Maryville pounds St. Joseph Benton

By Andrew DeWitt The St. Joseph News-Press
Posted: September 30, 2011 - 10:53 PM

Maryville coaches screamed at their defense when Benton moved the ball into Spoofhound territory on its first four drives.


But the Spoofhounds defense made the plays when it needed, and its offense ran and passed the ball at will against the Cardinals defense in a 46-6 victory Friday night at Sparks Field.


Despite scoring touchdowns on its first four possessions, Maryville coach Chris Holt remains a perfectionist.


“We can still clean things up,” Holt said. “I’m never satisfied as a coach.”


Maryville’s defense stopped Benton on two fourth-down plays on Maryville’s side of the field in the first half with the Cardinals (4-2, 2-2 MEC) trying to answer each Maryville touchdown. The Cardinals had no problems moving the ball but couldn’t figure it out on their side of the field.


“Coming in I knew we were going to have to score some points,” Benton coach Matt Tabor said. “Our inability to keep pace with them hurt us.”


Maryville (6-0, 4-0 MEC) took the opening kickoff and drove 70 yards in seven plays on a Trent Nally 28-yard pass reception from quarterback Jonathan Baker. Benton responded immediately with a 25-yard touchdown pass from senior Trevor Peters to senior Chris Young.

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