Tigers won their 2nd playoff game in school history
MEADVILLE, Pennsylvania (WKBN) – Maplewood reaches the District 10 (Class A) championship game after topping Reynolds, 36-0. The Tigers are a perfect 10-0 and look to battle the defending state champion Farrell Steelers next week. Maplewood earned their second playoff win in school history tonight.
On September 20, the Tigers got the best of Reynolds – 25-14 – in their regular season meeting. Last year, the Raiders knocked Maplewood out of the playoffs (36-0).
The Tigers opened the game’s first score on the third play from scrimmage. Clay Cox caught an 81-yard touchdown pass from J.D. McFadden to set the tone. McFadden also ran in the two-point conversion to give Maplewood an early 8-0 advantage.
Later in the quarter, Levi Butryn snagged a 43-yard pass from J.D. McFadden which placed the ball at Reynolds’ 20-yard line. Jesse McFadden got the call and carried it 16-yards to take a 16-0 lead.
On Maplewood’s second offensive possession of the third quarter, the Tigers scored on a Jesse McFadden 79-yard touchdown run. The Tigers second 75-plus yard touchdown of the game.
Following a fumble recovery late in the third quarter deep inside Raider territory – Kaleb Donor ran the ball twice as he capped off the 8-yard drive with a 1-yard run (Maplewood, 28-0).
J.D. McFadden finished the 6-play, 84-yard drive with another 1-yard run to give the Tigers a commanding 36-0 lead.
Maplewood has scored 30 points or more in 9 of their 10 games this year.
Reynolds falls to 7-4 after dropping 3 of their last 4 games.
Maplewood, 36-0 (Final)
M – Clay Cox, 81-yard TD catch from J.D. McFadden (M 8-0, 9:21)
M – Jesse McFadden, 16-yard TD run (M 16-0, 2:00)
M – Jesse McFadden, 79-yard TD run (M 22-0, 5:54)
M – Kaleb Donor, 1-yard TD run (M 28-0, 0:11)
M – J.D. McFadden, 1-yard TD run (M 36-0, 6:43)