Coming off a tough loss to St. Benedictine, the Avalon Black Knights were looking to take back momentum and move forward with their season, refocusing on their goals for a third CAFC title. On their home turf for the first of only two times all season, Avalon did more than enough to take back momentum, scoring 44 on MSD, 36 of which was in the first half, dominating in all phases of the game.
Coach Shields said his team had plenty of confidence coming into the game, and that a win this weekend was just what they were expecting: “We got some guys healthy, with an extra week of practice, we were really ready to go this week. We had advantage in numbers, size, and some more talent.”
Rachid Ibrahim, who had 11 rushes for 88 yards and a score, started the romp with an eight yard touchdown and two point conversion. On only the next drive, Jacquille Veii (seven carries for 84 yards) scored on a 26 yard run, then on a 49 yard scamper the next drive after Ibrahim intercepted a pass. Veii also reeled in one 18 yard reception for a score in the second quarter. James Chase also had 10 carries for 65 yards and a score. Finally, in the third quarter, and the for last score of the game, Wyatt Karem (3/3, 85 yards, 2 TD) hit Riley Einele with a perfectly placed ball allowing him to go 61 yards for the winning score.
“Wyatt played well, Rachid and Jacquille did a great job, but I also need to credit the linemen. When I watch tape I’ll see what they did, they were really good for us today.”
Avalon (1-1) plays at home next week in their final home game against Model School for the Deaf.