by Jarod Lipson
Brownsburg beat Avon 27-24 in the Sectional Semifinal at home on Friday.
The Bulldogs got on the board first with a 35-yard Preston Terrell touchdown catch.
The connection that's been there all year long! @bhsdogs QB @beneasters11 finds WR @prestonterrell5 for the first score of the night! Bulldogs lead Orioles 7-0 with 5:10 left in the first! #IndyStarFNL @indyhsscores pic.twitter.com/sWfUMtA1XP— Devin Voss (@DevinVoss23) November 1, 2019
After Avon matched it, the first quarter ended 7-7.
Mani Jackson returned an Avon fumble for a touchdown on the next possession to put Brownsburg up 20-7.
Avon scored two late touchdowns to end the first half and Brownsburg faced a 21-20 deficit at the break.
A scoreless third quarter put the Bulldogs down 1 heading into the fourth.
That 1 became 4 after an Avon field goal.
Isaiah Higgins picked off an Avon pass, putting Brownsburg back into Avon territory.
Avon eventually took the ball back on a missed Bulldog field goal with about two minutes to go and no timeouts remaining.
With 47 seconds to go, Brownsburg stuffed an Avon run on 4th down and 2 at midfield, allowing the Bulldogs to kneel the clock out.
The win advances Brownsburg to the Sectional Final Nov. 8 at Zionsville.