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757 Showdown: Maury football remains undefeated after win over Churchland

757 Showdown: Maury football remains undefeated after win over Churchland
Posted at 10:58 PM, Sep 19, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-19 23:00:21-04

NORFOLK, Va. - Two undefeated football teams clashed Friday night when Maury High School and Churchland High School faced off at Powhatan Field.

Maury, which outscored opponents 105-14 through its first two games, was looking for its third-straight blowout.

The Commodores were first on the board with a pick-six. Darian Varner intercepted Dnardo Harrison's pass, and Maury was up 7-0 in the first quarter.

Maury's offense picked up its first touchdown of the game toward the end of the quarter. Eric Gibson handed it off to Christopher Beasley who scored, and they'd rely on Beasly and the running game again in the second quarter to take a 21-0 lead.

Minutes later, wide receiver KeAndre Lambert made the move to quarterback, and he took it 55 yards for a touchdown to give Maury a 28-0 lead at the half.

The Commodores didn't take their foot off the gas the remainder of the game, and went on to win 42-0.

"We did a good job running the football, our defense played lights out," Maury head coach Dyrri McCain said. "We gotta do a better job overall.

"If we want to beat a team that we want to beat, we gotta do stuff better, all the little things better, we have to. If we don't we'll lose."

The first thing McCain wants to address when the Commodores hit the field for practice is discipline.

"I don't think anybody can remember a team that on a championship, or even is a winning program, if you don't have discipline," McCain said. "We will get back to that."

The undefeated Commodores (3-0) host Norview next Friday, while the Truckers (3-1) host Granby.