“One Bite at a Time!”
This calendar shows our football schedule and other important dates for the 2014 football season. I understand that families go on vacation, student’s work, and athletes attend camps for other sports. As a result I am aware that you will not be able to attend a few of the scheduled dates. All players must commit to being in the Dirty Dozen Club. Lifting, as well as speed, agility, and quickness training will be developed during these workout sessions. Dirty Dozens are a must to prepare the body and reduce the possibility of injury.
Nine days of TEAM CAMP have been scheduled and players need to realize that our scheme will be installed during these practices. Camp at The University of Mount Union is only for player’s grades 10-12. We will install our offense and defense for the upcoming season during this camp. Absences by any team member will adversely affect our team’s success in 2014!
Our goals are to win the West Shore Conference Championship, qualify for the OHSAA state playoffs and win a State Championship. The 2014 season will bring one of the most challenging football schedules in school history. If we are to be successful, you must put the TEAM first at all times. You are part of a first class program that is respected throughout the state. It is your job to appreciate Avon’s football tradition and continue to build on it. If you can follow our simple formula: Hit, Hustle, Know your Assignment, and Care about your teammates, I have no doubt that “Those Who Stay Will Be Champions” Feel free to contact coach Elder @ 440 655-3342 with any questions. Go Eagles!!
May 5th Players Money Due – $280 ($175 Mount Union Camp, $40 Team Meals, $30 Camp Gear, $35 Special Uniform (Please make all checks payable to Avon Football)
June 3rd Team Cookout for players and family 6:00 @ Stadium (Kick-Off Letter Writing Fundraiser to help with Pay-to-Participate)
June 4th Team Camp
June 5th & 6th Football Testing
June 26th 7-on-7 at B-W & OL/DL Practice at AHS
June 28th Mattress Sale @ Avon High School
July 14th, 15th, 16th Team Camp & 7-on-7’s @ Stadium
July 21st, 22nd, 23rd Team Camp @ University of Mount Union (Alliance, Ohio)
August 1st First Day of Two-a-Days
August 9th 3rd Annual Football Luau @ Fountain Bleau (Seniors will attend dinner)
What: OHSFCA North-South Classic
When: Saturday, April 26, 2014
Kickoff: I-III Game 1 p.m., IV-VI game 4:30 p.m.
Where: Welcome Stadium, Dayton
Who: Several of Ohio’s top high school football players
The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association’s annual North-South Classic will be held on April 26 at Welcome Stadium in Dayton.
Here’s the list of who you can expect to see in the nation’s longest running high school football all-star game.
NORTH DIVISIONS I-III
Head Coach – John Demarco (Louisville). Assistants – Mark Brungard (Poland Seminary), Mike Elder (Avon), Brian Hoffma (Hubbard), Mark Nori (Stow).
Player, Pos., Ht., Wt., High School, College
Kent Berger, DL, 6-4, 255, Mentor, , Ohio U.
Matt Blasiole, RB, 6-0, 193, Uniontown Lake, Malone
Dante Booker, LB, 6-4, 220, Akron St. V-St. M, Ohio State
Tarence Brooks, OL, 6-3, 270, Mansfield Senior
Cody Calloway, QB, 6-3, 195, Midview, Bowling Green
Parris Campbell, RB, 6-0, 180, Akron St. V-St. M, Ohio State
Alex Conley, OL, 6-4, 290, Walsh Jesuit
Jamal Davis, LB, 6-3, 215, Canton McKinley, Pittsburgh
Nate Devers, OL, 6-5, 280, Mass. Washington
Luke Grandjean, WR, 6-3, 185, N. Canton Hoover, Kent State
Derek Gray, WR, 5-9, 195, Clyde
Brian Groves, WR, 5-10, 175, Stow
Ross Gould, RB, 5-8, 185, Poland Seminary
Marcus Hill, WR, 6-0, 175, Niles McKinley
Dale Irby, DB, 6-1, 180, Sandusky Perkins
Mike Knoll, K, 6-1, 210, Walsh Jesuit, Boston College
Connor Krizancic, QB, 6-2, 195, Mentor, , Cincinnati
Chase Lash, OL, 6-5, 278, Mass. Washington
Zaire Lewis, DB, 6-2, 210, Stow
Parrish Martin, DB, 5-10, 175, Alliance
Isiah Moore, OL, 6-4, 305, Tiffin Columbian
Ben Oxley, OL, 6-6, 280, Avon Lake, Northwestern
Jacob Pruehs, OL, 6-3, 285, Lake. St. Edward
Heath Reineke, DL, 6-3, 225, Ashland, Toledo
Tre’von Richardson, DL, 6-3, 260, Canton McKinley
Walter Rauterkus, OL, 6-6, 290, Avon, , West Virginia
Ryan Sayers, DL, 6-1, 210, Austintown Fitch
Matt Sommers, LB, 6-2, 229, Kent Roosevelt, Kent State
Darnell Tate, DB, 5-10, 170, Huibbard
Derrick Thomas, DB, 5-10, 170, Lake. St. Edward
Shaun Traine, DL, 6-1, 245, Avon
Chekiah Washington, WR, 6-0, 190, Mansfield Senior
Marcus Whitfield, WR, 6-2, 185, Mass. Washington, Toledo
Newman Williams, LB, 6-1, 245, Akron St. V-St. M
Dameon Willis, LB, 6-1, 218, Cleve. St. Ignatius, Indiana
The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association has announced its 2013 Academic All-Ohio Football Team honors. These teams are selected based on the combined GPAs of the Top 22 academic players on the team that have earned a varsity letter. The top six teams receive a plaque and pizza party.
