After a disappointing loss to rival Brownsburg, the Avon Orioles bounced back last week with an impressive 38 – 12 win against the host Whiteland Warriors. Quarterback Brandon Peters was directly responsible for four of the Orioles five touchdowns. Peters threw for 207 yards and a pair of touchdown passes to Andrew Griffin and ran the ball for two more scores. Junior running back Darian Love rushed for 214 yards and a touchdown. While the Oriole offense racked up over 450 yards of total offense, the defense was equally impressive in shutting down the Warriors potent rushing attack. Senior rover back Nick Handlon had 10 tackles on the night and was also a force on special teams.
The 14th ranked Orioles will try to build on that momentum this week when they welcome the 6th ranked Fishers Tigers to Avon. The Tigers sit atop the Hoosier Crossroads Conference standings as the lone undefeated team in conference play.
Fishers is coming off an impressive win last week as they broke open a close game against visiting Brownsburg at the half with 28 unanswered second-half points to beat the Bulldogs 49 – 14. Senior running back Maurice Campbell rushed for 158 yards and three touchdowns, while junior quarterback Zach Eaton threw for 296 yards and three touchdowns. Junior wide receiver Chris Thomas caught four passes for 123 yards and two touchdowns, including one touchdown that went 98 yards. Simeon Foster also caught four balls for 118 yards. The Tiger defense also came up with some big plays as R. J. Potts picked off Brownsburg quarterback Hunter Johnson twice. The win pushed the Tigers conference win streak to 11 games.
Tonight’s game is huge for both teams. Not only is it Homecoming for the Orioles tonight, but a win against Fishers means that Avon controls their own destiny in regards to the HCC title. While the Tigers control their own destiny, a win over the Orioles will further cement their stake to the conference crown.
It’s a big game on a big night for the Avon Orioles and if you can’t make it out to the game you can watch all the action on Audio Sports Online. Join me and my broadcast partner, the Indiana football Hall of Famer Dave Shelbourne, for all the action beginning with the pregame show at 6:45 PM, followed by the kickoff between the Orioles and the Tigers at 7 PM.
** Due to technical difficulties, the video is choppy for the first 30 minutes but is fine afterwards. Audio is fine throughout. **