Ava Middle School hosted the Willow Springs Bears for football action on September 27th at Silvey Field. The visiting Willow Springs squad won the seventh grade game 30-0. Willow Springs scored on their first play from scrimmage and scored two more times in the first half to hold a 22-0 advantage. They added one more score early in the third quarter for the final margin of victory.
Willow Springs won the eighth grade contest 34-24. The visiting Bears scored on their first possession, then recovered an onside kick and scored again to take a 12-0 lead. Ava scored next on a 2 yard run by Grady Goss to finish a 4 play, 56 yard drive. Josh Springer ran for the conversion to cut the Willow Springs advantage to 12-8. Willow Springs answered with two second quarter touchdowns to take a 28-8 halftime lead. They added another touchdown early in the third quarter to increase the lead to 34-8. Grady Goss ran for two touchdowns in the fourth quarter to finish drives of 67 and 52 yards, respectively. Goss also ran for the conversions to complete the scoring.