The Macon Tigers will test their mettle when they visit Maryville for a district title game with the highly-touted Spoofhounds Friday night. Macon reached this point when they avenged an earlier loss to Palmyra last week by a score of 34-7. The Tigers come in on a four-game winning streak and are 6-2 since interim head coach Joey Peterson took over in week four. Peterson discusses the keys to the team’s recent success.
Macon will be seeking their first district title since 2010. However, to do so they will have to defeat a tradition-rich Maryville program that is coming off a loss to Blair Oaks in the 2020 Class 3 State Championship. Peterson says he’s looking forward to seeing how Macon matches up against one of the top programs in the state.
This will be Maryville’s 10th straight district championship game. The Spoofhounds are 8-1 in their previous nine appearances with their lone loss coming in 2019. Since head coach Matt Webb was hired in 2012, Maryville has won three state championships and appeared in five state title games, including last year’s runner-up finish. This year’s squad is 6-4.
The two one-point losses Webb referenced were to 9-1 St. Piux X (KC) and undefeated Lincoln College Prep. All nine regular season opponents were either Class 3 or 4. Maryville dropped from Class 3 this year for the first time since winning a Class 2 state championship in 2009. Webb says Macon is very athletic.
You can hear Macon at Maryville on 99.9 The Captain with pregame starting at 6:40. Colin Schowe and Austin Ward will have the call.