Friday, September 8, 2017
Wabash High School
Maconaquah High School
The Maconaquah Braves romped past the Wabash Apaches Friday night, 43-12, unleashing
a ground attack that featured a trio of Braves rushing for over 100 yards apiece. Collin Silvers led the way with 132 yards on 14 carries. Aaron Sedwick added 121 on 13 totes, while Gemini Williams finished with 119 on 12 carries. In all, the Braves rushed for 455 yards, fourth best effort in school history.
The win was Mac’s second straight and set up next weeks Homecoming bout
with county rival Peru. The victory moved the Braves to 1-1 in the TRC South Division and to 2-2 overall.
While Maconaquah scored on four of its first five possessions in taking a 36-6 lead at halftime, it was the Braves defense that set the tone early as Silvers picked off an Apache
pass and scampered 51 yards for a touchdown with 10:14 showing in the first period.
The junior linebacker became the first player in MHS history to return two interceptions for
scores when he pilfered another one and took it the distance with 4:14 left in the third act, shoving the Brave lead to 43-6. If that was not enough, he also recovered two fumbles.
In between Silvers’ TD thefts, MAC got scores from Paxton Kintner (35 TD run) and an 18-yard TD pass from Nolan Kelly to Evan Myers in the second quarter. Silvers added a 16-yard TD run along with Sedwick’s 38-yard burst up the middle to make it 36-6 at intermission. Ethan Larason was perfect on 5 of 5 PAT kicks and ran in one conversion.
Silvers’ final TD pick late in the third shoved the lead to 43-6 and gave MAC its second consecutive 40+ points game, becoming the first MHS team since 1980 to score more than 40 points in back-to-back games.
Defensively, Sedwick led the way with 11 tackles, while Adam Bowman and Silvers were
each credited with eight stops.