The Royals hooked up for huge plays on crucial fourth and long plays after the Trojan defense had stiffened and apparently had possession.
But the Trojan secondary simply didn’t make the plays when they had to. And as Gilbert and defensive coach Nemo Perez said, “They beat us on things we worked on all week.
The Trojans will try to rebound at Taylor next week.
— Gene F. Conard
MACONAQUAH 48, NORTH MIAMI 12
Cody Hicks scored four touchdowns to lead Maconaquah’s 48-12 beatdown of visiting North Miami, the Braves’ first Week 1 victory since 2006.
Also for Maconaquah, K.J. Walton scored two touchdowns. Quarterback Kyle Dinn passed for one score and ran for another.
The Braves took control early and built a 42-0 lead in the first half.
CARROLL 37, TRI-COUNTY 0
The Cougars kicked off their season with a 37-0 rout of visiting Tri-County.
The teams have met in Week 1 since 2003. Carroll has won the last two meetings to take a 6-5 lead in the Week 1 series.