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Avon senior Brandon Kocmich (2) runs the ball behind junior Kole Beeson (30) against Hamlin in the Class 9B state football championship at the DakotaDome in Vermillion Friday. Avon won 24-22. (Sean Ryan/Republic)

Avon comes from behind, holds off Hamlin for 9B title

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VERMILLION — Coming into the Class 9B state championship Friday, Avon junior fullback Kole Beeson had not caught a single pass all season, but that changed in the fourth quarter.


With Avon trailing 22-16 with just under 2 minutes on the clock, Beeson caught a screen pass from junior quarterback Logan Mudder and scampered 38 yards for a touchdown, which tied the game at 22.

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