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MAUD, Texas — Put another one in the win column.

Maud is coming off a 30-0 shutout win over Boles last Friday, its second win of the season.

"I told the kids after the game that this was a complete team victory," Cardinals' head coach Josh Turner said. "The offense did a good job of holding onto the football and not putting the defense in a bad situation.

"The defense did their part in making some big stops at some crucial times. It was a total team effort, special teams and everything."

Maud's success on offense is greatly due to the offensive line. Senior Skyler Pate starts at center, while senior Chance Hicks and junior Dawson Daffern anchor the line at guard.

Senior Seth Brower plays most every snap at tackle, and senior Deshawn Alexander along with sophomore Davion Dunn split time at the other tackle. Tight end Briley Barron contributes on the outside edge.

"Our offensive line has done a really good job," Turner said. "Those guys come off the ball well and get after it. Good football begins up front with the line."

Sophomore running back Tucker Sanders has benefited from the solid line and is the Cardinals' leading rusher.

Senior and three-year starter Rayne Bailey made the transition from fullback to quarterback.

"Our quarterback has done a good job, and our fullback Brandon Hall has stepped in a done a good job. So the offensive line and those three guys in the backfield have been a really big key for us. Also Tristen White has been key for us at receiver."

Maud's defense is comprised of the same players that are on offense. Hicks and Brower play defensive end, and Barron plays tackle. Daffern was switched from the defensive line to linebacker.

"We have been pleasantly surprised with Haylon Dear at safety," Turner said. "White plays some corner, and Sanders along with Bailey play linebacker. All of the defensive guys have done an outstanding job."

The Cardinals have kept up a great work ethic at practices. The work the players put it paid dividends in last week's victory.

"I have been pleased with where we are at," Turner said. "The kids come in every day and work their tails off. They don't gripe or complain; they just try to get their work done. We are hoping it will pay dividends come district time."

District is upon Maud (2-3) as it hosts Clarksville (2-3) tonight at 7:30 in a District 10-2A matchup.

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