Ethan Rhodes' Arm and Legs Helps Blue Devils complete 3 Straight Decades of Winning against the Bunker Hill Bears
1990s 2000s 2010s three decades. 48 minutes what separated the Maiden Blue Devils from sweeping the Bunker Hill Bears for 30 years.(According to gobiggreen.net )the last time Bunker Hill defeated Maiden was in thier 5th game and 24 to 8 for the Bears. (According to gobiggreen.net and maxpreps.com) From 1990 Maiden hasn't lost to Bunker Hill.
Maiden would only need 5 plays and 2 minutes and 4 seconds to strike as Amarion Craig would break free on a 52 TD (PAT good)Maiden leads 7 to 0 with 9:56 left in the 1st quarter. Bunker Hill would move at a slower pace but would march 65 yards on their first possession. Including a 4th down pass Carson Elder. On 4th and goal Elder runs it in on a 1 yard QB keeper (PAT good) We are tied at 7 with 3:32 left in the first quarter. Maiden would end the quarter with a 3 and out.
Bunker Hill would drive all the way to the Blue Devils 32 yard line on their next possession but the drive would stall after a interception by Chayson Bass with 8:04 left in the 2nd quarter. Maiden would connect on a pass from Ethan Rhodes to Dyan Abernathy on a 1st down. Few plays later Rhodes found Brennan James who took it to the endzone but the score would be nullified after a illegal man down field and Maiden would be forced to punt. On the Bears next possession Elder would through his 2nd interception this time to Zach Stewart and Maiden would have the ball in Bunker Hill territory. Few plays later Ethan Rhodes would break free on a 34 yard keeper to the endzone (PAT no good) Maiden leads 13 to 7 with 4:54. After a Bunker Hill punt Maiden would add to their lead this time Rhodes pass to Brennan James would count on a 55 yard touchdown pass (PAT no good) Maiden leads 19 to 7 with 1:40 left in the first half. Bunker Hill would go 3 and out to end the half.
Bunker Hill would get right back in it to open the 3rd quarter as Kaden Robinson would run the opening kickoff 70 yards for a Bears touchdown (PAT no good) Maiden leads 19 to 13 with 11:43 in the 3rd quarter. That's the closest Bunker Hill would get after that it would be all Maiden the rest of the game. On the next possession Maiden QB Ethan Rhodes would find Dylan Abernathy on a 4th Down 37 yard touchdown pass (2 pointer no good) Maiden leads 25 to 13 with 10 minutes left in the 3rd quarter. Maiden would add to thier lead 6 minutes later on a 88 yard touchdown pass from Ethan Rhodes to Brennan James (2 pointer by Ethan Rhodes) Maiden leads 33 to 13 with 3:59 left in the 3rd quarter. Maiden would get the final score at the 9:28 mark in the 4th quarter on a 75 yard pass play from Ethan Rhodes as Maiden takes it 40 to 13
With the win Maiden wins every game with Bunker Hill in the 1990s 2000s and 2010s. 30 years of dominance for the Maiden Blue Devils over the Bunker Hill Bears. With the win Maiden improves to (2-1) and host (1-1) St. Stephens (who was open Friday). With the lose a improved Bunker Hill team falls to (0-3) on the season and travels to (3-0) Bandys (who defeated South Caldwell 34 to 24 Friday).