Maynor Strong-Arms Trojans Past Rival Lions, 43-30

Senior QB Fires Five Touchdown Passes In Big Wi'n

Friday, August 29, 2014

Senior quarterback Hunter Maynor threw five touchdown passes to lead visiting Soddy Daisy to a 43-30 win against Red Bank Friday night in a non-district game.

The Trojans came out of the gate fast to lead 19-0 at 4:42 of the first quarter as Maynor had scoring passes to Levi Thornton (15 yards) and Tre Carter (39 yards) sandwiched around a 2 yard run by Christian Bell.

But on a night where the school honored the great Lions of the past in the 75th season of football, the current Lions fought back as Courtney Stamper scored the first of his two touchdowns at 2:36 of the first quarter as Red Bank trailed 19-7.

In a good night for offensive fireworks, the two old rivals traded touchdowns for the next two quarters with Red Bank (1-1) pulling within seven at 37-30, at 9:52 of the third.

The Trojans seemed to have a comfortable lead at 43-30 on Maynor’s final TD pass (to Carter), but Malik Davis then returned the ensuing kickoff 72 yards to paydirt and the Lions were down seven (before the extra point) with seven minutes remaining.

But the officials called a penalty on the return nullifying the score and Red Bank eventually lost the ball on downs.

“We are pretty explosive, can score quickly and our players are starting to learn how to fight to the end,” said Red Bank coach Chad Grabowski. “We still are making too many mistakes which we can fix. It’s a process to be a good football team and we are getting there.”

 The Trojans improved to 2-0 thanks in part to the passing of Maynor.

“I can’t say enough about Hunter,” said Soddy Daisy coach Justin Barnes who is a Red Bank alum. “He’s a great kid and a great player and has matured a lot since last season.”

Rivalry Record: Soddy Daisy has now won three in a row in the series for only the second time … The Trojans also won three straight, 2002-03-04 …

The rivalry started in 1940 and Red Bank leads 40-17-2

Remembering Last Year: Coach Barnes stated that SD was 2-0 a year ago and then lost seven of the final eight games.

“We were in this same situation last year and we have to remember what happened,” said Barnes.

Soddy Daisy travels to Ooltewah (2-0) next week who beat the Trojans, 54-18, a year ago.

Kudos to the Bands .... thanks for adding to the spirit of Friday nigh football ... maybe the Soddy Daisy band can play Fight On! on occasion after playing Conquest ... then would truly be known as the USC of prep bands

Lion Hearted ... thanks to all the Lion faithful for working hard to putting the 75th reunion together ... and installing wireless internet in the press box ... a great help. 

More Details and stats later ....

 Soddy Daisy 43, Red Bank 30

SD - 19 – 18 – 6 – 0 – 43

RB – 7 – 15 – 8 – 0 – 30

SD (2-0), RB (1-1)    

1st Q

SD – Levi Thornton 15 pass from Hunter Maynor (Blas Westmoreland kick),  7-0, 10:25 7 plays 54 yards (in 1:35)

SD – Christian Bell 2 run (kick failed), 13-0, 7:27, 3 plays 56 yards (in :55)

SD – Tre Carter 39 pass from Maynor (pass failed), 19-0,  4:42, 3 plays 66 yards (in :55)

RB – Courtney Stamper 2 run (Christian Velazquez kick), 19-7,  2:36, 8 plays, 60 yards (in 2:06)

2nd Q

SD – Thornton 7 pass from Maynor (kick failed), 25-7, 10:32, 5 plays, 28 yards (in  :53)

RB – Ben Brown 36 pass from Caleb Tate (Velazquez kick), 25-14, 7:52, 6 plays, 66 yards, (in 2:36)

SD – Chase Payne 12 pass from Maynor (run failed), 31-14, 7 plays 58 yards (in 3:10)

RB – Kendrick Wilbanks 29 pass from Tate (Courtney Stamper run), 31-22, 3:48, 2 plays 64 yards (in :38)

SD – Bell 23 run (kick failed), 37-22, 2:38, 3 plays, 60 yards ( in :59)

3rd Q 

RB – C. Stamper 6 run (C. Stamper run), 37-30,  9:52, 4 plays,  50 yards (in 3:00)

SD – Carter 39 pass from Maynor (pass failed), 43-30,  7:26,  5 plays, 63 yards (in 2:26)

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