Maryville rolls past Smithville
By Andy Meyer The Smithville Herald
Caleb Mather doesn’t worry about who he lines up against. His goal always remains the same — dominating on every single play.
A big part of that had to do with Mather and the rest of Maryville’s enormous group of linemen, which has paved the way to the team’s undefeated start.
“It’s the same game plan; just get on them and keep on going,” Mather said.
Playing against the second Class 4 school in as many weeks, Maryville (7-0, 5-0 Midland Empire Conference) needed only seven plays and less than two minutes to get on the
Maryville quarterback Jonathan Baker finished off the team’s first drive with a 1-yard scoring sneak, while running back Peyton Mizera waltzed into the end zone just 2 minutes later to put Maryville up by two
With less than 4 minutes gone, the No. 2-ranked team in Class 3 was already well on its way to another win.
“I’m extremely confident in this team and the leadership that this senior class has developed,” Webb said. “I’m extremely honored to be their coach.”
Running back Derek Stiens, another one of those seniors Webb talks about, punched in the team’s third score toward the end of the first quarter to keep the Warriors (4-3, 2-3 MEC) reeling.
Slow starts usually haven’t been a problem for Smithville coach Greg Smith and his team, but he said his squad simply didn’t match Maryville’s energy through the first half.
“They did an outstanding job,” Smith said. “They came out of the gate hitting on all cylinders, and by the time we caught our breath and started playing ball, we were down by 20 points.” For the rest of the story click here.
The Maryville senior and the rest of his teammates did precisely that Friday during a 34-7 blowout against Smithville. The Spoofhounds wasted no time jumping out to a lead from their first drive and cruised to yet another victory thanks to nearly 400 rushing yards, despite putting up a season-low in points.
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