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By DERRICK M. THOMPSON, Morning Journal Correspondent, 10-7-00

"AVON -- Bad weather conditions only mean one thing when it comes to football. You must establish your running game. Avon's powerful running game led it to a 28-0 victory over the Oberlin Indians in a Lorain County conference matchup last night.

Avon's Jacob Schober charges the Oberlin line (Morning Journal/Ross Weitzner)

''We controlled the ball most of the night,'' Avon head coach Lee Powell said. ''That is crucial because that is what wins football games.''

Avon had 240 yards rushing. Senior tailback Jimmy Dosztal led the Eagles with 101 yards while Jacob Schober had 72.

Avon established its running attack early. It scored on its first three possessions. The Eagles went 51 yards in their first possession. Schober had scampers of 17 and 11 yards before capping the drive with a 5-yard touchdown run.

On the Eagles' second possession Dosztal scored from 7-yards out.

The Eagles defense played a great ball game also. They didn't allow Oberlin to cross the goal line.

Avon tailback Jim Dosztal dives into the end zone for a touchdown. (Morning Journal/Ross Weitzner)

''Our defense played outstanding,'' Powell said. ''Our defensive line really gets after it. The defensive ends and the defensive tackle did a nice job. The defense swarmed and tackled nicely.''

Dosztal also had two huge quarterback sacks to go with his rushing yards.

Even though the final score was 28-0, the Indians fought on every play ...

On the Eagles' [fourth quarter] final touchdown, Patrick Henry threw a screen pass to tight end Michael Schatschneider, who ran up the sideline for a 36-yard touchdown.

However, the Indians defense buckled down in the second half ... Oberlin's defense held Avon to 19 rushing yards ...

The Eagles (5-2, 3-1) travel to Brookside next week ..."

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