Maize South wins 4th quarter, tops Hutchinson
WICHITA, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) -A tough AVCTL tilt in the early going of the season placed the Maize South Mavericks against the Hutchinson Salthawks. The Mavericks were able to avenge a one-point loss from a year ago, topping the Salthawks, 28-14.
Both teams found points in first quarter by way of different avenues. Hutchinson would drive the field on the opening possession of the game. Noah Khokhar broke away on a big run to place the Salthawks in the redzone. Sticking with the traditional run attack, Hutch found points on an option play that saw Zach Hogan win the race to the pylon for points.
Hutchinson would use the big play to its advantage to march into the redzone again in the second quarter. Khokhar’s first passing attempt of the game resulted in a touchdown to Daekwon Armstrong to give them a late second half lead.
The Maverick defense was able to stymie the option attack for most of the first half before closing the door on points in the second half all together.
After Hutch scored its first touchdown, Maize South would counter on the ensuing kick off with a touchdown from Braeden Winter. Effectively using a wall of blockers, Winter escaped to the home sideline and was able to sprint to daylight almost untouched.
While Winter was the only touchdown for Maize South in the first half, kicker Sam Parks proved to be big tacking on two field goals and a PAT to help keep the Mavericks in the hunt.
The 4th quarter belonged to Maize South with the Mavericks scoring twice in a matter of minutes with a defensive touchdown from Brandon Lee and a 10-yard scamper from Evan Cantu.
Maize South improves to 3-0 on the year and will test perfection against Campus in a week. Hutchinson falls to 1-2 and will travel to Newton.
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