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Defense Pitches the Shut-out in Rain

Sunday, September 10, 2006
Years from now some may remember the spectacular touchdown run by RB Devin Thomas, or maybe the nail in the coffin touchdown scamper by QB Devin Myler the fourth quarter, or maybe some will just remember the rain (because our yards needed it). But what can not be overlooked is that O’Connor did not put up any points in the four quarters of play.

For the second strait week the defense came out and made a statement to the rest of the area teams, that statement was loud and clear on Friday at Farris Stadium. Most can’t remember the last time the Mavs pitched a shut-out, and some in gold and blue leaving Farris Friday night might blame the weather but the record books will show the Mavs defense dominated on the road for the second strait week.

O’Connor came into the contest with all kinds of enthusiasm and confidence after their victory over Reagan the week before. Madison took all of the punches the Panthers could throw and made the plays to secure the victory. Holding O’Connor starting RB TJ Horney to 54 yards after being a 100+ yard rusher the week before. Madison held stand out O’Connor QB Reno to just 11 completions and picked off 2 passes one week after Reno had three TD passes and no interceptions.

O’Connor only had one real chance to score and that was squashed by an interception deep in the Madison end. O’Connor did try and build some momentum in the 4th quarter but a 4th down reception by Lucky Muhlman came up 4 yards short turning the ball over on downs.

The Mavs offence continues to improve and welcomed starting Rb Devin Thomas back from a shoulder injury. Thomas would not disappoint in his 2006 debut, as he would handle the ball from the backfield 23 times for 177 yards including a 63 yard TD run and a couple more that would come real close to putting points on the board.

The rain would hamper the Qb play but Devin Myler would shine late in the 4th quarter when he broke into the open field and outran the defense for a 55 yard TD run. This score would put the game out of reach as the defense would have no problem closing out the last 3 min of the game.

The Mavs now enter the “Real” season, the district season. With a nine team district the Mavs only had two warm ups before entering the district play season. The Mavs get the opportunities to welcome 26-5A newcomer Wagner to the toughest football district in the state next Friday at Judson stadium.

Go Mavs!


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