MARYVILLE, Mo. — While playing host on homecoming, the Maryville Spoofhounds defeated the Cameron Dragons 61-0 Friday evening.
In efforts of adding another notch to an already three-game win streak, the Spoofhounds (4-1) carried an offensive onslaught from last week into the matchup against the Dragons (2-3).
After receiving the opening kickoff, Maryville’s junior quarterback Ben Walker found senior wide receiver Tate Oglesby for a 58-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. That gives Oglesby the feat of finding the endzone in every game in the season thus far.
“It’s a ride,” Oglesby said about Walker’s growth. “We’re just constantly working, and I mean, to see it finally pay off — it’s good for all of us. … But I mean, we’re hungry, so we just have to keep doing what we’re doing.”
The contest continued with three more touchdowns passing from Walker. Along with that, three Spoofhounds were able to find the endzone via the run game.
Another week of dominance on the ground for Maryville was headlined by senior running back Aiden Cullin. Cullin managed to find the endzone twice in the first quarter. His main counterpart, junior running back Trey Houchin, matched Cullin’s total on the night, wiggling his way into the endzone as many times as Cullin did.
“To come out and make plays, either in the run game or the passing game, is fun for all of us,” Oglesby said. “It gets the flow going and it helps the defense out a lot too. … It just helps all aspects of the game.”
Senior Connor Weiss added his touch when he crossed the goal line midway through the second quarter. The backs’ efforts, along with Walker’s, gave the Spoofhounds a 61-0 halftime lead.
That lead would not be surrendered to the Dragons in the second half. With the help of a running clock, Maryville quickly found its 63rd consecutive win in the Hound Pound.
The win sets up a date with MEC foe Benton in St. Joseph next week. Although the Cardinals are winless, the Spoofhounds know that looking ahead could do more harm than help.