Maize comes back to edge out Maize South and remain undefeated
WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - The Maize Eagles remain undefeated, 6-0 after the comeback win over rival Maize South. Edging out the 4-point victory with a 38-42 final, coach Gary Guzman said it really came down to whoever could score last. Maize head football coach Gary Guzman said, “Crazy ball game, crazy ball game and our kids came out second half, they never gave up, they battled the second half, I’m very proud of them.”
Maize senior running back Josh Sanders said, “The second half, we know what we did in the first half, we know what mistakes we made so in the locker room we tried to adjust it, talked it out.”
Maize put up 11 unanswered points in the third quarter to tie the game at 21.
“Believed that we still had a chance even though we were down 21-10 at the half, we knew we’d still get it done,” said Guzman.
“We make sure we act like we’ve been here before, we don’t get too ahead of ourselves, get big heads,” said Sanders. “We make sure that we stay focused and then we perform how we’re supposed to perform.”
By the end of the game, Maize recorded 354 total yards, 225 of those were rushing and 194 of those rushing yards came from Sanders. Sanders found the end zone three times.
The Eagles lead receiver was Jacob Hanna with 93 yards.
Coach Guzman said, “It was just back and forth and whoever basically had the ball last, had a chance to win it.”
Maize South tallied an impressive 519 total yards. The Mavs had most of its success through the air with 290 passing yards.
Evan Cantu is the game’s leading rusher with 196 yards and the leading receiver of the game was Jake Johnson with 156 yards.
After coming back from an 11-point deficit at the half, the Eagles are flying high scheduled to take on Derby in week seven.
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