Last year the Avon Lions Club announced the creation of the “Silver Rail’ trophy to recognize the winner of the Avon Eagles vs. Avon Lake Shoremen varsity football game. The unveiling of the rivalry trophy took place last year at the first Southwest Conference preview hosted by the Avon Lions Club. Avon High School head football coach Mike Elder and Avon Lake High School head football coach Coach Dave Dlugosz reviewed their varsity football squads, gave their thoughts on the new Southwestern Conference and thoughts on the upcoming game. The proceeds of the program were donated on behalf of both schools in support of the Avon/Avon Lake Community Resource Services (CRS) annual SOUPer Bowl food drive competition between the two schools.
The Avon Lions Club hosted the event again this year following the same format as each coach talked about the upcoming season and previewed their game together which takes place Sept. 2 at Avon Lake High School Memorial Stadium, 175 Avon Belden Road, Avon Lake.
More than 50 people attended the annual event last week and through the generous donations from participants, and a matching gift from the Lions Club, $1,000 will be donated to CRS.
The Silver Rail trophy will be presented to the winning team upon completion of the game Sept. 2. The Silver Rail signifies the railroad tracks which serve as a boundary between Avon and Avon Lake.
Avon and Avon Lake began playing one another in 1939 but the competition took a break from 1960 until 2007. Avon Lake leads the series 17 – 16.
CRS will be hosting a food drive during the game Sept. 2 (flyer attached). A trophy will be awarded to winning community collecting the most food donations.