Maryville pounds East
By Ryan Edwards PrepsKC staff writer
Maryville was looking to make a statement Thursday night, against an undermanned, and at times overwhelmed, East squad. The Spoofhounds used a strong rushing attack and stifling defense defeating the Bears, 85-14.
The Spoofhounds, who have been notorious for starting slow all season, wasted no time getting into the end zone. The Hounds only needed five plays that went 52 yards and was capped off by a six yard run by junior running back Payden Dawson, giving the Spoofhounds an early 8-0 lead.
Maryville head coach Matt Webb was pleased with his team’s effort, “I thought we operated really well, I thought we executed well, too.”
Following a Bears fumble on a bobbled snap on 4th and 6, the Spoofhounds recovered it at the Bears 22-yard line. One play later, junior running back Brody McMahon took the handoff from Nally 21 yards for a Spoofhound touchdown making it 16-0.
After the Spoofhounds forced a three and out the offense took over at the East 34-yard line. Two plays later, senior running back Trent Dredge added to the scoring with a 29-yard touchdown run, pushing the lead to 22-0.
The Spoofhounds also got touchdowns from Adam Thompson (19 yard pass from Nally), and Dane Hull (17 yard run) to cap off the first quarter scoring, with the Hounds leading 36-0.
With the game pretty much in hand, Coach Webb was able to rest his starters and get the younger guys on the team some varsity minutes.
“It’s a good opportunity to get some of the guy’s varsity experience. Its great development for our program going forward,” Coach Webb said.
The second quarter was more of the same. The Spoofhounds got touchdowns from Kade Allenbrand (26 yards), and Dakota Beemer (15 yards).
The Bears next drive showed signs of life. When sophomore quarterback Xantheus Pierro connected with sophomore wide receiver Adrian Orozco for a 62-yard touchdown, cutting into the Spoofhound lead, 49-6.
With a minute remaining in the second quarter, freshmen quarterback Trey Oglesby added to the scoring with a five yard touchdown run, extending the lead to 56-6 before the half.
The second half was much like the first. The East Bears scored its second touchdown of the game thanks to senior running back Ramon Turner who zipped through the Spoofhound defense for 59 yards.
The Spoofhounds got scores from: Payden Dawson (75 yard kick-off return), Cory Rosenbohm (21 yard run), Trey Oglesby (63 yard punt return), and Hunter Hayes rounded out the scoring with a four yard touchdown run.
With the win, the Spoofhounds advance to the district semi-final game where they will face St. Pius X, next Wednesday night in Maryville. It’ll be a quick turnaround for the defending state champions. And, Coach Webb knows his team will be focused and ready to go.
“We have system, we did it last year, they (his team) understand, they understand when we’ll practice, and we’ll move right along.” Coach Webb said about his team playing next Wednesday.
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