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SPORTS ARTICLE from The Morning Journal, 10-12-02, By STEVE WALKER, Morning Journal Correspondent

``AVON -- The Avon Eagles soared high in the air and bullied their way on the ground, as they pounded the Oberlin Indians last night, 41-0.

Avon quarterback Jason O'Rourke led the air attack, completing 8-of-12 passes for 155 yards, including three touchdowns. Avon running back Dan Siegfried bullied his way on the ground, carrying the ball 20 times and gaining 154 yards, including two touchdown runs.

Dustin ''Doc'' Garris performed a clinic last night. He caught a 20-yard touchdown pass from O'Rourke, on a fourth down-and-12, to give Avon its first score and the lead, 7-0.

Three minutes later, the ''Doc'' returned a 35-yard punt for a touchdown, and just like that the Eagles took a 14-0 lead.

''This is one of my best games,'' Garris said. ''I look for a couple more to come though.''

The ''Doc'' also caught a 57-yard touchdown pass on the first play of the second half from O'Rourke to put Avon up, 35-0.

''We executed the way we wanted to execute,'' Avon coach Lee Powell said. ''Offensively, it was nice to be able to run the ball.''

And run the ball they did, gaining 334 yards on the ground as a team, with Siegfried leading the way.

''It was a good one, we played like we should,'' Siegfried said. ''The whole line came out and did a good job.''

Quarterback Jason O'Rourke felt this game was important for him and his fellow senior players.

''All the seniors knew this would be the last time to hit the Indians up,'' O'Rourke said. ''We wanted to come out and play like we knew we could and beat 'em up.'' ...''

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