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October 19, 2013

Hicks leads Braves

BUNKER HILL — Maconaquah’s Cody Hicks became the school’s career leading rusher, career scoring leader and holds the single-season rushing record after the Braves took down Taylor 58-20 in Mid-Indiana Conference action at Braves Stadium Friday.

Hicks took care of the single-season rushing record on his second carry from scrimmage as he scampered in 33 yards for a touchdown to put Maconaquah up 7-0 with 9:59 left in the first quarter. The junior runningback would later score on a 77-yard touchdown run to give him the career scoring record. Maconaquah led 21-0 with 4:13 left in the first quarter. Hicks finally got the career rushing record on a 15-yard carry with four minutes left in the first half. He left the game with a standing ovation and the presentation of the football.

“If it wasn’t for the offensive line, I wouldn’t have the yards that I have,” Hicks said. “So if anything it was the whole line. I am very glad that I got [the record].”

Maconaquah coach Mark Hartman is glad to have the star junior.

“Hicks is a special athlete,” Hartman said. “He is a work horse in everything he does in the weight room, and out here on the practice field. He is a very focused young man, and that kind of shows the way he plays the game. He takes everything with the upmost seriousness. He doesn’t take plays off ever. When he is asked to block, he gives everything on that. If he is asked to go out on a route, he is doing the same. If he is asked to run the ball, or lead somebody, he gives total effort in that type of things. He is a very unselfish player that everyone would like to have around.”

Hicks ended the night with seven carries for 159 yards and two touchdowns.

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