MAIZE — There is no Mid Kansas Sports Magazine cover jinx for McPherson High’s Andric McGill and Patrick Munsey.
The Bullpup seniors graced the cover of the magazine and have lived up to their billing.
McGill scored four goals on Tuesday and Munsey had four assists as the Bullpups opened play in the Maize South Invitational by blanking Thomas More Prep, 5-0.
McGill’s first goal of the game was historic as he is now the all-time leading scorer in MHS history.
The Bullpups led 3-0 at the half and peppered the Monarchs’ goal for 17 shots, while MHS goalie Tanner Rose had to make only one save.
Darrius Armstrong had the other MHS goal.
“We started a bit sluggish playing with a strong wind, but TMP put a lot of players on defense which frustrated the players at times,” MHS coach Chris Adrian said.
McGill now has seven goals in three games.
“With his very first touch of the game he ripped a shot from outside the box with so much power the keeper could not keep it out,” Adrian said. “This was a big goal for Andric because it makes him the all-time leading scorer in Bullpup history. Something tells me he is not done adding to that stat.”
The Bullpups showed their versatility.
“I thought we played really well in the second half going into the wind. Our passing continues to improve each game and we are making better attacking runs,” Adrian said.
MHS takes on Maize South at 6 p.m. Thursday in the tourney semifinals.