The week in sports: 10/23 – 10/28

Abby McCoy, Sports editor

Brett Loving
Junior Caleb Grill passes the ball against Topeka West’s defensive line. Throughout the time period of the second quarter, Grill threw a completed pass to sophomore Camden Jurgensen for a touchdown. The Eagles will have a home field advantage against Heights on Friday night’s game.

Maize is wrapping up their fall sports seasons, with football in the playoffs, cross country finishing at State, and soccer taking the Regional title and continuing on in the Sub-State Quarterfinals.

Football dominated Topeka West 52-6 Friday night, advancing them to the next round of playoffs. Within the first quarter, the Eagles had a 21-0 lead, and continued to have strong dominance over Topeka West throughout the game.

“As the game got along and we got up by a lot, it was a matter of getting better for next week, rather than finishing the game,” sophomore Camden Jurgensen said.

The next playoff game will be Friday at home against Wichita Heights (6-3).

“Heights is a good team and we are going to need to play our best,” Jurgensen said.

Maize cross country competed at State on Saturday, with senior Nate Jones placing 4th at the meet. This was the fastest any boy has ever ran in cross country at Maize.

The girls team placed 6th as well, running their best time of the season.

“I never really thought I’d be anywhere near the point where I am today,” Jones said. “We have had a lot of things to overcome this season and I think the way we finished our season together was a real way of showing how strong we were with our backs against the wall.”

Although this concluded the season for cross country, the team will be traveling to South Dakota to compete in a Nike sponsored meet.

Maize soccer took the Regional title on Thursday with a defeat against the number one seed, Eisenhower (16-1), destroying their winning streak. The Eagles will face Bishop Carroll on Mon. at 6 p.m.