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Devils pummel Panthers

AVON PARK - With the district's No. 1 seed locked up, no one would've blamed Avon Park for mailing it in Wednesday night against Mulberry.

But that's not how Red evils coach White Cornell operates.


Avon Park came out slugging, and bolted to a big lead before timely defense down the stretch clinched the 8-3 win over Class 4A-District 9 rival Mulberry. The victory also completed the regular season sweep of the Panthers.

Tyrone Perry got the Devils on the scoreboard early, bringing home