In an eight game season in 1984,
Maines set a Centralia High School football
record of 47 pass receptions for 770 yards,
and scored eight touchdowns. After being the
top ground gainer the previous season, he
moved to a receiving position for 1984. He
also was the kicker, kickoff return man, and
totaled 45 tackles as an outstanding
defensive player. Maines set a CHS career
receiving record of 52 for 844 yards (since
broken). Centralia received a forfeit win
from Effingham giving the team a record of
6-3. The only six win season for a CHS
football team since 1977. There has been
received All-State honors from the Champaign
News Gazette - the only statewide team
named. He was named Southern Illinois Player
of the Year by the Evansville Courier and
Press, as he was named to the All-Southern
Illinois team both on offense and defense.
Maines was also named both ways on the All
South Seven Conference and Southern Illinois
Coaches’ teams and was CHS MVP.
He went to Illinois State University on a
football scholarship and received one
varsity letter in 1986.
While better known for his football, Maines
was also an accomplished all-around athlete.
In 1985, he was a member of the CHS 400
& 800 meter relay teams that took South
Seven Conference and Sectional titles. The
800 team finished sixth at the State meet.
Maines was also a starter on the 1984-85
Orphan basketball team.