Sunday, December 11, 2011
His squad routs the South
Jordan Hallums was hoping to make an impact with college scouts this weekend at the SCADA North-South All-Star Football Game in Myrtle Beach. He appears to have succeeded in that mission. The wide receiver caught touchdown passes of 18 and 22 yards to help his North squad rout the South 42-3 on Saturday. Hallums has received attention from Presbyterian and South Carolina State among other schools.
Friday, December 9, 2011
Mauldin stars to play in all-star games
Mauldin football stars Jonathan McLaughlin and Jordan Hallums will each play one more game as a Maverick in the next week or so. McLaughlin, an offensive tackle, will compete in the Shrine Bowl next Saturday the 17th at Gibbs Stadium on the campus of Wofford College in Spartanburg. Tomorrow, Hallums, a wide receiver, will play in the North-South Game in Myrtle Beach. Their successful high school careers coming to a close, McLaughlin and Hallums talked to Patch recently about their time playing for Mauldin High, as well as what’s ahead. Mavericks Head Coach Doug Shaw said, “Jonathan and Jordan were integral to what we’ve done here and we’re very excited for them to be playing in all-star games.” McLaughlin, who is the third of four children…
Saturday, November 5, 2011
The Mavericks will travel to Spartanburg County to take on Boiling Springs next week.
The Mauldin High School football team, which defeated Hillcrest for the second time this year Friday night to end the regular season at 6-5, earned the No. 12 seed in the AAAA Division 1 playoffs that begin next week, according to unofficial pairings from GoUpstate, the website of the Spartanburg Herald-Journal. The Mavericks will travel to Spartanburg County, where they will take on the fifth-seed Boiling Springs Bulldogs. The Bulldogs handed Mauldin their first loss of the year in Week 5, 41-28. Here are the complete brackets:
Friday, November 4, 2011
A chance to bring home some hardware
This weekend is shaping up as a big one for Mauldin High School and they prepared in style by having a pep rally today. On Saturday, the girls’ tennis team aims for its 40th straight win and its second straight state championship. Details and directions here. Also on Saturday, both the boys and girls cross country teams compete for state titles in Columbia with the Mavs’ Brittany Williams aiming for an individual title. Click here for details and directions. The Mavs Marching Band competes for the 5A title in Orangeburg. See here for more info and the attached pdf for a schedule. And tonight the football team looks for its second straight win, which would give it a winning record of 6-5 on the 2011 season. The Mavs travel to arch-rival …
Monday, October 17, 2011
CAUTION: Video contains language some might find objectionable
UPDATE: The names of the individuals involved in the incident have been added to the story. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Three individuals were charged with crimes following Friday night's Mauldin-Dorman football game. All three were charged with drug-related offenses and another (pictured in the video) was charged with illegal possession of a Colt 45. According to police chief Bryan Turner, all three were occupying a car near the main entrance to the stadium and were detained when police detected the smell of marijuana. Two of the suspects, Cody Tanner of Simpsonville and Weley Guarino did not resist arrest, while a third, Desmond McDuffie, did, as the video indicates. None of the …
Friday, October 14, 2011
Have now lost four straight
A Mauldin football season that started off so promising now is on the brink of becoming a disappointment. The Mavericks were never in the game Friday at home against Dorman, falling 50-0. On the first play from scrimmage Dorman tackled Mauldin quarterback Dre Massey in the endzone and three minutes the Cavaliers were in the end zone and had a 9-0 lead. Things got worse from there. Mauldin had troubled putting two first downs together while Dorman rattled off one big play after another en route to a 44-0 halftime lead. After the break, Dorman substituted liberally and mostly kept the ball on the ground. Mauldin's backup quarteback C.J. Thomas directed a couple of drives that penetrated deep into Cavaliers' territory, but those drives ended …
Saturday, October 8, 2011
Fell behind early and could not mount a comeback
Even with a 4-0 start, Mauldin Coach Doug Shaw insisted that his team was still young and would make plenty of mistakes. Unfortunately for Shaw, the last three weeks have proved him right. Friday’s 35-21 loss against rival JL Mann was the latest example of the team’s youthfulness, but perhaps the most disappointing since it was Homecoming for the Mavericks. “A missed tackle here, a dropped pass there, a penalty, a blown coverage—those things cost you ballgames and they cost us tonight,” Shaw said. “But those are the kind of mistakes a young team makes and we’re a young team.” After a couple of sub-par weeks, Mavs running back Reggie Lomax returned to form, scoring all three of his team’s touchdowns. One came on an electrifying 67-yard pass…
Friday, October 7, 2011
Patriots jumped out to an early lead and stayed in command.
The JL Mann Patriots took advantage of early mistakes by Mauldin to spoil the Mavericks' homecoming. Story to come.
Friday, September 30, 2011
Coaching staff has focused on intensity as much as X's and O's this week
After last week’s loss to Boiling Springs, Mauldin High football coach Doug Shaw and the rest of the coaching stuff made little secret of their disappointment in the Mavericks' intensity level. This week, during preparations for tonight’s game against defending AAAA state champ Byrnes, Shaw has made sure there is no shortage of positive energy. “We’ve had a great week of practice and the kids had a lot of enthusiasm for what they were doing,” Shaw said. “We’ve talked a lot about being excited no matter what.” “The Boiling Springs game is over. You have to have a short-term memory,” Shaw said. “Believing you can win is very important and that’s what we’ve tried to get across this week.” Trying to get back on track on the road against the …
Saturday, September 24, 2011
First Region game will go in the loss column
In the preparation leading up to Friday night’s game Mauldin Coach Doug Shaw told his team that Boiling Springs was much better than their 2-2 record indicated. He was right as the Bulldogs 41-28 victory in Spartanburg County proved. Boiling Springs had the upper hand on both sides of the ball. Defensively, they pressured Mavericks quarterback Dre Massey throughout the game, causing him to commit mistakes that led to turnovers. Boiling Springs also kept the explosive Reggie Lomax in check, forcing him to earn every yard. “We couldn’t get them blocked when we needed to,” Shaw said of the Boiling Springs defense. On the other side of the ball, the Mavericks had no answer for Bulldogs running back Deon Burgess, who repeatedly broke tackles …