Eagles advance to state semifinals

Sierra Tinsley, Reporter

Maize defeated Hays on Friday 48-36. 

Junior quarterback Avery Johnson had 392 passing yards and three passing touchdowns. 

“That game against Hays showed me that we had some things to work on defensively,” junior McKinley Joynes said, “But when we play as a whole we get things done.”

The Eagles (10-2) will play Kapaun Mount Carmel (10-1) Friday night at Heights High School in the 5A semifinal. The winner of this game will move on to the State Championship against Mill Valley or St. Thomas Aquinas. 

Kapaun advanced to the semifinal with a come-from-behind victory against Northwest. 

“Kapaun’s performance overall this year doesn’t add any pressure to our team because even though they have a good football program we know we can beat them,” Joynes said.