The Reeds Spring Wolves (3-1) came to town on Friday, Sept. 22 to play against the Marshfield Bluejays.
The conference matchup was a thriller on both sides.
Kickoff was at 7 p.m. It was Blackout Night at R.A. Barr, and the packed stadium was a sea of black and blue Jays fans pumped with excitement.
The Wolves came in looking to defend their conference championship.
Marshfield, decked in blacked out gear, started the game kicking off to the Wolves.
Nathan Mitchell struck first for Reeds Spring with a 34 yard touchdown. The field goal was converted to make the game 7-0.
A failed onside kick had the Jays starting off at the Wolves’ 49 yard line, but the Jays were forced to punt shortly thereafter.
Reeds Springs immidiatley launched a TD pass down field for another touchdown and field goal conversion to make the game 14-0.
Another long missle and field goal from Reeds put the game 21-0.
After a turnover on downs in the second quarter, the Wolves rushed one into the endzone to make the game 28-0.
The Jays almost went scoreless in the first half, but Tyce Jones found Marcus Gritts for a 54 yard touchdown to put Marshfield on the board. A rough snap led to no field goal and a score of 28-6 to end the half.
Marshfield came out strong in the second half, making the score 28-12 with a scramble that led to a rushing touchdown from Jones.
The Wolves responded with a drive that left the score 35-12.
Dayvion Harris broke free for a 60 yard touchdown to make the game 35-18. The two point conversion failed.
The Jays recovered a kickoff in the third which led to a 35 yard touchdown rush by Jones. Young caught a pass to convert for two. The score was 35-26.
Though the Jays battled the whole game, the Wolves won with a score of 63-44.
“We made too many mistakes early and dug ourselves a hole against a really good football team,” said head coach Cody Bull. “Our guys played their butts off, and I’m super happy with our second half.”
The Jays are 2-3 on the season.
This week, Marshfield takes on Aurora at their field on Friday, Sept. 29.
The Indians faced off against Central last week and pulled away with a win at their home field on Friday, Sept. 22.
Central fell to Strafford 42-14.
Running back Silas Morton started the game off with a 71 yard touchdown run in the first quarter to make the match 7-0 after the field goal.
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Morton rushed for 148 yards in 10 carries that led to three touchdowns. Strafford passed for 65 yards and rushed for 261. The Indians had no turnovers, but did pick one off from Central in the only interception of the game.
The Indians are 3-2 on the season.
Strafford will travel to Fair Grove for their next game on Friday, Sept. 29.
The Logan-Rogersville Wildcats picked up a win against the Springfield Catholic Fightin’ Irish at Springfield.
The Fightin’ Irish got mauled by the Wildcats and lost 28-6.
The team rushed for a total of 329 yards in total, with Kolbey Ballowe scoring all four touchdowns and recording 227 rushing yards by himself.
“We’re going to keep trying to expand on our Wildcat running game,” said head coach Mark Talbert. “I expect our defense to continue playing really good on their end.”
Logan-Rogersville has its next game hosting the winless Hollister squad on Friday, Sept. 29.
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