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Football: Gilbert/Northwestern vs. Avon - Preview and Prediction

POSTED October 14, 2011
BY Patrick Tiscia
Twitter: @PatrickTiscia


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.

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