|Villanueva, Vikings Outlast Mountain Heritage|
|Written by Mike Kelly|
|Saturday, 22 October 2011 09:36|
Offensive was the name of the game in Newland Friday night as the Avery High football team nailed down its second consecutive win by knocking off Mountain Heritage 49-39 at MacDonald Stadium.
The Vikings, who trailed 32-28 with 5:44 remaining in the third quarter, rallied behind Villanueva's arm to take the lead for good. A pair of scoring strikes to Dustin Clark---one from 18 yards and the other from 48---gave the Vikings a 42-32 lead with 9:35 left in the game. Villanueva put the game to rest on a five-yard scoring run with 5:53 left, which gave the Vikings a 17-point advantage.
The teams combined for nearly 900 yards of offense. Hunter Sheilds caught four passes for 77 yards; Clark had two catches, both for touchdowns, and 66 yards in receiving. Sam Howell paced the Cougars with 154 rushing yards and two touchdowns; Austin Rice ran for 112 yards and two scores.
The Vikings wrap up the regular season at Mitchell next Friday night, October 28. The Mountaineers defeated Avery 48-6 way back on August 19 in a non-conference game to start the season.
WESTERN HIGHLANDS 1A/2A CONFERENCE
MITCHELL 5-1; 9-1
AVERY 49, MOUNTAIN HERITAGE 39
HUSKIES NAIL DOWN PLAYOFF SPOT
The Ashe County Huskies nailed down a playoff spot Friday night as they defeated Forbush 16-11 in East Bend.
MOUNTAIN VALLEY 1A/2A CONFERENCE
STARMOUNT 7-0; 9-0
FRIDAY 'S GAMES
ASHE COUNTY 16, FORBUSH 11
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