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Week 1 football rundown



Marshfield traveled to Lamar to face off against the Tigers on Friday, Aug. 25 at Thomas M. O’Sullivan Stadium. 

In the first half alone, Lamar would score nine touchdowns to the Bluejays’ two. 

Davyion Harris ran for a 79-yard touchdown in the first quarter.

Marcus Gritts would then return a kickoff in the second quarter for an 81-yard touchdown. 

At the half, the Jays trailed 68-14.

Marshfield was able to hold Lamar to a single touchdown in the second half, but the Jays lost to the Tigers, with a final score of 68-14.

“Lamar has one of the best football programs in the state, regardless of class,” said head coach Cody Bull. “Our boys played hard. I was impressed with what I saw against such a high level of competition.” 

Marshfield will face off against McDonald County at home on Friday, Sept. 1. Come out to enjoy Military Appreciation Night.


Rogersville started the year off strong by defeating East Newton on Friday, Aug. 25.

The Wildcats played well, dropping 28 points on the Patriots and giving up none in return. 

"I'm proud of our o-line for keeping Thessen Prenger clean the entire night," said head coach Mark Talbert. "They allowed Prenger and Kolbey Ballowe to have big nights."

The Wildcats racked up 176 passing yards, along with 168 rushing yards to take home the win. 

"Our defense is going to be our strength all season long," said Talbert. "East Newton had a few plays that extended drives, but as soon as the ball got into the red-zone, our defense killed every drive. I believe this group has a very high ceiling and will continue to get better every week with Coach Kyle Schenker's game plans."

Rogersville will host Lamar at home on Friday, Sept. 1. 

"We will approach Lamar the same way we did East Newton," explained Talbert. "The quality of the opponent matters in that we have to get a great scout team look in practice, but it will not affect our mentality in play calling and preparation. Every game for us has to be the focus of the week. This week it's Lamar, and that is the only thing that matters."


Strafford got right down to business in their match against Liberty, handing the Patriots a loss with a score of 24-6 in front of an energized Indian crowd. 

The Patriots struck first with a 10-yard TD pass early in the game. That would be the only time they scored. 

The Indians would take control for the rest of the game. 

“They drove, but we didn’t break,” said head coach Tim Hester. “Our boys are well-conditioned, and it showed on Friday.”

Jourdyn Edelstein and Bradlee Mullins were on the same page on Friday. First, Edelstein found Mullins for a 12-yard TD pass. Later, Edelstein hurled a missle to Mullins again for a 38-yard touchdown. 

Silas Morton ran for a shocking 35-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. He left a trail of broken and failed tackles behind him as he crossed the field into the endzone. 

Edelstein threw for a total of 131 passing yards to finish with his two TD passes. 

Mullins finished the game with four receptions, 69 rec. yards, and 2 TDs. 

Morton carried the ball 15 times, ending with 166 rushing yards and a touchdown to boot. 

The Indians will travel to Ava to face the Bears on Friday, Sept. 1.




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