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The Ava Middle School Bears closed out the 2011 football season at Mountain Grove on Tuesday, Oct, 11.
The Bears were defeated by the Panthers 36-8 in the 7th grade contest. Mountain Grove led 30-0 at halftime. The Bears’ lone score of the night came in the fourth quarter when Kelly McDonald capped a 13-play drive with a one-yard touchdown run. McDonald also ran for the two-point conversion.
Leading tacklers for Ava were Brandon Johnson, Blake Litwiller, and Cyprus Phillips with four tackles each, Coach Jeff Pool said.
Mountain Grove defeated Ava 30-6 in the 8th grade game. Mountain Grove led 14-0 at halftime and extended the lead to 30-6 in the third quarter.
Ava’s scoring came in the fourth quarter when Caleb McFarlin completed a 25-yard pass to Nate Bray for a touchdown.
The leading tackler for the Bears was Paul Porter with seven.