(Note due to the pa system not being fixed at Thomas E Brown Stadium I was unable to get most of the names )
In what looked liked to be a tight game entering the 4th Quarter turned into a Maiden mauling into the 4th Quarter. But for 3 quarters the JV Mustangs hung with the Blue Devils. As the game got started East Lincoln would go 3 and out and forced to punt. But Maiden would then take over and finish the drive by #41 on a 8 yard touchdown run (2 pointer good ) Maiden leads 8 to 0 with 6:18 left in the 1st quarter. East Lincoln would go 3 and out again on their next drive and be forced to punt. That when Maiden qb Ethan Rhodes would hit Craig in the end zone for a touchdown pass (2 pointer good) 16 to 0 Maiden with 4:08 to play in the 1st quarter. East Lincoln would finally get a 1st down on their next by Johnson with a little over 2 minutes left Ist quarter. But would then would get a lose of yardage and would be faced with a 3rd and 19.But that's when the East Lincoln qb would hit #15 on 34 yard pass play to maiden 28 to end the quarter at Maiden 16 East Lincoln 0.
Few plays later Johnson would pick up a 1st down on a 12 yard run. But East Lincoln would on turn the ball over on downs on a failed 4th down conversion at the Maiden 10.with 8:07 left in the 2nd quarter.Maiden would finally be forced to punt for the 1st and 2nd quarter. On the 2nd punt it would be short going only to the Maiden 21. East Lincoln then take the ball to the Maiden 8 threatening to score. But would turn the ball over on downs. Both teams would not threaten to score the rest of the quarter as the game would still be Maiden 16 East Lincoln 0 at halftime.
During the 3rd quarter Maiden looked to blow the game wide open as qb Ethan Rhodes would run the ball for a 20 yard keeper but unfortunately Maiden would fumble the ball and East Lincoln would recover. East Lincoln would move the ball to the Maiden 21 but would turn the ball over on downs on a failed 4th down conversion with 554 left in the 3rd.. Maiden would then go backwards as they would face as long as a 4th and 27 play. Maiden would then punt the ball and looked to recover a fumble but would be called for a fair catch interference placing the ball to the Blue Devils 37. That's when East Lincolns Johnson got a big gain. That would set up #2 15 yard touchdown run near the end of the 3rd quarter (2 pointer good) Maiden 16 East Lincoln 8 at the end of the 3rd quarter
Opening the 4th quarter #41 would go over 70 yards in 2 plays then 2 plays later Ethan Rhodes would hit #13 on a touchdown pass 2 (2 pointer good) Maiden now leads 24 o 8 with 7 min left. After and the Mustangs would go 3 and out on their next series. Ethan Rhodes would go on a qb keeper on a 25 yard touchdown run (Kennedy 2 pointer) makes it 32 to 8 with 336 left in the game. 2 and half minutes later Malik Kennedy would ice the game with a 31 yard touchdown run and a 2 pointer putting the final score Maiden 40 East Lincoln 8.
With the Maiden JV improve to 5-2 overall 2-1 in the South Form 2A and host Newton-Conover next Thursday. With the lose East Lincoln falls to 2-6 overall and 1-2 in the South Fork 2A and will host West Lincoln next Thursday.