Football team dazzles on local television


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The Aves defensive line sets up early in the Week 2 game against Ryle. SHS had their first shutout since last year. The team looks to improve to 4-2 against Middletown in Week 6.

The Varsity Football Team at SHS shutout Oak Hills at home 31-0 in a rare Sat. night game. The game was televised on the local Star 64 channel.

With a bit on the line and lot of people watching, the players may have felt pressured. Fortunately, the Aves dominated to bounce back from two straight sudden losses.

“Playing on TV was a great new experience for me,” said sophomore running back Ra’Von Bonner. “We rose to the challenge and worked hard and played Aviator football. We did not feel any pressure whatsoever.”

Bonner ran for 94 yards and scored a touchdown. The home win was much needed and the team did more than accomplish their goals. The Aves had their first shutout win since last year when they blanked Ryle 28-0 in week two.

Their next game is this Fri, Oct. 3, against Middletown. The Middies have scored at least 24 points in their past three games and have won two of them. Junior dual threat-quarterback from Middletown Allante Simmons has been averaging almost 80 rushing yards per game this season.