Maryville, McMahon roll past St. Pius X
By Chris Schoonover St. Joseph News-Press
Brody McMahon is already the all-time leading rusher in Maryville history and with his performance Friday against St. Pius X, the senior running back shook up the record book some more.
In the Spoofhounds’ 61-24 win over St. Pius X, McMahon tallied 301 yards on 21 carries to claim the single-game record previously owned by Gavin Talmadge.
“Obviously, that’s a senior that ran extremely hard from the very first snap,” Maryville coach Matt Webb said. “I think we grew up a lot tonight as a team. The guys know the statistics, they know the records.
“That’s an hour that he’ll remember forever … an individual mark under his name. I know those offensive linemen will remember that too.”
The record-setting run came on a 6-yard run with 30 seconds remaining in the third quarter, and the announcement came over the PA speakers as the quarter came to a close.
“I figured I was getting there, but I really didn’t know,” McMahon said. “When we were getting close to it, the coaches were telling me we were getting close but you have to keep playing like regular.
“I just wanted to give it back to the rest of the team. I don’t know how many hugs I gave. I think it was the most I’ve gave in day, maybe my life.”
McMahon received a bulk of his yards on long touchdown runs — 60, 69 and 50 yards – for an average of 14.3 yards per rush from good blocking from his big guys up front.
“There were just holes there and I made a cut,” McMahon said. “I get lucky sometimes but those were some fun runs.”
McMahon scored four touchdowns on the day, the first coming on a 19-yard run on the first possession, followed by a 42-yard touchdown pass from Trey Oglseby to Payden Dawson to go up 14-0.
After forcing a three-and-out, the Maryville offense went back to McMahon and didn’t disappoint, taking the first touch to the house from 60 yards out.
“All we got to do is give him a little crease and he’ll do the rest,” offensive lineman Jacob Cacek said. “He’s a great running back and we were happy to give him a chance to get that record.”
Leading 20-0 to begin the second quarter, Pius (7-5) got on the scoreboard with a 29-yard field goal from Ryan Vutich, but McMahon answered the Warrior score with a 69-yard touchdown run.
Maryville running back Dakota Beemer got in on the action with a 12-yard touchdown run with 4:43 remaining in the second to extend the Spoofhound lead to 34-3.
After Vutich took the ensuing kick to the house from 93 yards out, Oglesby found Dawson again over the top to take a 40-10 lead going into halftime.
Oglesby was 4-for-7 through the air for 115 yards and three touchdowns for Maryville (12-0).
“I’ve said it all along: as a sophomore, he’s literally gotten better every week,” Webb said. “Some of the things he’s doing at being a weapon and what it takes to be a quarterback in our offense is one executing the offense.
“His touchdown to interception percentage is unbelievable and his quarterback rating is through the roof.”
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