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Poor Second Half Dooms Vikings PDF Print
Written by Mike Kelly   
Saturday, 08 October 2011 08:26

The Avery High football team has been pretty generous this season, especially on defense.

 

The Vikings (4-4 overall; 1-3 Western Highland 1A/2A Conference) were giving up an average of 31 points-a-game going into Friday night's match up with Polk County. And despite a 21-17 lead at the intermission, the wheels came off in the second half and Wolverines waltzed away with a 51-31 win at MacDonald Stadium in Newland.
The Wolverines (6-2; 3-1) had 488 yards offensively---246 yards on the ground and 242 yards through the air. They outscored the Vikings 34-10 in the second half. Alex Villanueva had another masterful performance in defeat. The Avery senior ran for 61 yards and was 16-33 passing for 197 yards , four touchdowns and one interception. Hunter Sheilds caught five balls for 78 yards, three of which went for touchdowns.
The loss drops Avery into a two-way tie for sixth place with Madison. The Vikings play at Madison next Friday night. The Vikings have lost three of their last four games.

 

WESTERN HIGHLANDS 1A/2A CONFERENCE

 

HENDERSONVILLE          3-1;      6-2
MITCHELL                       3-1;      6-2
POLK COUNTY                3-1;      6-2
OWEN                             3-1;      3-5
MOUNTAIN HERITAGE     2-2;     4-3
AVERY                            1-3;      4-4
MADISON                         1-3;      4-3
THOMAS JEFFERSON     0-4;     0-8

 

FRIDAY NIGHT'S GAMES

 

POLK COUNTY 51, AVERY 31
OWEN 14, MADISON 12
MOUNTAIN HERITAGE 54, THOMAS JEFFERSON 21
MITCHELL 21, HENDERSONVILLE 20

 

 

 

 

  
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