Maury 62, Menchville 0
Mau--Ferguson 48 pass from Jones (Haley pass from Perry), 11:40
Mau--Little 46 run (run failed), 9:25.
Mau--Wood 26 run (kick blocked), 7:20
Mau--Wilder 15 pass from Jones (Studer kick), 1:17.
Mau--Wood 16 run (Studer kick), 7:34.
Mau--Little 18 run (Studer kick), 1:37.
Mau--Little 43 run (Studer kick), :00.
Mau--Moore 1 run (Studer kick), 8:03.
Mau--Barclift 15 run (Studer kick), 4:27.
Thanks to two lightning delays, the game started 75 minutes late. Then, it took 20 seconds for the Commodores to get on the board. Tyree Jones’ 48-yard touchdown pass to Avontae Ferguson was a sign of things to come. Maury even pulled off a 2-point conversion pass to a non-covered Elston Haley.
After Menchville went three-and-out, Commodore tailback Delveon Little broke three tackles and ran 46 yards for a touchdown. Just more than 2 1/2 minutes in, Maury led 14-0.
Another three-and-out, another quick Commodore drive. This time, it was Markell Wood going 26 yards up the middle to make it 20-0 with 7:20 left in the first.
Just past the midway point of the opening quarter, Maury had taken five snaps from scrimmage. Three went for touchdowns. And the Commodores already had 164 total yards.
Jones’ 15-yard throw to tight end Derek Wilder — son of Old Dominion coach Bobby Wilder — made it 27-0 with 1:17 left in the first quarter
The Monarchs finally got a spark on Anquil Carter-Bass’ 92-yard kickoff return, which gave them first-and-goal from the 5. But Menchville went backwards, and a 30-yard field goal attempt was blocked.
Maury answered with a marathon drive — eight plays, 80 yards. Wood’s 14-yard touchdown run made it 34-0 with 7:34 left in the first half.
The only drama at that point was when Maury would get the 35-point spread necessary for a running clock in the second half. That came with 1:37 left before the break, when Little scored on a 18-yard run.
Then came insult added to injury. After Menchville fumbled with 15 seconds left in the half, Maury took over at the Monarch 43. And Little went right up the middle to score as time expired.
Maury 48, Menchville 0 at the half. The Commodores had 383 total yards and 14 first downs; the Monarchs had minus-11 and two.
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