Thursday, October 2, 2008
Junior high Pats improve to 5-0
The Marshall Academy junior high football team kept its record unblemished last week.
The Patriots traveled east on Highway 78 and dominated Tupelo Christian Preparatory School 30-8. They improved to 5-0.
Trey Johnson got MA on the scoreboard with a 14-yard touchdown run in the first quarter. Chase Ferrell carried for the two-point conversion. The key play in the drive was Neil Murphy’s 25-yard run.
The visitors upped their advantage to 16-0 at the half. Ferrell hooked up with Elgin Lafever for a 25-yard touchdown pass. Murphy ran for the two-point conversion. The key play in the march was Ferrell’s 10-yard gain on a fourth and eight.
Marshall Academy secured the win with two touchdowns in the third quarter. Ferrell dashed 39 yards for a score and Murphy added the two-point conversion.
Later in the quarter, Aaron McAlexander picked off his second pass of the night, returning this one to the TCPS 20-yard line. Murphy ran for the six points from there. The try-for-two failed.
Tupelo Christian scored with 1:50 remaining in the game.
On the night, Ferrell carried five times for 77 yards. He was five of seven passing for 69 yards.
Josh Mask also picked off a pass - his coming in the end zone to halt a Tupelo scoring attempt.
The Patriots host Lee (Clarksdale) this Thurday at 7 p.m.
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