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Daniel Childress ran for a team-high 87 yards in Avery's 9-7 win over McDowell last week. Photo
by Josh Bare

Originally published: 2013-09-03 23:23:01
Last modified: 2013-09-03 23:23:45

Vikings relies on run game, defense in 9-7 victory at McDowell

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Some football games have the makings of a classic air show, with lots of thrills, footballs flying with precision like vintage crop dusters through the air, large point and yardage totals and long touchdown passes.

Friday night wasn't one of those games.

For fans whose preference of play involves hard-nosed defense, grit and determination, Avery's 9-7 victory over McDowell was a treat to watch.

Avery threw for only two yards in the contest, but ran the football 50 times for 197 yards, while the Big Red defense held the Titans to only 156 yards of total offense and forced five turnovers.

"I thought the win was good for us, especially after the tough loss we experienced at Cloudland. A win can solve a lot of hurts, and we really needed that one," AHS head coach Darrell Brewer said.

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