Houston's Justin Schmidt sheds a tackle as he scores a fourth-quarter touchdown Friday night against Ava.

Ava scored on six of its first seven possessions, including a 53-yard pass just one second before halftime, as the Bears raced out to a commanding lead and cruised to a 45-21 victory Friday night.

Houston (0-3) did all of its scoring in the final 6 minutes of the game.

Tight end David Foster caught 26- and 25-yard passes to set up Brad Pounds’ 1-yard plunge with 5:48 left.

After a Travis Barker interception, Justin Schmidt and Pounds covered 37 yards on consecutive carries to move the ball to the Ava 5-yard line. Schmidt punched it in on the nesxt play.

Another Barker interception three plays later led to Schmidt’s 4-yard score with 22 seconds left. Schmidt had a 47-yard scamper on the four-play drive.

Ava 19 19 7 0 – 45

Houston 0 0 0 21 – 21

First Quarter

AVA – Batcheller 20 run (Philpott kick), 10:08.

AVA – Davis 33 run (kick failed), 5:05.

AVA – Davis 16 run (kick failed), 3:50.

Second Quarter

AVA – Plumb 77 pass from Batcheller (Philpott kick), 9:27.

AVA – Wallace 23 pass from Williams (kick failed), 4:05.

AVA – Philpott 55 pass from Williams (kick failed), 0:01.

Third Quarter

AVA – Wallace 35 pass from Batcheller (Philpott kick), 4:34.

Fourth Quarter

HOU – Pounds 1 run (Pierce kick), 5:48

HOU – Schmidt 5 run (Pierce kick), 2:25.

HOU – Schmidt 4 run (Pierce kick), 0:22.

More Scores

Appleton City 33, Sarcoxie 8

Ash Grove 21, Fair Grove 6

Ava 45, Houston 21

Bishop-Gorman (NV) 61, Rock Bridge 19

Bolivar 21, Logan Rogersville 7

Blue Springs South 24, Blue Springs 14

Blytheville ARK 45, Cape Central 6

Borgia 35, Blair Oaks 0

Bowling Green 34, Highland 7

Brookfield 41, Knox County 8

Cabool 48, Springfield Catholic 8

Camdenton 27, Kickapoo 9

Cardinal Ritter 34, Caruthersville 0

Carl Junction 43, Mt. Vernon 8

Carthage 44, Miami OK 35

Cass Midway 20, Rich Hill 17

Cassville 42, Lamar 7

Center 32, Ruskin 13

Centralia 28, Macon 0

Chaminade 20, St. Louis U. High 7

Charleston 38, Portageville 16

Chillicothe 12, Lafayette (St. Joseph) 6

Clark County 34, Milan 2

Clinton 20, St. Pius X (KC) 13

Crest Ridge 7, Windsor 6

Crystal City 35, Chaffee 0

DeKalb 28, Elwood 44

DeSmet 35, CBC 26

Dexter 21, Sikeston 0

East Buchanan 20, Rock Port 0

East Newton 13, Aurora 12

Eldon 35, Southern Boone 13

El Dorado Springs 35, Slater 0

Eureka 41, Webster Groves 14

Excelsior Springs 20, Raytown 10

Farmington 18, Waynesville 14

Fayette 35, Marceline 27

Festus 48, Hillsboro 0

Fox 55, Windsor (Imperial) 16

Fredericktown 33, Herculaneum 7

Ft. Osage 27, Grandview(KC) 12

Ft. Zumwalt South 20, Northwest (Cedar Hill) 6

Ft. Zumwalt West 42, Howell Central 6

Fulton 41, Mexico 7

Gallatin 36, North Platte 6

Glendale 28, Ozark 21

Grain Valley 42, Lexington 12

Harrisonville 48, Northeast (KC) 7

Hayti 34, Kennett 7

Hermann 40, Pacific 8

Higginsville 22, Richmond 16

Holden 34, California 17

Holt 15, Francis Howell 0

Jackson 21, Vianney 7

Jefferson City 34, Parkway South 16

Joplin 48, West Plains 28

Kansas City Central 48, Southeast 0

Kearney 17, Belton 6

King City 24, Albany 19

Kirkwood 10, Lindbergh 6

Lathrop 28, Savannah 14

Lawson 25, Cameron 11

Lebanon 50, Hillcrest 12

Lee’s Summit North 35, William Chrisman 13

Lee’s Summit West 42, Hickman Mills 12

Liberal 26, Jasper 13

Lockwood 14, Greenfield 8

Lone Jack 21, Drexel 0 4th q.

