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October 9, 2013

Braves top Bengals in Miami County clash

Hicks makes it 3 straight 200-yard games.

The Maconaquah Braves celebrated homecoming with a huge Mid-Indiana Conference and Miami County rivalry victory over Peru on Friday night, 28-19.

Maconaquah (5-2) stayed near the top of the MIC with a 4-1 record. The Braves are tied with Western, and trail Hamilton Heights, which is perfect at 5-0. Peru dropped to 4-3 overall and 2-3 in the conference.

As for the game, it was a real battle between arch-rivals fighting for county bragging rights. The first half was an offensive showcase, while the second half showcased more of a defensive struggle.

Maconaquah took control in the first half as Cody Hicks scored touchdowns on 35- and 55-yard runs. After Hicks scored, Peru’s Nolan Brimbury had touchdown runs of 18- and 20-yards. The Braves' K.J. Walton then added a touchdown reception on a 15-yard pass from Kyle Dinn. Peru's Steven McBride closed out the scoring for the first half with a two-yard touchdown run.

The difference was Maconaquah kicker Jorge Cortez, who hit all three extra-point kicks, while Peru failed on two two-point conversions before Eddie Childers made an extra-point kick on the Tigers' third TD.At halftime, Maconaquah had 208 rushing yards and 70 passing yards, while Peru had 215 rushing yards and 35 passing yards.

“We felt like offensively, we were moving the ball,” Maconaquah coach Mark Hartman said. “We were doing a good job of getting first downs and eating up the clock. We struggled defensively. We weren’t able to stop their option game, so we made adjustments at halftime as far as the front. We bent, but we didn’t break.”

Those adjustments helped the Braves in the second half as Peru didn’t score another point. The furthest the Tigers got in the second half was down to Maconaquah’s 14-yard line, before they fumbled it away.

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