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Avalanche open 2015 football season with victory

HANTS COUNTY — Rookie quarterback Devin Bryan, a Grade 10 student at Avon View, completed 10 passes on 17 attempts Sept. 13 in West Kings during Windsor’s first victory of the 2015 season.

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It was also their first game of the season.

Bryan passed for a total of 170 yards, with two of the passes being for touchdowns.

They defeated West Kings 18-14.

The touchdowns were scored by Tyler Eddy and Ryan Hebb.

David George was strong defensively as he recorded two sacks and 10 tackles.

To say the Avalanche’s defense played great could easily be an understatement as they also blocked four punts while scoring two safeties.

Jim Bryan, the Avalanche’s spokesperson, said following the win he sees great things for the team.

He said over the past few seasons, the “quarterback position has been an issue” but says with the rookie actually wanting to the quarterback will help with training.

Bryan said having him for three years with the team will be beneficial.

As well, Bryan said he is excited about Cory Carrier, a new running back.  Bryan believes Carrier has the necessary skills for that position once he is fully trained.

As for receiving, Bryan said, “we are deep and will be a threat to score at every position.” 

Hebb is considered a game-breaker as he can potentially score every time he gets the ball.

Devin Sexton, who is returning to the team this year after his all-star season in 2014, hits hard from the defensive side and is difficult to stop at the fullback position. 

“Ryan Harvey, our best lineman, plays both sides of the ball and can really be a game changer,” said Bryan.

He noted the Avalanche is “solid at all four linebacker spots and have returning players at all spots.”

Bryan said Austin States is a standout, making open field hits that not many people can make.  Dallas MacDonald, a third year player, will be counted on to anchor the anti-air attack. 

The team has 35 players this year.

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