Mavs Homecoming to Dorman

  • photo credit Bill Brucker

2nd Half Struggles Doom Mavericks

10/04/2013, 11:30pm EDT
By @MavsMauldin

It was homecoming night at Mauldin High, and the Mavs showed out well in the first half building a 34-25 halftime lead.  However, after the queen was crowned, Dorman came out to spoil the ball.  The Cavaliers would put up 26 unanswered in the second half to defeat Mauldin 51-34 at Freeman Field.

The Mavs took the games opening kick, but were forced to punt and Dre Massey pinned the Cavs at their own 5 yard line.  The Mavericks defense would capitalize when Brian Murray and Quintavius Turner would combine for a sack, Turner forcing the fumble and Murray recovering in the endzone for the games opening score.  Dorman would get a FG to make it 7-3 after the 1st.

The Mavs would run a 13 play drive to end the 1st and open the 2nd quarter that ended with a Beau Craft 2-yd TD run.  Dorman answered with a one play 72 yard TD strike.  Massey would race the ensuing kick-off 45 yards and set the Mavs up with excellent field position.  Seven plays later Massey would hit CJ Thmas on a 4-yd slant and a 21-10 lead.  The back and forth would continue in the 2nd as Dorman got a 10 yard TD pass followed by Massey hitting Taz Richardson for 33 yards to set up a Massey to Parker Wyatt 8-yd TD strike.  On 3rd and 17, Dorman would get another huge 73-yd TD late in the half.  Again, with time running down, Mauldin would answer when Massey hit Wyatt for 37 yards and a 34-25 halftime lead.

Mauldin would crown their queen at the half, and afterwards the Cavaliers would take control of the game.  Dorman would score on all four of its 2nd half possessions, recover an onside kick and keep Massey and the offense off the field for much of the half, as the Mavs only got three 2nd half possessions.  Dorman would seal the 51-34 victory with an interception at the goal line to end the game.

Mauldin will regroup and host Gaffney next Friday night at Freeman Field.  Go Mavs!