BATH - After scoring 20 points in their first two games combined, the Rams found their offense in a 52-28 win over Avon in a Livingston County Athletic Association boys football matchup Friday in Bath.
The Rams started out strong, scoring 21 points in the first quarter.
The first score came only 16 seconds in to the game as Avon quarterback Nate Freeman was stripped and Damien Hall scoped the ball and took it for a Haverling score.
On Haverling’s first offensive possession, Kyle Rinker took the second play from scrimmage 44 yards for a touchdown for the Rams’ second score and a 12-0 lead.
Haverling ended its first quarter scoring when Kaden Adams found Damion Leavens on a 21-yard touchdown pass.
Avon got on the board following a Bath fumble on a punt, with Freeman scoring from a yard out for its only score of the quarter.
With three minutes left in the half, Freeman found a hole and ran for a 57-yard touchdown run, but Haverling responded with a Cordell Galvan touchdown that made the score 28-14 with 1:46 remaining.
For the third time in three games however, Haverling gave up a touchdown on the last drive of the half as Dan Cook found the endzone on a 15-yard scamper as the Braves cut the lead to 28-21 at the half.
Haverling took control of the game in the last 24 minutes, shutting out Avon on defense while scoring three times of its own on two touchdowns from Rinker and one from Adams.
The Rams move to 1-2 and will travel to Hornell next Friday at 7:30 p.m. in their next game.