Avon Lake Ohio Sports

Avon Lake was knocked out by the Avon Eagles in the first round of the Ohio State Division II football playoffs last week. The Bears needed two overtime to shut out another Southwestern Conference team as they defeated the sixth-ranked Olmsted Falls Bulldogs 33-27. It was only their second season and they had to turn 20 to find out if they would make it straight to the national championship game for the second time in their first season of football.

The Bulldogs' next possession was stopped at North Royalton 37, where they were forced to punt. They drove the ball to the Avon 7-yard line, where he missed a try - with 1: 26 left.

The second quarter belonged to North Royalton as the Bears took over the game on their own after a nearly blocked punt. It seemed like the Bulldogs had the edge when they drove down the field on their next two drives and turned it over at the Bears' 25-yard line, but the Olmsted Falls defense kept them on their toes once again. The Bears' defense forgot this time that it needed a stop to stop the momentum and held on.

Michael Corbo was fouled at the 6-yard line and both teams had to hit, but after a quick kick situation, a short punt gave Avon Lake the ball not far away for a touchdown on three. After stopping on his next drive, Avons Lake forgot about it and the third - and - goal from the Olmsted Falls 1 yard line - forced the team to jump off.

This time, North Carolina needed only three plays from junior quarterback Mike Piazza and this time it was a three-way tie. Senior Drew Kanaba's extra point was good and the Bulldogs led 13-7. He found a wide receiver on the right side of the end zone who threw a touchdown to make it 20-13 after missing an extra point.

Michael Corbo and Gage Duesler scored for Avon Lake (8-2), which went 14-14 at halftime. Pappas added a 35-yard rushing score after a brilliant fake and Avons Lake took his foot off the accelerator to take a 42-7 lead on the opening drive.

Avon Lake's Duesler had a 13-yard touchdown run that resulted in a shoreman TD, his second touchdown of the game. After 12 plays of 60 yards, they marched down the field, beating Abuhamdeh from the 1-yard line and the extra point was good from sophomore Aleksandar Rajcevic to take a 14-13 lead.

Shoreman running back Konnor Riggs, who finished with a team-high 52 yards on 14 carries, had the biggest and best game. Spellacy's touchdown run was a thing of beauty as he broke several tackles en route to the end zone. Jack Mikolich of Avon Lake threw three touchdown passes, including two to Duesler, to keep the touchdown drive going.

Running backs Ron Coleman (Piqua, 5-9, 183) can't - ron Coleman of Piquea at the line of scrimmage against Avon Lake. Reverse running (Shoreman, 6-1, 190) and Ronnie Coleman, 7-2, 185, both from Coleman's hometown. Running back Riggins (Shiloh, 4-3, 180) with Coleman and Coleman of Pico Rivera on the left guard.

Running backs Riggins (Shiloh, 4 - 3, 180) and Coleman (Pico Rivera, 6 - 2, 185) at the line of scrimmage against Avon Lake.

Riggins (Shiloh, 4-3, 180) and Coleman (Pico Rivera, 6-2, 185) on the line for the battle against Avon Lake.

Riggins (Shiloh, 4-3, 180) and Coleman (Pico Rivera, 6-2, 185) are battling for a spot in the semifinals against Avon Lake.

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