MORGANTOWN \u2014 Clay Maholic struggled to find his niche during the University\u2019s first two games of the season against John Marshall and Parkersburg South.\r\nAs a first-year starter on defense, he bounced around from position to position trying to find a home along the Hawks\u2019 front 7 and it may have finally clicked in Friday night\u2019s 40-20 win over Brooke at Mylan Pharmeceuticals Stadium. To no surprise of his head coach.\r\n\u201cHe worked his ass off this summer and he put on a show tonight \u2014 that\u2019s how you play defense, that\u2019s how you want to win and I\u2019ve never been more proud as a coach,\u201d John Kelley said. \u201cHe made big play after big play and is so fundamentally sound.\u201d\r\nMaholic, a junior, manned a linebacker spot and also played some fullback, but the highlight of his night was blocking a punt in the third quarter, followed by being mobbed by his teammates on the sideline.\r\nKelley started to see Maholic\u2019s worth ethic over the summer during the Hawks\u2019 3-week workout period in June. Besides football practice in the morning, there is also weight lifting and other voluntary sessions.\r\nMaholic didn\u2019t miss a single one, and while that\u2019s not abnormal for most, he also played American Legion baseball for Morgantown Post 2. That team played a 28-game schedule from the beginning of June through the middle of July, and just like in football, Maholic didn\u2019t miss a game.\r\n\u201cI like to stay in shape and just play football for the fun of it \u2014 I like to hit people and can\u2019t get arrested for it,\u201d he said. \u201cI love baseball and it\u2019s my passion, but I love doing this, too.\r\n\u201cIt\u2019s hard to juggle both, but I find time for it. It\u2019s all worth it in the end.\u201d\r\nKelley hoped Maholic\u2019s attitude rubbed off on his teammates.\r\n\u201cHe played Legion baseball but was here every day in the summer and there were some who tried to come up with excuses \u2014 he never had one,\u201d Kelley said. \u201cHe was here and he just wants to make this team win.\u201d\r\nWide receiver Amir Richardson and quarterback Logan Holgorsen helped the Hawks (2-1) get off to a fast start against the Bruins (0-2). Holgorsen tossed an out pass to Richardson on UHS\u2019s second drive and Richardson danced his way 54 yards for a touchdown. On the next series, Richardson scurried 25 yards for another touchdown.\r\nHolgorsen had first-half problems, though. Other than nearly having his head ripped off on a facemask penalty, he also threw three interceptions, allowing Brooke back into it.\r\nAfter tying the score at 14, though, the Bruins struggled to get anything going offensively in the second half. After Ben Gribble scored toward the end of the second quarter, UHS didn\u2019t look back.\r\nHolgorsen finished with 276 yards and three touchdowns. Receiver Evan Parow had four catches for 112 yards and two scores.\r\nBrooke quarterbackGage Yost completed just four passes but two went for touchdowns \u2014 a 14-yarder to Aleksey Rasz and a 66-yarder over the middle to Logan Williams.\r\nUHS will host Wheeling Park at 7:30 p.m. next Friday, while Brooke hosts Morgantown at 7:30 p.m.