Avonworth comes up short in PIAA football championship

PIAA Championships: Avonworth vs Southern Columbia

HERSHEY, Pa. — The PIAA Class 2A football championship game took place Friday afternoon, and Avonworth was looking to unseat the two-time defending champs Southern Columbia.

It started off looking up for the Antelopes, who came out to a 7-0 lead, putting Southern Columbia behind for the first time all season. The score came on a pass from Park Penrod to Trevor Faulkner.

Despite getting close on a few occasions, Avonworth wouldn't score again and Southern Columbia poured it on in record fashion, beating the antelopes 74-7.

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For Avonworth, this was the only loss in a fantastic season.

"They've had a great year. We talked about it all along. It's all about us and what we do and these seniors set an unbelievable example of excellence -- 15-0 against a tough WPIAL schedule all the way through. It's just unbelievable," Avonworth coach Duke Johncour said.