Dukes perform, but don't score
The Dukes fell to the high-flying Avon Eagles 35-14 Friday, a result that many expected. However, the only part of the game they lost was on the scoreboard as they walked off the field winners in every other area of the game. If you don’t believe it, just ask Avon head coach Mike Elder.
“We just got punched in the mouth,” said Elder, whose Eagles improved to 2-0. “I thought Wellington physically beat us up, played with more heart and won every aspect of this game except the final score. I think coach Stoll, his assistant coaches and his players can be very proud of their performance tonight. It was a hard fought game and I take my hat off to Wellington.”
For the second straight week, the Dukes (0-2) fell into a hole. Avon scored on its first four possessions of the game as quarterback Justin O’Rourke picked apart the Dukes’ secondary for 202 yards and three touchdowns. Running back Ross Douglas accounted for the other touchdown as Avon built a 28-0 lead with 4:06 left in the first half.
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