When Avon Lake’s 285-pound senior guard Ryan Beckman hoisted the Silver Rail trophy to the sky after Friday’s thrilling 31-28 win over rival Avon, you knew it was a moment he and all his Shoremen teammates will remember forever.
And why not? Off to a 3-0 start this season, the win over arch-rival Avon was one for the books – an instant classic – as Avon Lake put together a 14-play drive in the final two minutes to seize the final lead in the contest. They put the game away with a pass interception in the final seconds.
Paced by the surgical passing of quarterback Jack Mikolich and bruising work of running back Konner Riggs, Avon Lake pounded out a stirring victory over their arch-rival.
The decision marked the first time Avon Lake has beaten Avon in the regular season since 2012 and also snapped the Eagles’ 28-game regular season win streak.
What does it mean? Simply, Avon Lake is in the Southwestern Conference driver’s seat and the Shoreman can steer the ship to their own destiny. In short, Avon Lake football is back! Better look out SWC!
Avon won the 9th annual Community Resource Services’ SOUPer Bowl food drive, an annual competition that pits the students of Avon and Avon Lake High Schools in a real-life competition to raise the most support for CRS. The real winners are all the families in both communities, Avon and Avon Lake, who will benefit from the generous donations. Collection totals amounted to 6,953 pounds of donations, plus $9,937 in funds to equal 56,638 pounds of food for CRS. The photo is of members of the Avon High School student council with winning trophy, presented at halftime of Friday’s Avon at Avon Lake football game.