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Avery quarterback Daniel Childress, filling in for injured starter Tre Jackson, rolls out to pass in
action against Madison. Photo by Grant Norman

Originally published: 2013-10-30 22:23:56
Last modified: 2013-10-30 22:23:56

Running attack paces Patriots past Vikings

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The past couple of weeks have been the most difficult of the season for the Avery football program. From being on the short end of the scoreboard to suffering injuries to key personnel, the Vikings continue to work hard to finish the regular season strong.

Avery traveled to Marshall to take on Madison on Friday, Oct. 27, looking to snap a two-game losing skid. A 99-yard, 12-play scoring drive in the first quarter that elapsed nearly seven minutes of the first-quarter clock resulted in Avery's first touchdown of the evening to grab an early lead. Madison roared back with 28 unanswered points, however, to steal away momentum and hand the Vikings its third consecutive defeat by a 28-7 final score at O.E. Roberts Stadium.

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