1 ANTHONY WAYNE HIGH SCHOOL*
2 SALEM HIGH SCHOOL*
3 MOELLER HIGH SCHOOL*
4 TOLEDO ST. JOHN’S HIGH SCHOOL*
5 CLYDE HIGH SCHOOL*
6 ARCHBOLD HIGH SCHOOL*
7 WESTERVILLE SOUTH HIGH SCHOOL#
8 HURON HIGH SCHOOL#
9 AVON HIGH SCHOOL^
10 BRECKSVILLE BROADVIEW HTS HS^
For complete click HERE
OHSFCA 2013 Academic All-Ohio Individuals Announced
The Ohio High School Football Coaches Association has announced its 2013 Individual Academic All-Ohio Football Team honorees. These seniors were nominated by their coaches, carry at least a 3.6 GPA and were named first team All-County, District or League.
RHYS RATINO, AVON
KEVIN MALONEY, AVON
WALTER RAUTERKUS, AVON
BRAEDEN FRISS, AVON
For complete list click HERE
By Sam Ameen, The Morning Journal
POSTED: 11/22/13, 11:42 PM EST |
BRUNSWICK — The Avon Eagles were stung after they lost to the Highland Hornets, 24-21, on Friday in the Division II, Region 4 final.
The foot of Highland’s kicker Luke Allen was the difference- maker. He nailed a 20-yard field goal with 6:56 left in the fourth quarter, giving the Hornets a 24-21 lead, and ultimately, the victory.
Trailing, 14-7, on Avon’s first possession of the second half, quarterback Jake Sopko hooked up with Zack Torbert on a 53-yard touchdown pass, tying the game at 14 with 11:13 in the third
Highland retook the lead when quarterback Bruce Kinsey scored on a 6-yard run, putting the Hornets up, 21-14, with 2:28 in the third.
The scoring drive went 16 plays for 83 yards, including going two-for-two on fourth-down conversions.
On the Eagles’ following possession, Sopko hooked up with Braeden Friss on a 38-yard TD pass, tying the game at 21.
Highland used the ground attack for an early lead against Avon.
On the Hornets first possession starting from their own 40-yard, Highland went eight plays for 60 yards thanks to running back Alex Harris.
Harris had six carries for 50 yards on the drive, helping set up a 1-yard touchdown run by Nick Corvo. The Hornets led, 7-0, with 9:02 left in the first.
Avon went three-and-out on its first possession but recovered a muffed punt by Highland, setting the Eagles up at the Hornets 42-yard line.
Highland held its ground defensively, forcing the Eagles to attempt a 43-yard field goal.
Eric Sumislawski missed the field goal as Avon was unable to capitalize on the good field position.
Avon had an opportunity to tie the game in the second quarter after quarterback Tommy Glenn connected with Braeden Friss on a 38-yard pass, setting the Eagles up at Highland’s 12-yard line. Avon went for it on fourth-and-2 at the 4-yard line but came up empty as a Glenn pass went incomplete, resulting in a turnover on downs.
Avon tied the game at 7, courtesy of a 10-play 89 yard drive orchestrated by backup quarterback Sopko. Sopko was 4-for-4 on the drive with 82 yards passing. Running back concluded the drive with a 5-yard touchdown.
