By Zoe Riddles
With much anticipation, the varsity football team squared off in the annual M&M bowl, emerging victorious, but not after a scare by the MacArthur Brahmas.
Leading by only three points at halftime, the Mavericks turned it on in the second half, coming away with a 38-27 victory, keeping their unbeaten district streak alive.
Winning the game was not only important for the win column, but it was also a matter of pride according to Linebacker Noah Dudley, “It was our last chance to win the M&M Bowl and show the city who the better team is.”
Darien Gill, led the effort with two rushing touchdowns and would finish with over 100 yards on the ground. He says it was a group effort, “I didn’t imagine I would run so well, but I have to give credit to the offensive line.”
QB Michael Garza added 93 yards rushing and 127 through the air.
The Mavericks now boast a 5-0 district record and look primed to repeat as district champs, with games remaining against the South San Bobcats and Johnson Jaguars. Both teams have enjoyed successful seasons and should give the Mavericks a handful.
“South San is really good, with a fast, aggressive defense. We have to be physical”, said Gill about the next opponent. Kick-off is 7:00 this Saturday night at Comalander Stadium. The Mavericks will be without the services of Joshua Towery, who suffered a season-ending collarbone break against Lee.