Shelbyville Daily Union


October 13, 2012

Maroa Edges A&M, 39-36

Ironic Illegal Substitution Call On TD

SHELBYVILLE, IL. — Two state-ranked teams in the Okaw Valley Conference on Friday and when the smoke cleared, only  three points separated them. Undefeated 1A Central A&M came up three points short of Maroa, 39-36.

The first half was full of Maroa flags and missed A&M tackles, as Maroa took a 13-7 lead into half-time. Two A&M turnovers early in the 3rd quarter led to scores and put A&M behind the 8-ball.

A&M finally started to get some scores and make up ground, but Maroa kept moving the finish line forward as they matched the A&M scores. A&M was still down by ten late in the 4th quarter. They scored in the final minute to make it 3 -point game and tried an onsides kick. Maroa recovered it, game over.

Maroa had eight penalties in the 1st half, mitigating their effectiveness. Maroa had to punt on their first possession. A&M then drove to the Maroa 24 before turning the ball over on downs.

DeClerck then had a 7 yard sack on Maroa's QB Hockaday and aroa had another penalty and had to punt again. A&M got to Maroa's 43, but a 3rd down incomplete pass force  an AA&M punt.

Missed tackles then hurt AA&M as Hockaday was caught by two players behind the line and broke both tackles for a 40 yard run. He broke two sack tackles to make it 4th and a 1/2 yard. They got the 1st down run.

In the first minute of the 2nd, the A&M end got sucked in on an option and Hockaday ran for a 19 yard TD.

Down 7-0, A&M got the ball, but their passing game was amiss. QB Curt Ramsey was just 9 of 27 for 93 yards in the game. Despite a 12 yard reverse by Snyder, they had to punt.

Hockaday broke another tackle and went 30 yards. A holding penalty against Maroa called it back. Maroa had 2nd and 28 and even though A&M missed three tackles on one play, Maroa was in two deep of a hole and had to punt again.

The punt was shanked and A&M got a short field at the Maroa 32. Ballinger caught a swing pass and went 12 yards, then ran for five yards. From the Maroa 15 Ramsey hit Snyder on a slant across the middle for a TD with 5:31 left in the half.

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