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2014 Avon High schedule
Sat. Sept. 13: Ellington/Somers 28, Avon 14
Fri. Sept. 19:  Avon 50, Granby 21
Sat. Sept. 27: STAFFORD/EAST WINDSOR, 1:30 p.m.
Thur. Oct. 2: at SMSA/University, 5:30 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 10: ENFIELD, 6 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 17: at North Branford, 6:30 p.m.
Fri. Oct. 24: at Coventry/Windham Tech/Bolton, 7 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 1: WINDSOR LOCKS/SUFFIELD/EAST GRANBY, 1
Sat. Nov. 8: VALLEY REGIONAL/OLD LYME, 1 p.m.
Sat. Nov. 15: at Canton, 1:30 p.m.
Thur. Nov. 27: GILBERT/NORTHWESTERN, 10 a.m.

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1-1 Pequot Uncas
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Avon 50, Granby 21
At Granby
Avon (1-1)16  14  20  0  -- 50
Granby (0-2)0  0  14  7  -- 21
First quarter
A: Geoff Kirk 30 pass from Sean Del Gallo (kick fails), 9:45
A: Teddy Allmendinger 30 fumble return (Alden Getz kick), 6:49
A: Getz 33 FG, 0:25
Second quarter
A: Allmendinger 3 run (Getz kick), 11:18
A: Andrew Blackmore 2 run (Getz kick), 0:21
Third quarter
A: Blackmore 22 run (Getz kick), 11:07
G: Connor Field 70 pass from Dominic Pagano (Mark McDermott kick), 10:03
A: Jamie Dlugolecki 1 run (Getz kick), 3:00
A: Dlugolecki 20 fumble return (kick fails), 2:40
G: Field 77 kickoff return (Fred Moffa kick), 2:25
Fourth quarter
G: Field 25 pass from Pagano (Moffa kick), 7:52
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Avon – Teddy Allmendinger 20-137, Jamie Dlugolecki 4-11, Andrew Blackmore 6-27, Sean Del Gallo 2-0, Leon Ashbury 2-2; Granby – Dom Pagano 15-39, Connor Field 11-37, Logan Strain 5-15, Tyler Disbella 1-0, Trevon Samuels 1-5, Jacob Hauser 1-9, Gage Fiorentino 8-3
PASSING: Avon – Del Gallo 6-10-0, 172; Granby - -Pagano 4-6-0, 128
RECEIVING: Avon – Geoff Kirk 2-82, Luke Meaney 3-75, Jordan Williams 1-15; Connor Field 4-128
RETURNS: Granby – Field 7-170 (kickoffs); Avon – Dominic Martinez 2-0 (kickoffs)

Ellington/Somers 28,
Avon 14
At Avon
Ell/Somers (1-0)    0  7  14  7 – 28
Avon (0-1)   7  0  0  7  -- 14
First quarter
A: Ian McDonald 51 run (Alden Getz kick), 9:59
Second quarter
E: Mark Hickman 35 pass from Nathan Lajoie (Julian Herms kick), 0:00
Third quarter
E: Hickman 78 pass from Christian Rider (Herms kick), 10:58
E: Hickman 72 run (Herms kick), 7:26
Fourth quarter
E: Hickman 4 run (Herms kick), 5:53
A: Teddy Allmendinger 5 run (Getz kick), 5:05
Individual statistics
RUSHING: Avon – Teddy Allmendinger 25-129, Ian McDonald 4-101, Andrew Blackmore 11-19, Dom DeBerardino 3-minus 3, Sean Del Gallo 1-0; Ellington/Somers – Christian Rider 11-35, Mark Hickman 8-115, Izaiah Castro-Vega 4-minus 1, Derek Litty 8-6, Zach Luginbuhl 1-minus 2, Stephen Griffin 1-0
PASSING: Avon – DeBerardino 0-3-1, 0; Del Gallo 2-7-1, 30; Ellington/Somers – Rider 10-15-1, 161; Nathan Lajoie 1-1-0, 35
RECEIVING: Avon – Geoff Kirk 1-16, Luke Meaney 1-14; Ellington/Somers – Ben Kloter 1-15, Castro-Vega 2-24, Litty 2-16, Joseph Mongillo 1-7, Shane McGowan 1-1, Hickman 4-136
RETURNS: Avon – McDonald 1-4 (punt), Jordan Williams 2-53 (punts), 1-15 (kickoff), Meaney 3-63 (kickoffs)
SACKS: Avon – Allmendinger 1-10, Ryan Rogers 1-7, Blackmore ½-3, Gino Bonalumi ½-3
INTERCEPTIONS: Jamie Dlugolecki (A) 1-0; Wellington Silva (E) 1-15, Daniel Hayes (E) 1-0; FUMBLE RECOVERY: Silva (E) 2