Highland scored right before the half, as quarterback Bruce Kinsey directed a quick drive with 1:47 left in the half. The Hornets started the drive at Avon’s 38-yard line with 1:57 left in the second quarter. A 44-yard touchdown pass from Kinsey to Corey Moncol with 1:02 left gave Highland a 14-7 lead.
Avon finished the season 12-1. Sopko finished the game 9-for-17 for 228 yards and two touchdowns. Friss had four catches for 146 yards and a touchdown and Choat had 15 carries for 71 yards and a touchdown.
Highland stays perfect on the season at 13-0.
Harris had 26 carries for 144 yards on the evening. Kinsey was 8-for-13 for 148 yards and a touchdown. He had 21 carries for 63 yards and a touchdown.
By SAM AMEEN
HURON — Avon quarterback Tommy Glenn struggled through the first three quarters, throwing three interceptions, including one that was returned for a touchdown.
Glenn redeemed himself and came up clutch in the fourth quarter, leading his team to a 24-21 Division II Region 4 semifinal win over the Perrysburg Yellow Jackets.
With 7:45 left in the fourth quarter, trailing 21-17, Glenn orchestrated a six-play 64-yard drive that concluded with a 31-yard touchdown pass to Zack Torbert, ultimately giving Avon the win.
“I didn’t play a very good game, but luckily my teammates picked me up,” Glenn said.
“Torbert made a great catch to secure the touchdown. It was great play-calling by our coaches, great blocking by our offensive linemen.”
Perrysburg (9-3) took its first lead on the previous drive before the game-winning drive by Glenn.
Perrysburg quarterback Trevor Hafner directed his team to a 12-play 91-yard scoring drive.
Hafner was 4-for-7 for 68 yards on the series and had two rushes for 29 yards. The drive ended when Hafner connected on a 7-yard pass play to Nate Patterson, giving the Yellow Jackets a 21-17 advantage.
Avon got things rolling in the first quarter, courtesy of Glenn.
After a 19-yard punt return by Braeden Friss, the Eagles set up shop at the Perrysburg 46-yard line.
On the first play from scrimmage with 7:11 in the first quarter, Glenn faked the handoff to Gerett Choat and called his own number, rushing 54 yards for the touchdown, giving the Eagles a 7-0 lead.
With 1:42 in the first quarter, Perrysburg fumbled at its own 35-yard line. Avon capitalized on the turnover, adding three points on a 33-yard field goal by Eric Sumislawski.
The Yellow Jackets responded to Avon’s field goal with a lengthy second-quarter drive.
Starting at its own 20-yard line, Perrysburg established a 13-play, 80-yard drive that was capped off with a 17-yard pass from Hafner to Seth Durham, trimming Avon’s lead to 10-7.
Hafner came up big on the drive, completing a 21-yard pass on third-and-17 to Durham and converting on a fourth-and-3 from Avon’s 29-yard line — a 10-yard pass from Hafner to running back Kadin Lleewellyn.
Following Perrysburg’s drive and with 4:31 left in the half, Jake Sopko took over for Glenn under center and orchestrated a scoring drive to increase its lead to 10 once again.
Sopko hooked up with Friss on a 37-yard touchdown pass, giving the Eagles a 17-7 lead. Friss had two catches for 62 yards on the drive that started at the 17, including a 25-yard diving grab at midfield.
“That was awesome, especially getting up and seeing the crowd, I’ll never forget that,” Friss said of his diving catch. “It was a perfectly placed ball and I made a play on it.”
Friss finished the game with 6 catches for 117 yards and a score.
Avon (12-0) will face Medina Highland at 7:30 next Friday in a Division II regional final. Avon Coach Mike Elder says it won’t be an easy task.
“I’ve seen some film on them and they’re a really good football team,” Elder said. “Our kids are going to need to have a great week of preparation and hopefully win a regional championship.”
Glenn finished the game 16-for-26 for 174 yards, with one touchdown and four interceptions. Running back Choat had 21 rushes for 82 yards.
Hafner was 21-for-39 with 312 yards passing with two touchdowns and an interception. He also had 48 yards rushing on 16 attempts.
By SCOTT SOMMERS
AVON — While Avon isn’t known for using sophomores often, the Eagles know how to use one when they have to.
Avon sophomore running back Gerett Choat rushed for 160 yards and scored four touchdowns to lead the host Eagles to a 38-14 Division II, Region 4 quarterfinal win over Toledo St. Francis de Sales Friday. Avon will play Perrysburg, which defeated Akron Ellett, 28-21, next Friday at a site to be determined.
