The Maple Valley Lions cruised past Vandercook Lake in Tri-River action on Friday night. They scored 53 points in the first half on their way to a 65-0 victory.
In the first quarter, the Lions scored 22 points. Callan Hoefler got things started with a 45-yard punt return after the Lions stopped Vandercook on the opening drive. He would also add the 2-point attempt. Ayden Wilkes used his legs for a 5-yard run, and Cayden Scott added a 28-yard touchdown sprint.
In the second quarter, Tyler Rose got the Lions started with a 7-yard touchdown run. On the ensuing kickoff, Jesse Deppe recovered a Jayhawks fumble and ran 19 yards for a score. On the next Vandercook drive, Callan Hoefler forced a safety. The rout was on, as the Lions added another score from Rose and Hoefler to take a 53-0 lead into the locker room.
With the running clock in effect, Maple Valley scored one touchdown in each of the final two quarters. Cayden Scott reeled off an 82 yard run, while Reese Proctor-Burhans added a 23-yard run.
In this win, Maple Valley rushed for all 234 yards of their offensive attack. They had just two first downs, given their propensity of scoring touchdowns. Perhaps most impressively, they held the Jayhawks to (-83) yards rushing, and (-48) yards of total offense.
The Maple Valley Lions’ 65 points in a game is the most they’ve scored since a 2019 win over Toledo Christian. The 65-point victory is the largest in program history. At 1-2, the Lions will now face Concord next week. Vandercook Lake’s struggles continue this fall, as they are 0-3. The Jayhawks have been outscored 202-0. They will look to get on the board next week, when they face defending league champion Britton-Deerfield.