clock ran out on the Royals and the 24-22 win by Avon View was secured.  

Avon View gave up a safety early in the fourth quarter to allow the Royals to close within two at 17-15.  This happened after the Royals were stopped on third and goal deep in Avon View territory. The Avalanche took over the ball on their three-yard line but on the next play could not find their way out of their own end zone and gave up the safety to J.H. Gillis to make it 17-15 Avon View.  

“Our offence played one of their best games of the season with Devin Sexton carrying the ball 12 times for 80 yards and Ryan Hebb 15 times for 160 yards and his two touchdowns,” said the Avalanche’s spokesperson Jim Bryan.

The Avalanche hope to improve to 5-2 on Nov. 1 when they host the Central Kings Gators in their final home game of the season at 1 p.m.

The Avalanche will close out the regular season on Nov 8 in Canning against Northeast Kings.

 

 

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