Ardrey Kell scored on its first offensive play of the game, a 65-yard bomb from quarterback Bryce Maginley to Jaylen Erwin, and never looked back, crusing to a 56-14 non-conference win over visiting Marvin Ridge.
Maginley had his best night of the season as he ran for Ardrey Kell’s next two touchdowns to push the lead to 21-0 after one quarter. After Marvin Ridge had apparently stopped the Knights early in the second quarter, coach Joe Evans decided to fake the punt and send Cameron Bauer around right end for what turned into a 66-yard touchdown run.
Maginley found Erwin again late in the second quarter to give the Knights a 34-0 lead at intermission, which turned into an almost two-hour lightning delay. Once the game resumed, Maginley wasted no time finding Cameron Tully on a 10-yard touchdown strike, and the Knights went for two to push the lead to 42-0 as Maginley found Austin Mullen just over the goal line for the conversion.
The Mavericks scored late in the third quarter on a 16-yard run by sophomore Caleb Deveaux. After Maginley found Tully again for an 18-yard score, Deveaux, who finished with 158 yards on 20 carries, scored the second Marvin Ridge touchdown of the night.
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Kirk Augustus took the ensuing kickoff back 97 yards for the final Ardrey Kell score.
Quote: “We came out with a lot of confidence. Our schedule is progressive. I feel like we’ve gotten better each week.” Ardrey Kell coach Joe Evans
Records: Marvin Ridge 0-3, 0-0. Ardrey Kell 2-1, 0-0.
Worth mentioning: After relying on the ground game last week, the Knights looked like a different team against the Mavericks, throwing 16 times, including two big shots downfield to Erwin. Erwin finished with five catches for 128 yards and two touchdowns. Maginley was 8-16 for 172 yards and four touchdowns. He also rushed six times for 89 yards and two touchdowns.
What's Next: Marvin Ridge will host Providence Day while Ardrey Kell travels to Hough.