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Avon View Avalanche poised for positive football season


WINDSOR – Based on the first two games the Avon View Avalanche have played to date, football fans will be in for a treat this fall.

The Avalanche opened the season with a convincing 28-6 away game win over Millwood Hill School.

“They made a lot of errors and we capitalized a lot,” said head coach Jim Bryan.

“We scored most of our points in the first half and in the second half, we were able to play all of our newer players and subs to get them all in,” he said of the Sept. 8 game.

“We scored a touchdown on defense, one on offense and one on a special team so everyone got into the fray, which was nice.”

Their home opener, which saw an intense defensive battle, resulted in a close loss to the Central Kings Gators.

“Both offenses were getting pretty frustrated with not being able to do much moving the ball,” said Bryan.

The Gators managed to score late in the game for the 6-0 victory.

The Avalanche were missing both their starting quarterback Devin Bryan and their starting running-back Ryan Hebb. Both are anticipated to be back in the line by the next game.

“It was hard to generate any kind of flow with them both out,” said Bryan, who highlighted the defensive play of David George, Jem Whidden and Spenser Bauchman.

Bryan is predicting one of the best seasons to date, largely due to the number of strong returning players ready to lead the team.

“We have a lot of weapons to make things happen. And we're really deep now, with 50 players, and a season is eight games plus playoffs,” he said.

 

Upcoming games

Be sure to mark your calendars as the next two games will be played in Windsor.

On Sept. 25, Avon View hosts J.H. Gillis High School at 1 p.m.

On Oct. 2, they take on Millwood High School for a rematch game at 1 p.m.

On Oct. 10, they travel to West Kings for an 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day match.

West Kings then visits Windsor on Oct. 16, with a game at 1 p.m.

The Avalanche close out regular season play with two away games: one on Oct. 22 at Northeast Kings Education Centre in Canning at 3:30 p.m. and one on Oct. 28 in Antigonish at 7 p.m.

 

The Avalanche opened the season with a convincing 28-6 away game win over Millwood Hill School.

“They made a lot of errors and we capitalized a lot,” said head coach Jim Bryan.

“We scored most of our points in the first half and in the second half, we were able to play all of our newer players and subs to get them all in,” he said of the Sept. 8 game.

“We scored a touchdown on defense, one on offense and one on a special team so everyone got into the fray, which was nice.”

Their home opener, which saw an intense defensive battle, resulted in a close loss to the Central Kings Gators.

“Both offenses were getting pretty frustrated with not being able to do much moving the ball,” said Bryan.

The Gators managed to score late in the game for the 6-0 victory.

The Avalanche were missing both their starting quarterback Devin Bryan and their starting running-back Ryan Hebb. Both are anticipated to be back in the line by the next game.

“It was hard to generate any kind of flow with them both out,” said Bryan, who highlighted the defensive play of David George, Jem Whidden and Spenser Bauchman.

Bryan is predicting one of the best seasons to date, largely due to the number of strong returning players ready to lead the team.

“We have a lot of weapons to make things happen. And we're really deep now, with 50 players, and a season is eight games plus playoffs,” he said.

 

Upcoming games

Be sure to mark your calendars as the next two games will be played in Windsor.

On Sept. 25, Avon View hosts J.H. Gillis High School at 1 p.m.

On Oct. 2, they take on Millwood High School for a rematch game at 1 p.m.

On Oct. 10, they travel to West Kings for an 11 a.m. Thanksgiving Day match.

West Kings then visits Windsor on Oct. 16, with a game at 1 p.m.

The Avalanche close out regular season play with two away games: one on Oct. 22 at Northeast Kings Education Centre in Canning at 3:30 p.m. and one on Oct. 28 in Antigonish at 7 p.m.

 

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