One of the nation’s outstanding junior quarterbacks, Maty Mauk
, opened his season Friday with a dominating performance as Kenton (Ohio) rolled past Coldwater (Ohio), 50-31.
The son of Kenton head coach/athletic director, Mike Mauk, the 6-foot-2, 185-pounder fired 60 passes, completing 37 for 451 yards and five touchdowns.
He showed great versatility, too, by running 21 times for 86 yards and two other touchdowns.
* Senior quarterback Justin Worley
fired five touchdown passes in a period of 4:50 during the third quarter as Northwestern (Rock Hill, S.C.) rallied from a 20-7 deficit to defeat South Pointe (Rock Hill), 42-20, before a standing-room crowd of 9,500.
Worley, who has committed to the University of Tennessee, completed 12-of-12 passes in the second half and finished with 310 yards through the air.
South Pointe defensive star Jadeveon Clowney
made nine tackles, four for losses, and two sacks.
* Lake Travis (Austin, Texas) rallied to defeat Westlake (Austin), 32-21, before 30,000 at Royal Memorial Stadium. Scoring 22 unanswered points, the three-time defending state champions ran their winning streak to 47 games.
Quarterback Michael Brewer
passed for 289 yards and 6-5 junior Griffin Gilbert – brother of University of Texas quarterback Garrett Gilbert - snared nine aerials for 164 yards to earn game MVP honors. He had to step up when last year’s top receiver, Conner Floyd, suffered a severe leg injury.
* Senior Qyen Griffin
ran 25 times for 286 yards and six touchdowns as South Panola (Batesville, Miss.) routed Colquitt County (Moultrie, Ga.), 65-35. Kendrick Market scored on an 82-yard interception and a 43-yard run.
* Schaumburg (Schaumburg, Ill.)
defeated Maine South (Park Ridge, Ill.), 29-17, to end a 28-game winning streak by the two-time defending Class 8A state champions. Senior Shepard Little sparked the winners by running 32 times for 239 yards and scoring two touchdowns.
* Two of the nation’s premier running backs went head to head as Madison (San Antonio, Texas) edged Steele (Cibolo, Texas), 28-23, before a crowd of 10,525. Senior Aaron Green
paced Madison by rushing for 169 yards and three touchdowns. Senior Malcolm Brown
had 179 yards and two touchdowns for the losers.
* Senior quarterback Mike Williams
completed 20 of 36 passes for 428 yards and four touchdowns as Lake Cormorant (Miss.) rolled past Horn Lake (Miss.), 33-17. Jordan Taylor was on the receiving end of nine passes for 299 yards and three touchdowns.
* Guyer (Denton, Texas) routed Waxahachie, 45-7, as quarterback J.W. Walsh
completed 15 of 20 passes for 340 yards and four touchdowns.
* Konnor Baker
passed for 375 yards and six touchdowns as Ada (Ohio) routed Hardin Northern (Dola, Ohio), 69-7.
* If the first game is a good indication, the University of Houston is getting a good and versatile one in C. J. McElroy
. The Clear Creek (League City, Texas)
senior did a little bit of everything in a 49-14 win over Pasadena Memorial on Friday. The 5-foot-9, 170-pound receiver and running back had five rushes for 149 yards and two scores, four catches for 85 yards and one touchdown, he returned a kickoff 97 yards for another score and he completed a 74-yard pass for yet one more touchdown. He had a hand in five touchdowns in four different ways.
And Pasadena Memorial is no slouch. The Mavericks made the 5A playoffs last year and finished 9-3.