VAN — The Van Vandals defeated the Mabank Panthers 55-10 on Friday night at Van Memorial Stadium.
Van scored touchdowns on eight of its 10 drives in the game. Junior Matt Savis accounted for four touchdowns, three rushing and one passing to finish the night with 190 yards on the ground. Quarterback Peter Maddox was 15 of 16 passing with no interceptions and threw for 197 yards and four touchdowns.
Van jumped out to an early lead with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Maddox to Layton Myers in the corner of the end zone.
Mabank followed up with a 33-yard field goal from Pedro Valdez on their next drive.
The Vandals scored two more first-quarter touchdowns to help stretch their lead to 21-3. Savis punched one in from the one-yard line with 2:55 left in the quarter.
Following a Myers interception, Maddox connected with Kendrick Jones on the sideline for a 34-yard touchdown.
The Panthers opened the second quarter with a two-yard touchdown run from Garrett Holcomb, capping off a six-play, 76-yard drive that included a 68-yard run up the middle of the field from tailback Dylan Schneider.
The Vandals answered with three more touchdowns in the half after forcing three Mabank punts. Myers caught a Maddox pass in the back corner of the end zone for an 11-yard touchdown. Savis followed that with a 12-yard touchdown run and a 14-yard touchdown pass making it 41-10 at half.
Van added two more second half touchdowns, one on a 4-yard Savis dash and another from sophomore Brett Doring on a 12-yard run. Doring was able to take advantage of a Carlos Lemus fumble recovery on their own 19-yard line.
The win improves the Vandals record to 3-6 and 3-1 in District 15-3A, while Mabank falls to 2-7 and 1-3.
Van Memorial Stadium
Mabank 3 7 0 0 — 10
Van 21 20 14 0 — 55
Scoring by Quarter
V- Peter Maddox to Layton Myers 15 pass (Josef Ruiz kick), 9:14.
M- Pedro Valdez 33 yd Field Goal, 4:57.
V- Matt Savis 1 run (Ruiz Kick), 2:55.
V- P. Maddox to Kendrick Jones 34 pass (Ruiz kick), 0:32.
M- Garrett Holcomb 2 run (Valdez kick), 9:50.
V- P. Maddox to L. Myer 11 pass (Ruiz kick), 8:48.
V- M. Savis 12 run (kick failed), 3:27.
V- P. Maddox to M. Savis 14 pass (Ruiz kick), 0:32.
V- M. Savis 4 run (Ruiz kick), 7:06.
V- Brett Doring 12 run (Ruiz kick), 0:32.
First Downs 25 10
Rushing Yards- Att 44-337 42-235
Passing Yards 208 48
Passing-Att 16-17-0 7-12-48
Punts- Avg 1-55 3-32.3
Penalties 10-87 5-50
Fumbles-Lost 1-0 1-1