Football: Gilbert/Northwestern vs. Avon - Preview and Prediction
GILBERT/NORTHWESTERN VS. AVON
WHEN: Saturday, 2:30 p.m.
LOCATION: Van Why Field, Winsted
RECORDS: Gilbert/Northwestern 2-2; Avon 3-1
LAST WEEK: Gilbert/Northwestern 40, SMSA 20; Avon 31, Canton 0
LAST SEASON: Gilbert/Northwestern 7, Avon 0
TISCIA'S PICK: Avon 17, Gilbert/Northwestern 15
Last season's 7-0 triumph over Avon was one of the biggest wins in school history as the victory helped lift the Yellowjackets into the state playoffs. "GN" has been inconsistent through four games, getting shutout twice to go along with two wins. If "GN" can prevail in this contest, the path to a winning season will be a lot clearer. Beating Avon for the second straight year will be extremely tough, though.