MAIZE, Kansas – Leading up to their season opener with Goddard this week, the Maize South Mavericks are focused on filling holes, particularly on defense this season.
Finishing 8-3 a year ago, the Mavs lost virtually their entire defense to graduation.
Offensively, the team returns star quarterback Korie Frausto. The senior racked up over 2,100 yards of offense last season, including 32 touchdowns and nearly 900 yards rushing.
Frausto told KSN, “This is my senior season. I just want to make the best out of it with my teammates, just try to go as far in the playoffs as we can. Each year we seem to think rebuild, it seems we reload.”
Maize South head coach Brent Pfeiffer added, “Last year as a starter for his first season, we kind of expected Korie honestly to run for a lot more yards at the end of the season. We though his run total would be a lot bigger than his passing total. At the end of the year, passing for more yards than he actually rushed for was a surprise to us and a welcome surprise, especially when we know he’s coming back.”
The Mavericks have run a spread offense in recent years and they reportedly plan to continue running the spread in 2015.