Maize moves to 2-0 behind high powered offense

Maize vs. Andover Central
Published: Sep. 9, 2022 at 11:48 PM CDT
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ANDOVER, Kan. (Catch it Kansas) - After Maize posted 78 points last week against Topeka High School, Andover Central’s defense made it no easy task for the Eagles to find the end zone Friday night. After being held to one touchdown in the first quarter, Maize’s high powered offense prevailed, winning 42-14.

Friday night was Kansas State commit Avery Johnson’s first game this season in the Wichita metro, and he put on display tonight what earned him that commitment: throwing for two passing touchdowns while rushing in one as well.

“I feel like the way they were playing us on defense just kind of let everybody get the ball,” Johnson said. “They were kind of giving our receivers one-on-one coverage and I just told my guys, ‘This is what we’ve been practicing on all week. Now you gotta go win. When the lights come on, you gotta go win.’ I mean it just kind of showed tonight how diverse we are. We can go to any receiver and somebody is gonna come down with it and somebody is gonna make a play.”

The Wildcat commit was not the only Maize Eagle on the attack tonight. The running back room got some work as well with Daeshaun Carter and Tayveon Williams also adding three scores to the mix.

(GARY GUZMAN / MAIZE HEAD COach)

“We’ve got running backs that are very capable of moving the football and putting points on the board,” said head coach Gary Guzman. “Those guys can breakout at any point. They’re physical runners, and big runners. They’ve got some speed. They’re weapons for us.”

Now Maize has moved to 2-0, winning both games in handily fashion. Now the team’s focus is on staying sharp the rest of the way.

“I mean we just aren’t going to look back at the past and keep going forward,” Daeshaun Carter said. “We got better teams ahead of us so we’re just going to keep getting better and better.”