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Jays’ run game haunts Wolves in homecoming win

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Marshfield scored arguably its best win of the season Friday, and did so in fashion on homecoming night.

The run game for the Blue Jays was unrivaled, totaling over 400 yards in a 50-28 victory over Reeds Spring.

It marked the first time Marshfield had topped the half-century mark in a game since Oct. 25, 2013, a 52-47 win over Springfield Catholic.

Blue Jays head coach Cody Bull was satisfied after the victory. After all, it’s more fun to learn lessons from wins than losses.

“I told them afterward that obviously we have a lot of things we can do better, but I want them to focus on enjoying winning our homecoming game, and beating a good opponent that keeps us in the race for a conference championship,” Bull said. “I was proud of how they fought. There were struggles and they made big plays that got us at times, but our guys didn’t let it phase them and made plays when we needed them.”

The defense lost receivers over the top on several occasions, and coupled with several fumbles by junior quarterback Bryant Bull, Reeds Spring had its opportunities to take what was a blowout midway through and force Marshfield to strap back in and keep putting up the points after halftime.

“[Bryant’s] super competitive and trying to score every time he runs it,” Coach Bull said. “Those are some of the things we talk about. Sometimes you have to be Bruce Wayne instead of Batman.”

Still, he factored into five Marshfield touchdowns, completing 13-of-20 passes for 142 yards and two scores through the air, while adding 162 yards on the ground and three scores. That included Marshfield’s first TD, which followed by a safety, gave the hosts a quick 9-0 lead.

Tyler Young's short third-down TD grab made it 16-0, and though the Wolves recovered a fumble, Mason Mellington got one back for the Jays that allowed for another score by sophomore Dayvion Harris, who had a career day with 233 yards on 29 carries.

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