By John DeCoste
Horton and Avon View won the latest edition of the high school football
Turkey Bowls that are fast becoming a Thanksgiving weekend staple.
The Griffins continued to roll, improving to 4-0-1 on the season with a 64-1 victory over Central Kings Friday evening at Acadia in a game that was essentially over by halftime with Horton leading 57-0.
Robert Adams continued his assault on the high school football rushing records. Despite sitting for most of the second half, Adams rushed for 149 yards on eight carries and scored three touchdowns.
Through five games this season, the star tailback has rushed for 1,252 yards on 118 carries and scored 13 touchdowns.
Rookie Cam Davidson added three touchdowns of his own, and Will Stewart caught a touchdown pass to open the scoring.
Defensive back Curtis Bawn scored twice, once on an interception return and once on a fumble recovery, giving him four touchdowns on defense through five games this season.
Central Kings also conceded a two-point safety, and Alex Thomas rounded out the scoring with eight converts.
The Gators picked up their lone point on the opening kickoff of the second half, which ended up bouncing over the head of the Horton returner into the end zone.
Other than that, the Gators, who are in the midst of a rebuilding year, were pretty much outclassed until Horton sat its first-string players.
Despite the lopsided score, Cody Lowe and Brent Burton both delivered strong performances in a losing effort.
In Windsor on Sunday, J.P. Primeau had a pair of touchdowns to lead Avon View to a 41-14 win over Northeast Kings. Primeau finished the day with 212 all-purpose yards.
The Avalanche, an independent team this season in the provincial league, improved to 3-1 with the win, while NKEC fell to 1-3 with the loss.
Russ Lavergne, Nathan Wentzell, Christian May and Justin Dickenson also scored touchdowns for the Avalanche. Quarterback Dylan deGraaf and Andrew Chase had touchdowns for the Titans.