By Chris Metcalf
OAKFIELD – Visiting Avon needed a victory over Oakfield-Alabama/Elba Friday to earn both the No. 2 seed and a first-round bye.
Avon managed to do something very few teams in the past 10 years have done to O-A/E, shut the Aggies out as the Braves ran and passed away with the 40-0 victory in Class D action.
“It was a great win for us to finish the regular season 6-2,” Avon coach A Our defense played a great game keeping OAE out of the end zone, that’s been a long time since that has happened.”
Avon led 20-0 at the half and 32-0 after three periods.
QB Chris Thompson was 6-10 passing for 143 yards and two TD’s. He was picked off once. Thompson also added 83 yards on the ground with one TD.
Kalman Dolgos had a career offensive game for the Braves as he rushed for a career-high 179 yards on just five carries and two long TD runs. He also added two catches for 88 yards and scored two TD’s. He finished with a career-high four TD’s.
Welsey Farley added 11 carries for 55 yards and one TD.
Also for Avon, Remy Greenwood had two catches for 44 yards while Blayden Borsching caught one pass for 13 yards.
Avon rushed for a season’s best 320 yards on 30 carries.
“Credit to our offensive line – Colin Ellsworth, Travis Hollada, Connor Smith, Brady Driscoll, Noah Boor, and Kellan Schneider,” coach Englert said. “They have been working hard and it is fun to watch them work together tonight up front. Kal Dolgos had a great night, It was fun to see him open up some tonight.”
On defense, Blayden Borsching and Travis Hollada both had six tackles while Hollada also had a sack.
Thompson also added five tackles and seven assists while Greenwood had four tackles and two assists.
For O-A/E, Avery Watterson ran for 72 yards on 14 carries while Austin Pangrazio had 11 carries for 76 yards.
Ashton Bezon led the Aggies with 12 tackles.
Avon will not play until the semifinals while O-A/E will take on No. 5 Notre Dame in the quarterfinals.