QUINCY — A balanced offense and a stout defense is a dream scenario for any football coach.
Morris' Alan Thorson is living the dream after the Redskins' 41-12 win over Quincy Notre Dame on Friday night.
Morris (3-0) saw two running backs, Kameron Dransfeldt and Austin Hatcher, run for more than 100 yards and quarterback Mitchell Mayberry threw for more than 100 while completing 8 of his 10 pass attempts.
Dransfeldt, who led the Redskins with 121 yards on 19 carries, scored two touchdowns, while Hatcher (9 carries, 108 yards) ran for one TD. Tyler Petty (5 carries, 17 yards) scored on the ground, while Mayberry (8 of 10, 116 yards) threw TD passes to Tyler Spiezio (3 catches, 39 yards) and Chatten Dryfhout (1 catch, 28 yards).
Petty got the Redskins on the board first with a five-yard touchdown run in the first quarter, then Dransfeldt scored on a pair of four-yard runs in the second as the Redskins built a 21-6 halftime lead. Hatcher scored from five yards out in the third quarter before Mayberry hit Spiezio with an eight-yard TD pass later in the period. The TD pass to Dryfhout in the fourth quarter capped the Morris scoring.
"We had a good game offensively," Thorson said. "This was a statement game for our offensive line, getting two running backs more than 100 yards. They gave Mitchell a lot of time to throw, and he threw the ball well."
The Redskin defense allowed 213 total yards, 110 on the ground and 103 through the air. Alonzo Enriques had six tackles, including two sacks, while Avery Hofmann and Kaden Laurie had five tackles apiece. Laurie also blocked an extra-point attempt.
"The defense held them in check," Thorson said. "It was a good game for all around. Chatten Dryfhout's touchdown catch was about as good an athletic play as you will see. He just jumped over their defender to get the ball."