Thursday, September 9, 2010
Junior high Patriots dominate West Memphis
The Marshall Academy junior high football team evened its early season mark at 1-1 Thursday with a 34-14 win over West Memphis Christian.
Quarterback Dakota Dailey rushed for four touchdowns and running back Brian Novarese scored the other.
MA took advantage of a West Memphis fumble and went ahead 6-0 in the first quarter. Dailey scored on an 18-yard keeper. A try-for-two failed.
Midway through the second period, the Black Knights coughed up the football again. The Patriots drove 32 yards for more points. Dailey scored on a 2-yard plunge and then he threw to Colt Lindsey for the conversion.
Marshall scored again late in the first half after Lindsey’s interception put the Pats in business at their own 43. Dailey and Tucker Fant hooked up on a couple of pass plays – one for 13 yards and the other for 32. On the last play of the second quarter, Dailey scored from 3 yards out. The try-for-two failed. It was 20-0 at the break.
MA padded its lead to start the second half. The big play was a Dailey toss to Lindsey, which gained 37 yards to the West Memphis 28. Dailey later ran for 4 yards and a touchdown and then found an open Thomas Faulkenbery for the two.
West Memphis got on the scoreboard late in the third. It was 28-8.
The Pats’ final points came with 7:12 remaining. Novarese found a hole and scored on a 9-yard carry. The try-for-two was not successful.
The Black Knights added a touchdown with nine seconds left.
The junior High Patriots go to Tunica Academy this Thursday, Sept. 9, for a 7 p.m. game.
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