Eagles rally for third straight win over Maize South

Laney Turner, Madi Hay, and Meredith Frahm

Senior running back Josh Sanders scored with 57 seconds remaining in the game, and the Eagles defeated Maize South 42-38 Friday night at South.

The Eagles, who improved to 6-0, were down 21-10 at halftime before rallying in the second half of the back-and-forth game.

“We knew the mistakes we made, so in the locker room we tried to adjust,” Sanders said. “We talked it out and knew what to expect and how to perform once we came out of half.” 

The Eagles have defeated the Mavericks three years in a row and lead the all-time series 3-2.

“We act like we’ve been here before,” Sanders said. “We don’t get too ahead of ourselves, we make sure to stay focused, and then we performed how we are supposed to perform.”

Senior Scott Adams said he admired the hard work from both teams. 

“That game was intense,” he said. “They are a good ball club.”

Coach Gary Guzman said he is proud of the way the Eagles stepped up in the second half. 

“That was a crazy ball game,’’ Guzman said. “Everybody did what they had to do, and there was a lot of back and forth, but we kept battling. This was a great win for us.”

Maize will play Derby next week for their seventh game of the season.