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Football: Avonworth challenging in the Eastern Conference

Written by John D'Abruzzo on .

Two weeks into the regular season, the Avonworth football team was one of 11 Class A teams entering Week 3 with a perfect overall record.

The Antelopes (2-0, 1-0) look to remain undefeated this week on the road against Leechburg in Eastern Conference action. They enter this week's matchup outscoring opponents by an average of 38.5-6 and sit right behind North Catholic (2-0, 2-0) and West Shamokin (2-0, 2-0) in the conference standings.

Avonworth pulled off one of the biggest upsets during Week 1 by knocking off highly-touted Rochester on the road, 33-6, and followed up by topping Riverview last week, 44-6.

Senior quarterback Matt Donovan completed 7 of 17 passes for 100 yards and three touchdowns against Riverview. Against Rochester, sophomore running back Moses Giles led the Antelopes by rushing for 132 yards and a pair of touchdowns 23 carries. Freshman running back Kevin Simpson scored rushing touchdowns in both games.