The Avon Orioles make their final road trip of the regular season to take on the Zionsville Eagles before wrapping up the regular season at home next week against Noblesville. The Orioles come in to the game with the Eagles riding a four game winning streak after defeating Westfield last week 35-20.
On a chilly, windy and at times rainy night, the Orioles quickly jumped out to a 28-0 lead after the first quarter taking advantage of several Shamrock turnovers highlighted by a 72 yard interception return for a touchdown by Bryant Fitzgerald. It would be the first of three touchdowns by Fitzgerald on the night including a 57 yard scamper in the fourth quarter to put an end to a 20-0 Westfield run that saw the Shamrocks driving late with a chance to possible tie the game. The Orioles spent much of the game keeping the ball on the ground in the windy, rainy conditions. Fitzgerald finished with 100 yards rushing. Corey DuPriest rushed for 46yards and Darian Love for 33. Senior quarterback Brandon Peters threw for 121 yards and a pair of touchdowns.
Zionsville enters the game with a streak of their own. But Pat Echeverria’s team enter the game having lost their last three contests including a 66-41 shootout at Brownsburg last week. The Eagles piled up over 300 yards of offense led by Brenden Mikesell’s 208 yards rushing and 3 touchdowns. Eagles quarterback Trevor Leichty passed for 104 yards and a pair of touchdowns. But the Eagles could not stop the Bulldogs potent offensive attack which racked up over 500 yards of offense led by running back Toks Akinribade’s 243 yards rushing and 2 rushing touchdowns. Akinribade also was on the receiving end of a Hunter Johnson touchdown pass. 1 of 5 touchdown passes Johnson recorded in the victory.
The Eagles defense has given up the most points of any team in Hoosier Crossroads Conference play while the Orioles have given up the fewest of any team in the league.
Catch all the action of Avon Orioles football tonight on Audio Sports Online. The pregame show begins at 6:30 p.m. with the Mark Bless Show then join me and my broadcast partner the Indiana Football Hall-of-Famer Dave Shelbourne for the kickoff between the Orioles and the Eagles at 7:00 p.m. from Eagles Stadium in Zionsville.