Mavs cruise to second victory


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With Salina South breaking their play Senior Blake McComick rushes to the opponents quarterback to receive a tackle. McCormick had a total of five tackles and three assists on the defense.

Sierra Tinsley, Reporter

Maize South defeated Salina South 51-14 Friday, improving to 2-0.

Senior quarterback Owen Bailey completed 8 of 12 passes, including touchdowns. 

“Both our offense and defense had an amazing game,” Bailey said. “We could definitely improve on finishing the game strong and keeping focused throughout the whole game.”

Bailey said he has room to improve in the passing game. 

“Salina South taught me to not give up on any plays and to go through my reads longer,” he said. 

Senior running back Evan Cantu rushed for 271 yards on 18 carries with two touchdowns. 

“We did best by taking all the energy from the sidelines and putting it back on the field,” said Cantu, who also scored on a 60-yard reception. 

MSHS vs Salina South 9-10-21 Maize – Box Score Report – 9_13_2021

Cantu said he and Bailey are clicking.

“My relationship with my QB is special,” Cantu said. “He has amazing talent.” 

The Mavericks will be back in action Friday night with a 7 p.m. home game against Hutchinson. The Salthawks are 1-1, losing last week against Garden City.