BOWLEGS – In Lane Brooks' first start as Maud's quarterback, he scored six touchdowns, helping the Tigers to a 50-0 shutout of Bowlegs Thursday night.
“This was the first time on the field for a lot of these guys, but I thought we played well,” coach Brant Hayes said. “I'm really proud of the way our defense played. We need to do a better job of staying on the gas pedal. Starting out with a win is what we came here to do, so we'll take it.”
Brooks was making plays on both sides of the ball from the opening snap. On Bowlegs' second possession, he intercepted Donya Garrett for a 25-yard touchdown giving Maud an early 6-0 lead.
“I really thought Lane played well on both sides of the ball,” Hayes said. “There is some things he needs to work on but for the most part it was a really good game for him.:
On Maud's next possession, Brooks punched it in from one yard. After a second missed extra point, the Tigers led 12-0.
The Brooks show continued with his second pick-six of the evening. Before the end of the first quarter, Maud led 18-0.
Maud kept the momentum going with a five-yard touchdown from Brooks to Roman Cox.
With less than a minute left in the first half, Bowlegs was punting but a bad snap gave Maud the ball on the 10-yard line. Hayes kept the foot on the gas, calling a pass play that resulted in a touchdown connection between Brooks and Bryxton Sanders.
At the half, Maud led 30-0.
Maud's Brady Arms got involved in the offensive assault, punching one in from one yard. With the touchdown, Maud had a commanding 36-0 advantage.
Late in the third quarter, Brooks tossed his third touchdown of the evening. Cox was on the receiving end for five yard score.
With roughly nine minutes left in the fourth quarter, freshman running back Bobby Joe Watson scored from nine yards out to give Maud the 50-0 lead, ending the contest.
Brooks was the leading passer for the Tigers with 50 yards and three touchdowns. He carried the ball seven times for 32 yards and one touchdown.
Arms led the Tigers in rushing with eight carries for 38 yards and a touchdown.
Freshman running back Dylan Armstrong carried the ball five times for 33 yards. He scored one two-point conversion. Armstrong caught three passes for 51 yards to lead the Tigers.
Sanders had an interception and a fumble recovery along with a receiving touchdown.
Both receptions for Cox were touchdowns. He finished with 14 yards on the evening. On defense Cox recorded four sacks and recovered one fumble.
Austin Harrington had one sack and recovered a fumble.