2016 Michigan Quarterback commit Brandon Peters led the Avon Orioles to a double overtime victory over the reigning state champion Cathedral Fighting Irish on Friday, ending a 32-game tournament win streak for the Irish.
Peters finished with four total touchdowns, three in the air, including the game-winning back-shoulder pass in the second overtime period.
"It was a great win for the whole team," Peters said following the game. "I feel like we have so much momentum now going into the next game, we can just keep rolling."
The future Wolverine finished 18-30 for 236 yards and three touchdowns, as well as a one-yard rushing touchdown in the first half.
Avon will advance to its toughest matchup of the season next weekend in a Semi-State matchup against undefeated #1 Center Grove, boasting a 12-0 record this season. Should they win next Friday, the Orioles will be headed to a 6A State Championship game on November 28th at Lucas Oil Stadium.
Even with his focus set on Avon’s state tournament run, however, Peters has still kept in touch with Coach Harbaugh regularly.
"We talked a little bit about redshirting, but I don’t know yet. I still have a chance to earn my spot," Peters said. Such a high level of talent combined with the benefits of enrolling early should have Peters right in the thick of the quarterback competition once the spring practice rolls around.
Peters looked as poised as ever in Friday’s overtime win, showing an ability to withstand pressure from a Cathedral defense that boasts two three-star prospects and one four-star. Though he took a few more shots than usual, he was still able to find gaps in the secondary to storm back from an 11-point deficit and propel the Orioles to another postseason win.
Even with the recent decommitment of the nation’s number one tailback, Kareem Walker, Peters still maintains that he hasn’t been doing any recruiting of his own, instead choosing to focus on his team’s tournament run.
Peters still intends to visit Ann Arbor for the matchup against Ohio State unless Avon advances to the State Championship game, which would conflict with a potential visit to Michigan Stadium.