Boys Varsity Football · Braves Dominate Wabash 49-20


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The Maconaquah Braves scored early and often Friday evening at Wabash and steamrolled past the host Apaches 49-20 to remain unbeaten in Three Rivers Conference warfare.
The victory moved Coach Austin Colby’s troops to 2-0 in the South Division (3-0 overall in TRC play) and to 3-1 on the season.
After taking the opening kickoff and being stopped at midfield on its first possession,
Maconaquah charged back and scored on its next five possessions enroute to a commanding 36-7 halftime lead.
Colin Silvers got the Braves on the scoreboard first with a three-yard burst up the middle with 7:39 left in the first quarter. Richie Leary added the first of his five PAT kicks for a 7-0 lead. Silvers’ first two carries of the evening pushed him over the 1,000 yard career rushing mark and he moved up to 15th place on the career scoring list (96 points) with the TD. Silvers would leave the game with an injury at the 9:30 mark of the third quarter and would not return with the Braves in command, 36-13.
Bullock, who ripped the Apaches for 98 yards on his first three carries, put the Braves up 14-0 with a 16-yard scamper with 4:00 showing in the opening act. He led the balanced Brave rushing attack with a career-high 151 yards on 14 carries. Workhorse Jared Blake finished with 126 yards on 14 totes, while fellow soph Carter Little chipped in with 88 yards on 12 carries. The Braves finished with a season-high 413 rushing yards on 65 carries, the seventh-best rushing game in school history.
Blake scored Mac’s next three touchdowns and the lead ballooned to 36-7 at intermission as the Braves rushed for 297 yards in the first half, while the Braves “D” limited the Apaches to 36 yards of first half total offense. The Braves defense harrassed
the Wabash passing attack all night long and put the clamps on the TRC’s leading receiver. Maconaquah limited Wabash to a mere two yards rushing and has yet to allow
an opponent a rushing TD or over 100 yards rushing in a game this season.
Little’s nine-yard score with 4:02 on the third quarter clock shoved the lead to 42-13 and
backup signal-caller Jacob Rush followed a host of Brave blockers from the four-yard line (Leary PAT kick) with 2:53 left in the game to provide the final count of 49-20.
The Braves will put their unblemished TRC record on the line Friday night when they
travel to county-rival Peru.