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Avalanche football team loses playoff game

BERWICK — Despite having an extra week of practice to prepare, the Avon View Avalanche football team could not find the formula to defeat Central Kings during the 2014 NSSAF football season. 

They dropped their playoff opener by a score of 42-12.

Justin Crossley led the way for the Avalanche's first scoring of the afternoon, throwing a 25 yard pass to Jordan Bauchman, who caught it at the Central Kings’ 25 yard line. Central Kings was then given a ‘roughing the passer’ penalty, allowing the Avalanche to reach the three-yard line. Devin Sexton then rushed in for the Avalanche's first touchdown of the afternoon.

Crossley took over at the quarterback position after starter Austin Sabean was injured on the opening drive of the game.

Crossley finished seven for 10 for 70 yards while rushing for another 40.

Rookie Ryan Hebb ran a 75-yard kick-off return back for the Avalanche's other touchdown on the afternoon.

The Avalanche missed both extra points and if it were not for that, the first half would have ended in a 14-14 tie.

The second half was a different story as Central Kings ran over and under the Avalanche, scoring 28 unanswered points.

In addition to his kick-off return touchdown, Hebb hauled in two other passes for 30 yards and added an interception while playing on defense.

David George did what he could on defense, collecting a sack and making 10 tackles while Sexton added nine tackles and Jenn Whidden added seven.

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