Indianapolis – Last Friday night’s football game had #1 Ben Davis hosting #5 Avon. The game had all the offensive fireworks one would expect when you have two University of Michigan commits in quarterback Brandon Peters (Avon) and running back Chris Evans (Ben Davis) on the same field.
Peters was 27-44 for 390 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed for a touchdown. Evans found his yards tougher to come by just getting 36 yards on 17 carries, but he did score from one yard out and then on a 50 yard catch and run touchdown.
Ben Davis drew first blood on a 26 yard TD strike from Harrison Goss to Jermaine Hoskins. The Orioles were quick to respond and the alternating touchdowns began.
Corey DuPriest would tie the game at 14-14 with a 55 run down the sidelines. He finished the game with 94 yards on 10 carries. Just when you thought the defenses were tightening up there would be a huge play by the offense. Avon would take the lead into halftime 28-21.
Ben Davis came out in the second half and tied it up and the matching touchdowns began again. It was looking like the team with the ball last would come away with the victory. Avon wasn’t helping their cause along the way committing 16 penalties.
The Ben Davis defense was starting to get a more pressure on Peters. They had already intercepted him once in the second half. A sack, a couple of pass deflection and then finally with the score tied at 42-42 heavy pressure on Peters led to his second interception, a pick six by defensive tackle LeShaun Minor. The Ben Davis defense came up big when it needed to and walked away with a hard fought 49-42 victory.
Avon will look to bounce back this Friday when they travel to Hamilton Southeastern. If they can continue to get receiving performances out of Matt Moore and Andrew Griffin (9-112 and 11-149 respectively) they will be fun to watch on offense. The defense and special teams will need to improve as the season progresses. A rematch in sectionals versus Ben Davis is a distinct possibility!