HAYTI - After a rocky start last week against Scott City, the Malden Green Wave bounced back, downing the Hayti Indians 18-9, spoiling their homecoming.
Malden would strike first in the opening period, after a seven-play drive with a 15-yard touchdown pass from Jonathan Henfling to Terrell Butler with 1:03 left in the quarter. The extra-point attempt was no good.
Malden would score again in the with 30 seconds left in the first half after a 68-yard, two-play drive - both plays being 34-yard passes from Henfling to Ryan Criglar.
A bad snap cost the Green Wave on the extra-point attempt.
Malden would lead heading into the second half 12-2, Hayti's only points coming from a botched snap that put the ball out of the end zone during a punt and was ruled a safety with 2:41 left in the second quarter.
Malden's final touchdown of the night came in the fourth quarter with 7:42 left in the game in the form of another pass from Henfling to Criglar - this one being a 22-yard pass.
Criglar would also intercept two passes in the final period as well.
Hayti's only touchdown of the night came with 6:59 left in the game on a pass to DeCarlos Wilkins from backup quarterback Dylan Gurley.
Malden forced six turnovers and stopped Hayti on downs inside the 1-yard line midway through the second quarter. Hayti switched quarterbacks in the fourth quarter and got its lone offensive points.
Trey Porter led Malden with 78 yards rushing on 14 carries. Henfling threw for 173 yards, completing 10-of-20 passes.
Criglar had four receptions for 113 yards.
Hayti's Dominique Robinson led all rushers with 84 yards on six carries.