Maize falls to Bishop Carroll, ending the season

Carter Jones, Editor

Sophomore quarterback Avery Johnson drives the ball down the field in an attempt to score. Johnson had one touchdown against Bishop Carroll. (Laney Turner)

Maize fell to Bishop Carroll 49-35 in the 3rd game of the playoffs, bringing the 2020 season to a close. Maize only led during the beginning of the first quarter, scoring the first touchdown of the game, only to fall behind as the game progressed.

“We just ultimately didn’t get enough stops,” senior wide receiver Jacob Hanna said. “The offense made too many big mistakes to be able to win the game.”

Hanna gives credit to Bishop Carroll, now advancing to 8-2 this season. Hanna said that they are a really good team.

“They played a great, nearly flawless game,” Hanna said.

Due to a spike in COVID-19 cases in the Maize district, spectators were limited to parents and family members of players. Hanna said that the parents did a great job at being a part of the game.

“I think the atmosphere was great,” he said. “It was important for us to have our parents and siblings out there, the people who really matter the most.”

Although the season has come to a close, senior running back Josh Sanders hopes that he will continue to play football after high school.

“I am still waiting on an offer for football from a school that aligns with my chemical engineering degree,” Sanders said.

However, Hanna says that this was his end for his journey in football.

“I’ve been a Maize Eagle football player since 7th grade,” he said. “It’s still surreal that it’s all over.”

Sanders believes that this year’s season was successful for the team.

“We started off great and got even better every day we were together,” Sanders said. “We are truly blessed to get a season and we made some great bonds through it.”