Maryville keeps rolling along
By Chris Schoonover St. Joseph News-Press
Brody McMahon is the defending Class 3 offensive player of the year for a reason. His performance over Benton, and throughout this season, that award may be staying put.
The Maryville senior running back put up 205 yards with three touchdowns on eight carries and 91 yards through the air with one score on one catch, despite not taking an offensive snap in the second half in the 62-28 Spoofhound win on Friday in ‘The Hound Pound’ at Maryville High School.
“The coaches are good at calling plays. We run the ball, run the ball then sneak me up the middle,” McMahon said. “I hide behind (Jacob) Cacek and (Brendan) Weybrew and it’s hard to see me, I guess.”
Maryville (6-0) continued its trend of putting points up early after McMahon ran for a 14-yard touchdown up the middle of the Benton defense on the first drive.
Benton (1-5) tried to attack the Spoofhound defense by going deep on its first possession, but McMahon flashed his ability on defense, picking off Cardinals quarterback Dominic Hill.
McMahon ripped off another long run to set up Dakota Beemer for the two-yard touchdown to go up 16-0 after that turnover.
The Cardinals got on the scoreboard on the ensuing kick when Rye’ll Dydell took the kickoff 93 yards to the house to cut into the lead, but it was all Maryville after that.
After another rushing touchdown by McMahon — 36 yards — Spoofhound quarterback Trey Oglesby found McMahon running a seam route out of the backfield for a 97-yard touchdown catch.
The Spoofhounds increased the lead to 40-7 early in the second quarter after Oglesby hit Beemer with a pitch off the speed option for an 18-yard rushing score.
Maryville racked up 618 total yards with 504 coming in the first half. Benton coach Matt Tabor knows his team needs to get the mental aspect right to fight off being just OK.
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