AVON, Ohio - In a showdown that had football enthusiasts across the state eager with anticipation, the Avon Eagles displayed an unparalleled performance as they dismantled SWC rival Olmsted Falls Bulldogs 52-10 Friday night. The spotlight was undeniably on quarterback Nolan Good, who was nothing short of exceptional.
A player with the prowess of Good can elevate an entire team, and Friday evening was proof of that very fact. With a staggering total of 6 touchdowns to his name, Good dominated the field all four quarters. What stood out was his versatility—5 rushing touchdowns and a beautifully executed passing touchdown to the Eagles' tight end, Ty Beerbohm Each play Good was involved in was a testament to his dedication, skill, and unyielding drive to lead his team to victory.
"First of all, I want to say kudos to my coaches and my teammates for setting up some of the big plays we had tonight. The trust that we have in each other and the coaching staff is second to none. Five rushing touchdowns are abnormal for a quarterback, but Olmsted Falls secondary played lights out tonight. They really did not want us throwing it over their heads. I think we really showed that we can get it done no matter through the air or on the ground,” said Good postgame.
Avon's triumph over Olmsted Falls was more than just a win—it was a statement. Competing in what many fans argue is the toughest division in Ohio in Division II, the Eagles have remained unbeaten with a perfect 6-0 record. And it's not just about the numbers. It's about the increasing momentum and the consistent refinement in their strategy with every game. While some teams plateau, Avon seems to be getting better each week—a daunting prospect for any upcoming opposition.
Their game against the Bulldogs was a masterclass in offensive and defensive strategy. The Eagles' defense deserves immense credit too. They shut down every potential threat and limited the Bulldog's triple-option offense to just 10 points, proving that Avon is a force to be reckoned with on both sides of the ball with the likes of Akron Archbishop Hoban and the national-ranked No. 20 Massillon Washington Tigers.
"First, our main goal is to win the SWC," said Michigan commit Luke Hamilton postgame. "Going through the playoffs, running into teams like Hoban and Massillon which are big-name schools, us just being in that is cool, but we know we have to train harder and harder because anything can happen.”
Eagles Center Connor Bingham went down and it gave the Eagles a sense of urgency for the the remainder of the game. Senior Safety Lance Etienne blew up Olmsted Falls returner Caleb Ellis in what many calls the hit of the year.
As the season progresses, the expectations for the Eagles will undoubtedly rise as playoff time is nearby. But if their performance against Olmsted Falls is anything to go by, they're more than ready for the challenge. With players like Nolan Good leading the charge and a team that's showing no signs of slowing down, the sky's the limit for Avon.
To the other teams in Ohio's Division II, consider this your notice: The Avon Eagles are soaring, and they show no signs of coming down anytime soon.
The (6-0) Eagles travel to Berea next week for another Southwestern Conference matchup with the (3-3) Berea-Midpark Titans.