Maryville Cruises Past Seneca for Second Straight State Title

Published 11/30 2013 11:09PM

Updated 11/30 2013 11:35PM

(ST. LOUIS, Mo.) By the time Seneca forged their fourth-quarter rally, Maryville had already dug them too deep of a hole. 

The Spoofhounds jumped out to a 24-point first half and rattled off 28 unanswered as they knocked off the Indians 50-28 to win their second consecutive Class 3 State Championship and fourth overall at the Edward Jones Dome on Saturday. The victory is also the 30th straight for Maryville, the longest active streak in the state. 

Running back Brody McMahon turned in 298 all-purpose yards, including 157 rushing, along with two touchdowns. Trent Nally accounted for four scores, three of which came on the ground. The other was a 15-yard connection to McMahon on one of just three completions on six attempts for Nally.

Seneca (11-4) answered after Dakota Beemer scored on the Spoofhounds' opening drive as Payton Rawlins plunged in from the one yard line late in the first quarter. The Indians would not score again until the fourth, when they found the end zone three times. Maryville (15-0) held off the rally attempt with two scores of their own. McMahon broke free for a 53-yard strike before Payden Dawson returned an onside kick attempt to the end zone as time expired. 

Rawlins found success against Maryville's secondary, connecting on 18 of 30 passes for 309 yards while getting intercepted at the goal line by Dalton Pistole.

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