MAIZE, Kan. The Maize Eagles continued their dominance posting three first quarter scores and a shutout from the defense en route to a 35-0 win over Maize South Friday night.
Nov, 2, 2018; Maize, Kansas, USA; during a Big 12 matchup between the Kansas Jayhawks and TCU Horned Frogs ©Kelly Ross
This is only the third matchup between the teams despite being less than three miles apart in distance. The Mavericks had won the first two matchups going in to Friday night, the last time the two met was in 2015.
The Maize offense struck early and often, finding the end zone three times in the fifteen minutes of play. Maize quarterback Caleb Grill made easy work of the Maverick defense, finding the end-zone on a run up the middle. Grill would follow that up with two touchdowns through the air, one to Jordan Helm and the other to KJ Hampton.
The Maize offense would then stall until the fourth quarter when it tacked on two more scores. When asked about the game as a whole, Grill noted areas of improvement but was excited about the win.
"They competed really well and we knew they would," said Grill. "I didn't think we executed as well as we could have in the second and third quarter and then we picked it back up in the fourth. I think we got our mojo back in the fourth and that's what led to the big game."
Maize head coach Gary Guzman echoed his quarterback but also made not of the solid defensive effort.
"We came back in the second half and were able to put some more points on the board but the defense kept plugging away and were giving us opportunities," said Guzman. "I would say for the most part, every phase of the game was working for us tonight and we made some great things happen."
The Mavericks end the season with a 6-4 record. The Eagles are set to host Great Bend in a sectional matchup next Friday.