As for the game, Maconaquah (6-3) finished in third place in the MIC with a 5-2 record. Western and Hamilton Heights were crowned co-champions each with 6-1 records.
Besides Hicks’ two touchdowns, senior K. J. Walton also got into the act with two touchdowns. Walton scored on a 63-yard punt return for a touchdown, and a 14-yard touchdown pass from senior Kyle Dinn. Dinn also completed a touchdown pass to Nathan Robinson for 21 yards.
Cameron Bailey added to Maconaquah’s scoring with a 35-yard touchdown run. Caleb Hunt scored from three yards out, and Stuart Walsh scored from one yard out. The Braves also scored a safety.
Dinn was 7 of 14 for 78 yard with two touchdowns and one interception.
Taylor scored three times, and all three came on touchdown passes from Jordan Lazaro to Darion Stone. The first one was 11 yards, the second was 30 yards and the third was 57 yards. The last two came in the fourth quarter. The Titans (0-9, 0-7 MIC) outscored the Braves 13-0 in the fourth.
“[Stone] did a nice job,” Taylor coach Eric Davis said. “We need to find another receiver that can stretch the field vertically. Once we find another receiver, then we got an opportunity to do some nice things in the passing game, and keep people taking Stone away from us. Lazaro did a nice job of running, and his ball placement was pretty good too, so he had a nice night.”
Lazaro led Taylor with 18 carries for 48 yards, and he was also 15 of 34 for 221 yards with three touchdowns and two interceptions. Stone had 10 receptions for 183 yards and three touchdowns.