Thursday, September 2, 2010
Marshall junior high loses to Chiefs
The Marshall Academy junior high football squad showed some spunk in the second half against Magnolia Heights.
The Patriots fell behind 21-0 in the first quarter and 26-0 at the half before losing the season opener 42-8.
MA moved the ball better in the last two quarters and also picked up the intensity on defense.
After falling behind 34-0 midway through the third quarter, the Patriots had some success through the air. Quarterback Dakota Dailey threw a bullet to Colt Lindsey, who made the catch for a 30-yard gain. In the same drive, Dailey and Lindsey hooked up again for a first down to the Chiefs’ 21-yard line.
But then MA faced a fourth and 10 and couldn’t convert. After forcing a Magnolia Heights punt, the Patriots put together a drive and got on the scoreboard at the 5:25 mark of the fourth. Dailey raced 29 yards for the touchdown and then threw to Lindsey for the two-point conversion.
The Chiefs added a late score.
The Marshall junior high team hosts West Memphis Christian this Thursday at 7 p.m. at Patriot Field.
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