Lutheran St. Charles 27, John F. Kennedy 3

Maplewood 39, St. Pius X (Festus) 6

Marionville 43, Strafford 0

Mark Twain 24, Paris 20

Marshfield 52, Reeds Spring 13

Maryville 33, Benton (St. Joseph) 26

McAuley Catholic 40, Pleasant Hope 14

McDonald County 14, Seneca 13

Mehlville 30, Lafayette 0

MICDS 42, Duchesne 21

Moberly 39, Hannibal 22

Monett 12, Neosho 9

Monroe City 35, South Shelby 28 OT

Montgomery County 27, Wright City 20

Mound City 60, Hardin Central 8

Mtn. Grove 42, Mtn. View Liberty 7

Nevada 22, Butler 10

Nodaway-Holt 60, Norborne 28

North Andrew 50, South Nodaway 0

North Callaway 41, South Callaway 6

North Nodaway 65, Fairfax 12

North Shelby 46, Westran 12

Oak Grove 40, Carrollton 7

Oak Park 48, North Kansas City 17

Oakville 32, Hazelwood West 20

Odessa 49, Knob Noster 0

O’Hara 28, Warrensburg 18

Orrick 61, St. Paul’s 0

Osceola 19, Archie 14

Owensville 36, Salem 9

Palmyra 47, Louisiana 6

Park Hill 21, Raymore Peculiar 10

Park Hill South 43, Raytown South 14

Parkway Central 38, Marquette 15

Parkway North 35, University City 0

Parkway West 20, Summit 17

Perryville 21, Ste. Genevieve 14

Pierce City 39, Miller 6

Platte County 41, Marshall 14

Plattsburg 32, Lincoln Prep 29

Pleasant Hill 43, Boonville 7

Polo 43, Tarkio 22

Poplar Bluff 32, New Madrid County Central 12

Potosi 32, DeSoto 12

Princeton 28, Maysville 6

Principia 21, Orchard Farm 14

Priory 24, St. Dominic 14

Quapaw OK 32, Diamond 6

Republic 42, Branson 28

Rockhurst 47, Liberty 21

Rolla 46, Parkview 20

Seckman 21, North County 14

Scott City 37, East Prairie 7

Schuyler County 21, Scotland County 7

Sherwood 61, Cole Camp 32

Smith Cotton 28, Osage 7

Smithville 45, Westport 0

South Harrison 12, Hamilton 0

St. Clair 34, Sullivan 7

St. Joseph Central 29, Lee’s Summit 28

St. Joseph Christian 42, Veritas Christian 14

St. Joseph LeBlond 30, Mid Buchanan 3

St. Mary’s 35, DuBourg 12

St. Vincent 14, Valle 7

Stanberry 28, Stewartsville 13

Stockton 29, Skyline 13

Sweet Springs 28, Santa Fe 7

Thayer 41, Malden 0

Timberland 20, Ft. Zumwalt North 19

Tipton 35, Adrian 15

Trenton 40, Putnam County 0

Trinity 51, Grandview (Hillsboro) 16

Troy 19, Howell North 7

Truman 24, Winnetonka 23

Union 49, St. James 0

University Academy 30, St. Mary’s (KC) 0

Warrenton 44, St. Charles West 36

Warsaw 34, Versailles 22

Washington 56, St. Charles 6

Washington KS 53, Van Horn 21

Webb City 26, Nixa 0

Wellington Napoleon 20, Braymer 8

West Nodaway 48, South holt 34

West Platte 33, Salisbury 6

Willard 40, Buffalo 13

Willow Springs 42, Springfield Central 13

Winfield 26, Van Far 14

Worth County 56, Craig 0

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