“Gerett Choat is going to be a really special player,” Avon Coach Mike Elder said. “We don’t treat sophomores very well around here, and it’s for good reason. Treat a sophomore too well, and they (feel) achieve and attained everything and then they get a little spoiled.
“We’re tough on our kids and tough on him. We’ve asked him to improve in certain areas of his game, and he’s done that.”
Things didn’t start off well for Avon when an interception was returned 42 yards to give the Knights a 7-0 led 15 seconds into the game.
On the next series, Avon quarterback Tommy Glenn hit on four consecutive passes to move Avon down the field. Choat scored the first of his three first half touchdowns from 10 yards out.
The Knights seemed poised to regain the lead, but a Knights player fumbled into the end zone as he tried to score.
Logan Juhl picked up the loose ball and returned it 70 yards to set up the Eagles in the Knights’ territory.
“The quarterback was running and looked like he was going to come in, but the ball hit the ground and bounced right into my hands,” Juhl said. “It played out perfectly. It was huge.”
Four plays later, Choat scored from 2 yards out to give Avon a 14-7 lead with a minute left in the first quarter.
Avon’s defense, which is vastly underrated, forced its second turnover of the quarter with Michael Maxwell forcing a fumble with Mitch Tomlin recovering the ball on the Knights’ 26.
Choat, who had 51 yards on nine carries in the first half, extended the Eagles’ lead to 21-7 with a 13-yard run early in the second quarter. The offensive line of Walter Rauterkus, Shaun Traine, Vince Orlando, Domonic Bodnar and Alex Guzik did an outstanding job of opening up holes for Choat to run through.
The Knights responded with quarterback David Nees using his arms and legs. Nees converted two key fourth downs to keep the drive alive. The 21-play drive, which chewed up almost nine minutes, culminated with a Lamar Carswell 3-yard run to trim Avon’s lead to 21-14.
In a two-minute drill, Glenn (12-17, 113 yards) executed to near-perfection moving Avon down the field. Eric Sumislawski ended the first half with a 37-yard field goal and give Avon a 24-14 lead.
After forcing turnovers in the first half, Avon’s defense stiffened even more in the second half. It didn’t allow St. Francis to cross midfield until late in the third quarter.
Meanwhile, Avon’s offense continued to grind out yards and tacked onto its lead. Glenn connected with Braeden Friss from 5 yards out midway in the third quarter.
After Avon forced a turnover on downs, Choat broke free for a 45-yard run to start the drive. He capped off the drive with his fourth touchdown of the game from a yard out.
“I’m so happy right now,” Choat said. “I came into this game really nervous because it’s my first playoff game at home. I thought I did pretty well but everything goes to the offensive line. They opened up all the holes and I tried to get as many yards as I could get.”
BAY VILLAGE, Ohio – The West Shore Conference belongs to Avon once again.
With a 34-7 win on the road against Bay, the Eagles clinched their fourth consecutive WSC title and remained undefeated. Ranked No. 6 in the cleveland.com Top 25 poll, coach Mike Elder’s team closed the regular season at 10-0 and likely earned a spot in the Division II playoffs.
Quarterback Tommy Glenn set the tone for the Eagles when he connected with Gerrett Choate on a 50-yard touchdown pass in the first quarter. Eric Sumislawski kicked a 35-yard field goal to give Avon a 10-0 lead.
Tyler Vaccarella and Isaiah Pinto each had touchdown runs in the second quarter, while Glenn connected with Choate on a 2-yard touchdown pass before halftime.
Bay’s John Koz tossed a 63-yard touchdown to John Hunger in the second half.
Avon Playoff Gear is on sale now. Click Here for the flier.
To get your gear by Friday’s playoff game, you will need to order online by Sunday November 3rd
Your order can be picked up on Thursday Night at the High School from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. You will also be able to purchase your playoff tickets that night as well.
OLMSTED FALLS, Ohio – Senior quarterback Tommy Glenn led No. 7 Avon to a 21-14 victory against Olmsted Falls.
Glenn threw three touchdown passes on the night.
He found senior Braeden Friss on an 11-yard pass to put the Eagles on the board. Glenn then tossed a 10-yard touchdown pass to senior Rhys Ratino.
Glenn added an 8-yarder to tight end Jon Maxwell. Avon remains undefeated at 9-0, 5-0 in the West Shore Conference.
Junior quarterback Nick Fritz led Olmsted Falls with a 3-yard touchdown run and an 11-yard touchdown pass to sophomore Kevin Meehan. The Bulldogs fall to 1-8, (1-4 in SWC).