The McCutcheon football team (0-2) traveled to West Lafayette to battle the 3A #1 Red Devils. The reigning 3A State Champion Red Devils (2-0) wasted no time finding the endzone early with 4-Star recruit Yanni Karlaftis scoring on a strike in the first minute of the game. The Mavericks could’ve let the early deficit snowball, but they showed tremendous fight by responding with a touchdown pass of their own. QB Mason Douglas (12) threw a perfect post pass to WR Josh Garcia (11) who broke away and scored to help the Mavs take a 7-6 lead in the 1st qtr.
The 2nd Qtr was highlighted by a couple West Lafayette TO’s. DB Keavon Livingston (11) ended a long Red Devil drive when he intercepted a Kyle Adams pass intended for Karlaftis in the Endzone.
The Mavs swapped field and possessions with the Red Devils throughout the 1st half which ended in a 19-10 deficit. In the second half the Red Devil’s defensive front wreaked havoc on the Maverick Offense, which just couldn’t find enough 1st downs to sustain scoring drives.
In the 3rd and 4th quarters, West Side utilized QB Kyle Adam’s legs to run away from the Maverick’s man coverage defense. The Mavericks kept battling late into the game, and showed tremendous grit capping a late 4th quarter drive to finish with a score of 46 – 16.
Next week brings another opportunity for a big win for the Mavs as they face NCC rival, Lafayette Jeff, Friday (9/6) @ Lafayette Jefferson HS. Kickoff is set for 7 PM EST.