Mavs Defeat Hanna 51-33

Mavs Defeat Hanna 51-33

09/14/2013, 12:30am EDT
By @MavsMauldin

It was a Friday the 13th kind of football night at TL Hanna.  The Mavs came away with a comfortable 51-33 win depite some odd situations down on the field.  The night might best be described by a drive late in the first half. Following a defensive stand on 4th down, the Mavs took over on the 10 yard line with just over 4 minutes left in the half.  The very first play drew an offensive pass interference, setting up 1st and 15 from the 5.  The Maverick offense marched the ball across midfield down to the Hanna 40 when things got crazy!  On 1st down from the 40 the Mavs picked up a holding call, followed by a chop block on 1st and 19 that sent the ball all the way back to the Mauldin 25.  Now with a 1st and 45, the Mavs went to work picking up yards in chunks including a 22 yard screen pass to Logan Edwards.  Mauldin marched down the field and Dre Massey ran it in from the 10 yard line.  The drive was 11 plays, 95 yards with 4 penalites and converting a 1st and 45!  It was an amazing, crazy drive orchestrated by Massey and the offense and it gave the Mavs a 28-10 lead, Hanna would tack on a late field goal to make it 28-13 at the half.

The Mavs offense got rolling early as Dre Massey hooked up with CJ Thomas for 21 yards on the opening drive to put Mauldin up 7-0.  On their 2nd possession, Massey would hit Taz Richardson for 32 yards, setting up a 2-yd TD run from Beau Craft making it 14-0.  Hanna would answer with its own short TD run making it 14-7 at the end of the 1st quarter.

The Yellow Jackets stripped Massey to open the 2nd quarter setting up a FG and a 14-10 game, but the Mavs would answer right back with a quick 6-play drive which saw Massey hit Parker Wyatt for 14 yard TD.  Mauldin's defense would hold Hanna on downs setting up the crazy 95 yard drive and a Hanna FG at the buzzer made it 28-13 Mauldin at the half.

The 2nd half opened with the defense forcing a punt and Mauldin driving 89 yards in 9 plays.  Massey would finish this drive with a 19 yard TD run, but   Hanna would answer with a 32 yard TD strike.  After Massey pinned the Yellow Jackets at the 1 yard line with a quick punt, Ricky Martin would combine to force a safety and a 37-20 lead to end the 3rd.

In the 4th quarter Massey raced 37 yards for his third rushing TD of the game and extended the Mavs lead to 44-20, but again Hanna would answer.  Then Beau Craft went to work grinding out carries and bleeding the clock.  Craft had 5 straight carries setting up a quick Massey to Richardson shovel pass for a 13 yard score.  Hanna would find the endzone one last time, but the Mavs secured the 51-33 road win.

Dre Massey completed 18 of 26 passes for 270 yards and three TD's, to go with 14 carries for 176 yards and three more TD's.  Oh, and he added 90 yards in the return game and for good measure two punts to pin the Jacets deep.  Massey was brilliant, but he got great support from his offense.  The line held Hanna at bay most of the night, which allowed Craft to rack up 78 yards rushing and a score.  Logan Edwards added 30 yards rushing and 44 receiving, mostly on screen plays.  CJ Thomas had 7 catches for 110 yards and a score.  Taz Richardson grabbed 4 balls for 72 yards and a score and Parker Wyatt caught a TD.

The Mavs will come back home to face the JL Mann Patriots next Friday night at 7:30 PM.  Go Mavs!