Mavs Overcome Turnovers to Defeat Mann 47-20!

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Mavs Overcome Turnovers to Defeat Mann 47-20

09/20/2013, 11:15pm EDT
By @MavsMauldin

The Mauldin Mavericks were uncharacteristically turnover prone Friday night, throwing three picks and fumbling twice. However, the Mavs defense was able to force six turnovers of their own and Dre Massey accounted for 6 TD's to propel the Mavs to a 47-20 victory over the JL Mann Patriots on a night when the Mavericks honored the 1973 football team, the opening year of Mauldin High.

Massey got started early racing 62 yards on the third play from scrimmage to put the Mavs up 7-0.  The defense forced their first turnover on Mann's first play when Tony Wideman jarred the ball free and Charles Freeman recovered. The Mavs were unable to capitalize on that turnover.  On the Mavs next possession Massey hit Taz Richardson for a 49 yard score and the defense followed with another turnover when Hunter Dawsey forced a fumble.  Massey would capitalize, hitting Parker Wyatt for a 25 yard score which put the Mavs up 20-0 after missed PAT. 

Mann would get on the board when Massey committed his first of three interceptions on a botched screen pass which was returned for a Patriot TD.  Massey would be picked again on the next possession to end the first quarter.

After the defense forced a punt, Massey would throw his third pick of the night and third of the season.  After another defensive stand, Massey would get back on track scoring from 24 yards out to make the score 26-7.  Logan Edwards would fumble on the next Mauldin drive, but Hunter Dawsey would return the favor by picking off the Mann first down pass.  Beau Craft would take a Massey swing pass 29 yards to extend the lead to 33-7, setting up a wild sequence.  Mann returned the ensuing kick-off for a score and Mauldin would follow with a one play 55 yard bomb from Massey to Taz Richardson, making the score 40-13 at the half.

Tyree Kinard opend the third quarter with a sack, forced fumble and fumble recovery on Mann's first possession.  Massey would run 24 yards to the 4-yard line where Beau Craft would punch in his second score of the night.  Kinard registered his second sack on the following Patriot possession and Rashad Gupton's forced fumble in the redzone caused a Mann touchback.  Gupton would get an interception on the following Patriot possession.  Mann would tack on a late score as the Mavericks took the 47-20 victory.

Mauldin will travel to Wade Hampton next Friday to face the Generals at 7:30 pm.  Go Mavs!

The first person to score a touchdown and hit a home run for Mauldin- Buddy Gray!

Photo: Mark Souza's family was wearing tshirts with his Senior picture on them.

Mark Souza's family was wearing tshirts with his Senior picture on them.