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MARYVILLE, Mo. — The limited fans at the Week 3 matchup between Maryville football and Chillicothe saw a different version of the Spoofhounds than they did in the 42-40 Week 3 win over Harrisonville.

The Spoofhounds (2-1) opened MEC play with a 62-7 win over the Hornets (0-3) Friday evening at the Hound Pound.

“We’re ready to go 2-0,” Maryville coach Matt Webb said after starting the conference schedule with a win. “It’s always important to kinda — you wanna lead the pack and not have to trail and feel like you’re always one game behind. … We’re ready to go 2-0, that’s the important thing.”

Spoofhounds senior running back Connor Weiss missed the first two weeks of the season due to COVID-19 related issues. In his return, Weiss tallied 138 and two touchdowns rushing on eight carries.

Weiss added a 23-yard score receiving as well when junior quarterback Connor Drake connected with him on a screen, one that saw Weiss weave through the Hornets’ defense and into the end zone.

“It’s great to be back out here and play with my brothers,” Weiss said. “We came out here and dominated — that’s Spoofhound football.”

“It’s an amazing feeling,” Maryville senior running back Trey Houchin said about Weiss’s return. “I’ve played with this guy since third grade. Seeing him out there for the first time since quarantine, it’s heartwarming.”

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