Individual leaders
FINAL 2013
RUSHING    Att-Yds      TDs
Murphy      107-1140     19
Griffin           47-267         4
Hahn            62-193         2
A'mendngr  29-179         1
Baldwin        14-49           0
DeBarardino 6-27           0
Macko             2-4             0
Putnam          4-1             0
Marquis          1-(-24)      0

PASSING C-Att-Int Yds TDs
Hahn        101-171-5  1667  25
DeBarardino  5-11-0    30     0

RECEIVING  C-Yds    TD
Marquis        25-485    8
Murphy          24-346    5
Reichler        22-504    8
Griffin             12-138   3
Meaney           6-23       0
Macko              5-94      1
Ryingsward    3-22      0
Bujund             2-27      0
Agli                   2-24      0
Allmendinger 2-22      0
DelGallo          1-4        0
Kirk                   1-8        0

POINTS
                  TDs PAT 2pt  Pts
Murphy       19-5    0     0   150(f)
Burdick       0-0     40    0    52*
Marquis      0-8      0     1     50
Reichler      0-8      0     0    48
Griffin          4-3      0     0     42
Hahn           2-0      0     0     12
A'mendngr  1-0      0     0    12(i)
Macko          0-1      0     0      6
Team           0-0      0    0      2(s)
Meaney        0-0     0     1      2
(f) Recovered fumble for TD
(i) Interception return for TD
(s) One safetys
*Kicked 4 FG

FIELD GOALS (4-5):  Burdick 32, 28, 21, 37
PATs:  Burdick 40-44

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Avon defense recovers 6 fumbles in win over Granby
GRANBY, Sept. 19 -- Granby fumbled eight times and lost six as Avon dominated in a 50-21 victory Friday night under the lights. The Falcons ran back two fumbles for touchdowns and rebounded from an opening week loss to Ellington/Somers. Jamie Dlugolecki recovered three fumbles and ran one back 20 yards for a touchdown. Teddy Allmendinger had a 30-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown along with a three-yard touchdown run. Allmendinger ran for a game-high 137 yards on 20 carries.
Collinsville Press, September 19: Granby can’t keep their hands on the ball in big loss to Avon

Big plays, injuries hurt in loss to Ellington/Somers
AVON, Setp. 13 -- Ellington/Somers' Mark Hickman scored four touchdowns, including a tipped pass for a touchdown at the end of the second quarter, as the Purple Knights picked up a very satisfying 28-14 win. It was just the second win ever for Ellington/Somers over Avon in nine tries.

“We had this one circled on our calendar since last year’s game," Ellington coach Sean Byrne said. "We felt we were embarrassed so we really got after it. The kids wanted this one and it showed.”

Things didn’t go as planned for the Falcons.

Starting QB Ian McDonald was hurt on Avon’s second offensive series. He injured his wrist and he could miss six-to-eight weeks. Backup quarterback sophomore Dom DeBerardino hurt his shoulder early in the third quarter. The Falcons turned the ball over three times with an interception and two fumbles – one on the goal line. While Avon had 2 ½ sacks and an interception, they gave up some big plays to the Purple Knights.

