Maize wins regional championship

Rayne Rekoske, Reporter

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Senior quarterback Camden Jurgensen runs the ball during at the regionals game against Emporia.

The Maize football team played against Emporia last Friday, Nov. 8. Maize defeated Emporia 31-0. Senior quarterback Camden Jurgensen explains how they were able to win the game.

“The entire game was about finding [Emporia’s] defensive weak spots,” Jergensen said. “We used Caden [Cox] as a blocker instead of a running back which helped out a lot.”

Senior wide-receiver Preven Christon believes the team was connecting as a whole which also helped them win. 

“I think that was one of the best games we ever played,” Christon said. “All of us were connecting and overall we did really well.”

Christon also said that having a lot of energy from the coaches helped with their success.

“We had a lot of energy before and throughout the game,” Christon said. “The coaches were giving us speeches and we were just really hype for this game.” 

Since the football team won against Emporia, they will continue their road to state with the next game against Maize South. 

Jurgensen believes this game against Maize South will be the biggest game Maize has played yet this year. 

“This is a huge rival,” Jurgensen said. “Which will make this the biggest game we’ve played so far.”

Maize will play Maize South this Friday November 15th. This game will determine which team will play either Bishop Carroll or Wichita Northwest for the Sub-State title.

“We need to improve on our offensive schemes and which plays we need to run,” Jurgensen said. “We’re not entirely sure what kind of defense they will give us first.”