Beavers maul Mayflower on road, move streak to 3
GLEN ROSE 42, MAYFLOWER 6
MAYFLOWER — The Glen Rose Beavers went on the road and picked up a dominant 42-6 league win over Mayflower Friday night.
Coach Mark Kehner’s team is now 3-2 overall and 2-0 in the 4-3A.
“This was a road conference game and my guys handled it well. We had a slow start and eventually got going in the second quarter,” the coach said. “We finished the first half strong and that put us in a good position for the second half.”
Mayflower (1-4, 0-2) never led in this game. The Eagles fell behind with just under four minutes left in the first quarter when Noah Wright caught a 7-yard touchdown pass from Wesley Launius. Colby Steed’s kick put the Beavers up
7-0 – and the route had officially started.
With under a minute left in the opening period, Glen Rose’s Matthew Clark caught a 67-yard touchdown pass. Heading into the second quarter Mayflower trailed 14-0.
Glen Rose increased its lead when Clark, who finished with 129 yards receiving, caught a 24-yard touchdown pass. A botched snap resulted in Glen Rose being unable to attempt the kick. The score was
With a shade over six minutes remaining in the first half, Mayflower scored its only points of the game when Tayshun Mattison hauled in a pass from quarterback Jason Uptain and turned it into a 61-yard TD.
Later in the second quarter, Glen Rose’s Jace Cheatham stepped in front of a pass from Uptain and returned the interception 75 yards for a touchdown. Glen Rose now led 27-6. But they were not through, yet. The Beavers found a way to score once again before the intermission.
Glen Rose tacked on another second quarter TD when Cheatham caught a 6-yard touchdown and Gavin Chaney scored on a 2-point run giving his team a 35-6 lead.
“We got a lot of explosive plays in the second quarter,” Kehner said. “We’re really not that kind of team. But we were able to get a few big plays in the first half to create some excitement and that swung the momentum.”
The Beavers scored the final points of the game on the opening play of the third quarter.
Mayflower kicked off to Glen Rose to start the half. Clark caught the ball, made a nice move, and took off down the field on his way to a 73-yard touchdown return. The Eagles now trailed Glen Rose 42-6.
With the mercy rule in effect, neither team would score again as Glen Rose picked up a key league road win.
The victory over Mayflower comes after Glen Rose dominated Two Rivers last week, despite having only 12 players available due to several suspensions. According to Kehner, the Beavers’ success the last two weeks is a matter of remaining focused.
“We’re taking things one week at a time. Our execution has been really good,” he said. “The last two weeks we’ve done well execution-wise. I’m now looking for constant improvement as we take things one game at a time. We got a tough conference game at Danville next week. If we worry about us and clean up our mistakes – we’ll be fine.”