Avery silences Hendersonville with 23-14 victory

The Avery County High School football team silenced critics and proved they are focused for a playoff run with a 23-14 victory over Hendersonville High on Friday evening.  Colton Blackburn (Senior, RB) rushed for 139 yards on 18 carries to push the Vikings past the Bearcats in the Western Highlands Conference showdown.  Dustin Clark (Junior, K/DB) added a late field goal to place the contest out of reach with less than a minute left in the contest.

Around the WHC:
Mitchell 24 – Polk 23:
The Mitchell Mountaineers converted a late 4th-and-18 to earn the victory over the previously undefeated Wolverines.

Mountain Heritage 21 – Owen 14:
Heritage continued their defensive prowess, holding on to the ball and utilizing the clock to earn a seven point victory over the Warhorses

Thomas Jefferson 35 – Madison 27:
The Gryphons earned their first victory in the Western Highlands conference with an eight point victory over the Patriots.

A full run-down of tonight’s contest in this week’s Avery Post.