The Fishers Tigers hosted the 6A #1 Avon Orioles on homecoming night. The Tigers jumped out to an early lead as the defense forced an early punt and then recovered a fumble that turned into 14 points. The Orioles would go on to score 35 unanswered points as they pulled away. Dylan Scally led the offense for Fishers with 21 runs for 80 yards including a touchdown.
The Tigers defense stepped up early and forced a quick 3 and out which led to an Avon punt. Fishers put together a scoring drive paced on the ground by Dylan Scally and included a 4th down conversion inside Oriole territory. Scally finally found the end zone from 18 yards out to give the Tigers an early 7-0 lead. On the next possession, the Orioles fumbled the hand off and Ian Willoughby was able to recover for Fishers. The Tigers converted quickly as Marcus Roux found a streaking Reece Boland over the middle for a 15 yard touchdown as the Tigers stretched the lead to 14-0.
Avon got on the board early in the 2nd quarter on a long drive. Henry Hesson found Crishon McCray on a screen pass for 53 yards to get the Orioles drive going. Hesson connected with Carmelo Mitchell for a 15 yard touchdown to bring the score to 14-7. The Tigers defense had a big stop with about 3 minutes to go to get the ball back after a 4th down stop at midfield. However, the ensuing field goal attempt sailed just wide left with under a minute to go in the 1st half as the score held at 14-7 in favor of the Tigers at halftime.
Avon came out of halftime and controlled the 3rd quarter offensively. Hesson connected with Mitchell for 2 touchdown passes in the quarter to give the Orioles a 21-14 lead after 3 quarters. The Tigers tried to get going offensively but a high snap forced punter Jack Phillips to scramble and he was just short of the line to gain on the Tigers first drive. Fishers also attempted a QB sneak around midfield on 4th and short but was ultimately stopped just short.
The Orioles offense continued putting up points in the 4th quarter. Hesson connected on his 4th touchdown pass of the night, this time to Joe Hall. The Tigers defense continued to fight, but fatigue began to set in as missed tackles began to add up. Hesson scrambled for a 35 yard touchdown midway through the game to extend the score to 35-14 for the Orioles.