EUREKA – The Mahomet-Seymour offensive line paved the way for running back Andrew Brewer's 418 yards and six touchdowns in a 48-33 win against Eureka on Friday.
"I knew I had a lot of carries (32). I didn't know how many, and I certainly didn't expect 400 yards," said Brewer, who has 1,295 rushing yards on the season. "I just knew I was tired."
M-S ran the ball the entire half behind Ethan King, Zach Ochs, Zach Bansner, Cody Bebout, Andrew Griffeth, Marcus Robinson and tight end Jim Johnston.
The Bulldogs had 554 of their 560 yards on the ground.
"Once our line gets going, nothing can stop them," Brewer said. "I had holes that you could have drove a semi through. We just got into the big package and chugged down the field."
The Hornets were able to stay in the game with quality passing. Quarterback Sam Durley was 20 of 39 for a school-record 356 yards and three touchdowns.
"We've got to shore up our defense," M-S coach Tom Shallenberger said, "because right now, if we don't, we're not going anywhere (in the playoffs). We've got a lot of work to do."