Maryville powers past St. Joseph LeBlond

By Brandon Zenner The St. Joseph News-Press
Posted: September 8, 2016 - 10:12 PM

Bishop LeBlond received its prayer in the form of a yellow piece of laundry.

Down 6-0 to the No. 1 team in Class 3 — the Maryville Spoofhounds — quarterback Sean Davis heaved a pass into double coverage to Mason Cross in the back of the end zone.

Maryville’s Cole Phillips batted the ball in the air, allowing Matt Twaddle to fully extend for a momentum-shifting interception. A pass interference led to an ever-important field goal, though LeBlond’s side of the scoreboard remained unchanged the rest of the night in a 50-3 pounding at the hands of Maryville (4-0, 2-0 MEC) on Thursday at Eagle Stadium.

“We found out exactly where we stand,” said Bishop LeBlond coach Tony Dudik. “It’s not like it’s the end of the world. We had three victories versus three teams to begin the year. This was a great time to play those guys. We’ll have plenty to work on, but I think the most important thing is to build them back up and let them know, you know, We still love you and you guys are good football players.

“We’re just not near as good as those guys.”

It was the third straight time LeBlond faced off with Maryville in Week 4 off a 3-0 start. Each time Maryville has bested the Golden Eagles (3-1, 1-1 MEC). Just like the last two, Thursday’s contest wasn’t close.

The Spoofhounds were lethargic at the opening whistle, turning the ball over on downs in LeBlond territory before Trey Oglesby fumbled the first play of Maryville’s second drive.

“We started slow. First possession, we just kinda stalled out. Second possession, I had a fumble,” Oglesby said. “But things started kicking together and getting in gear and we just run with it.”

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