Hoosier Crossroads Conference play begins tonight when the 8th ranked Hamilton Southeastern Royals travel to Hendricks Regional Health Field at Avon high school to take on the 13th ranked Orioles.
Both teams enter play tonight with identical 1-1 records. The Royals are coming off of a 38-0 rout of North Central last week. Junior running back Aaron Matio rushed for 106 yards and scored two touchdowns while senior quarterback Tyler Janney threw for one touchdown and ran for another. Senior wide receiver Chris Ford was on the receiving end of Janney’s lone TD pass. An 84 yard bomb to start the Royals offense rolling against the Panthers.
The Orioles are still smarting after a loss to #2 Ben Davis last week 57-27. Senior quarterback Brandon Peters went toe-to-toe with the Giants heralded quarterback Kyle Castner as both signal callers threw for over 300 yards. Peters finished the game with 320 yards and an 80 yard touchdown pass to Gabe Lakstins. Junior running back Darian Love rushed for 75 yards and two touchdowns and senior running back Derrick Tennant ran for a third. But the Oriole defense had a tough time keeping up with the Giants offensive juggernaut. Avon managed to cut the deficit to 13 with the long touchdown pass to Lakstins to begin the third quarter but Ben Davis immediately answered and the Orioles would not get any closer the rest of the game.
You can watch all the action tonight on Audio Sports Online! Joining me will be the Indiana Football Hall-of-Famer Dave Shelbourne as we bring you the pregame show beginning at 6:45 PM followed by the kickoff between the Royals and Orioles at 7:00 PM.