“I did not prepare this football team well enough to win,” Avon coach Jim Caouette said. “This is strictly my fault. They outcoached us. They were more physical than we were. Shame on me for not getting the job done.”
Collinsville Press, Sept. 13: Big plays help Ellington/Somers beat Avon

Game 1 preview
Ellington/Somers (6-5)
at Avon (8-3), 1 p.m.
Outlook: Avon begins its final season in the Pequot Conference with a home game against Ellington/Somers. The Falcons will have a new QB under center this fall but a majority of the offensive line and defensive lines return led by All-Pequot guard Ryan Rogers, a third-year starter and guard Gino Bonalumi and center Dean Zacchio. Junior Teddy Allmendinger should make an impact on both sides of the ball. … Ellington is a young, junior-dominated squad, led by receivers Mark Hickman (12 TDs), Shane McGowan and Ben Kloter, who combined to catch 36 passes for 688 yards last fall. Ellington needs to find a replacement for All-Pequot QB Joe Lesile, who led the team in passing (1,132 yards) and rushing (907) last season. … Former Ellington teammate Austin Tautkas, a 19-year-old sophomore at Western Connecticut State, died in a car accident over the summer
Opening day records: Avon 28-26
Series: Began 2006. Avon leads, 7-1
Collinsville Press, Sept. 10: Week 1 previews

2013 preview
Falcons look to contend for Uncas title and playoff bid
AVON -- It will be a special year for the Falcons. It is their final season in the Pequot Conference before Avon joins the Central Connecticut Conference next fall. Avon will play on Thanksgiving morning for the first time when they host Gilbert/Northwestern at the high school. Avon went 8-3 a year ago, losing three games by a combined total of seven points. “Practices are very crisp,” Avon High coach Jim Caouette said. “These kids are focused. We don’t have to get on them about paying attention.” Why? “They saw how close we were last year,” he said.

Avon’s expectations haven’t changed – contend for the Pequot Conference Uncas Division title and a Class M playoff berth.
Collinsville Press, Sept. 2: Avon doesn't want to miss out on opportunities to win

Lots of energy as Avon begins preseason workouts for season
AVON, Aug. 14 – The Avon High football team held its first preseason conditioning workouts Thursday night at the high school. Second-year coach Jim Caouette wants to build on last year’s 8-3 record. Avon has two scrimmages to help prepare for the 2014 campaign  -- Watertown at home on Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 5 p.m. and a road game at Newington on Sept. 4.
Collinsville Press, August 27: Falcons get some work in against Watertown

Collinsville Press, August 14: Lots of energy as Avon begins preseason workouts

Avon to play on Thanksgiving for first time this fall
AVON, May 26 – For the first time in its history, the Avon High football team will play football on Thanksgiving this fall. The Falcons are scheduled to host rival Gilbert/ Northwestern on Thursday morning, Nov. 27 at 10:30 a.m.

“There is nothing like the atmosphere of a Thanksgiving Day football game,” Avon High coach Jim Caouette said. “It brings so much out of the kids and the fans. It is really a tremendous thing for high school football.”

In its 54-year history, Avon has never played on Thanksgiving or even on the week of Thanksgiving. They are one of the few schools in the state never to have played on Thanskgiving. Caouette wanted to play a Thanksgiving game and he found a willing opponent in Gilbert/Northwestern.
Collinsville Press, May 26: Avon to play on Thanksgiving for the first time against Gilbert

Pequot moves back to
two division format
AVON, May 26 -- With Housatonic dropping its varsity program due to a low number of players, the Pequot Conference has modified its schedule and divisions. In 2013, the Pequot moved to a three division format with seven teams in each division (West, North, South). With 20 varsity teams, the league is moving back to its two division format (Uncas and Sassacus) that the Pequot used from 1993 to 2012.
Collinsville Press, May 26: Pequot Conference moves to back to two divisions

CCC votes to admit Avon
AVON, April 4 – Avon will make its long-talked about jump to the Central Connecticut Conference in September 2015. On Thursday night, the CCC voted to accept the Falcons as the league’s 33rd member. Avon will join the CCC in all sports, including football. Avon will play one final season in the Pequot Conference in 2014.
Collinsville Press, April 4: CCC votes to admit Avon into the league beginning in 2015

Can Avon be competitive as a member of the CCC?
AVON, April 4 – The Central Connecticut Conference has voted to accept Avon as a member beginning in September 2015. Can the football program compete in the league? Sure. But it will be more competitive. The Falcons can look forward to resuming their dormant rivalry with Farmington in football.
Collinsville Press, April 4: Can the Falcons compete in the CCC?

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