2014: Avon Orioles

2014: Avon Orioles

Joe Belden and Brandon Peters lead the Avon Orioles.

PREVIEW 2014: Avon Orioles

Avon had yet another winning season in Hendricks County going 6-4. Coach Mark Bless is looking for more with twelve starters back in the fold. Lost to graduation are DE Mack Duffin (Miami (OH)), DB David Grifftith (Western Illinois), and DE Chad Scaggs (Marian).

STANDOUT

Indiana University DE recruit Joe Belden (6-3, 245) gets top dog honors at Avon. The future Hoosier had 45 tackles last season.

BREAKOUT PLAYER

DL Raushawn Brent should up even bigger numbers this go around. .

TOP UNDERCLASSMEN

quarterback Brandon Peters (6-4, 190) had good numbers last season with 1405 yards and 13 touchdowns. Those are not the numbers the college have taken notice of. It has been his breakout summer season.

SCOUTING THE: ORIOLES POSITION BY POSITION

QUARTERBACK

Brandon Peters is now firmly entrenched as a top recruit for the class of 2016. The Iowa Hawkeyes recently offered Peters a scholarship.

RUNNING BACK

Seniors David Schall, Derrick Tennant and Thomas Hicks will need t step up in the backfield.

RECEIVERS

TE Matt Moore is a top college prospect after catching 23 passes as a sophomore. Newcomers will need to step up replacing the graduated Cress Kimbrough.

OFFENSIVE LINE

Senior tackle Zach Ryan and center Brady Nyland will be surrounded by three new starters.

DEFENSIVE LINE

Joe Belden and Raushawn Brent lead what may be the strongest position group on the team.

LINEBACKERS

Senior Zach Williams is the lone returnee here.

DEFENSIVE BACKS

Senior Gabe Lakstins leads the Orioles secondary.
OUTLOOK:

The Orioles will again be a leader in the Hoosier Crossroads Conference. They will compete with Hamilton SE, Fishers, Noblesville, Westfield and Brownsburg for the conference crown. Sectional 5 is no cakewalk with Ben Davis, Brownsburg and Pike. Having the likes of Brandon Peters leading the offense and Joe Belden anchoring the defense makes this a formidable opponent every Friday night.

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