Area football 10-30-23
Avon 38, Hitchcock-Tulare 14
AVON - The top-seeded Avon Pirates built up a 38-0 lead before closing out with a 38-14 victory over the defending champion Hitchcock-Tulare Patriots in Class 9B quarterfinal action Thursday in Avon.
Avon moves to 8-2 and will host a semifinal game against De Smet Friday. Running back Aziah Meyer scored four touchdowns and ran for four 2-pt conversions. The Pirates tallied 265 yards on the ground as a team.
The Patriots finish with a 5-5 record. Erik Salmen ran six times for 23 yards and was 2 of 4 passing for 21 yards. Salmen also led H-T with eight solo tackles. Derek Johnson ran twice for 55 yards.
Peyton Chasing Hawk ran twice for three yards and a touchdown and also caught a 56-yard touchdown pass. Brendan Nowell had six solo tackles for the Patriots.
Hitchcock-Tulare 0 0 0 14 — 14
Avon 8 14 16 0 — 38
Avon - Aziah Meyer 4-yard TD run. (Meyer conversion run)
Avon - Meyer 10-yard TD run. (Meyer conversion run)
Avon - Meyer 6-yard TD run. (Conversion failed)
Avon - Meyer 37-yard TD run. (Meyer conversion run)
Avon - Landon Mudder 10-yard TD run. (Meyer conversion run)
HT - Payton Chasing Hawk 1-yard TD run. (Derek Johnson conversion run)
HT - Devin Enander 56-yard TD pass to Chasing Hawk. (Conversion failed)