Thursday, October 14, 2010
MA jr. high loses at Indianola
The Marshall Academy junior high Patriots dominated the time of possession Thursday at Indianola Academy but not the scoreboard.
The Colonels ran just seven plays in the first half and led 24-8. They cruised to the 46-14 win.
It was the final game of the season for MA, which finished 3-4.
The Colonels, taking over after a Marshall punt, scored on first down with 6:08 to go in the first quarter. The 44-yard run and the two-point conversion put them up 8-0.
The Patriots, led by their offensive line and the running of Brian Novarese, kept the ball for 10 plays before turning it over on downs.
This time it took Indianola three plays to score. The running back fumbled but picked up his own fumble and raced 49 yards for the touchdown. The home team added the two with 7:45 left in the second quarter.
Marshall’s next drive lasted 16 plays but ended on the Indianola 15.
It took the Colonels just one play to score more points. A 75-yard run, plus the two, made it 24-0 with 36 seconds left in the first half.
But 18 seconds later, the Patriots broke the ice. Quarterback Dakota Dailey sprinted 55 yards for six points and also added the two. At the half, MA trailed by 16.
The Colonels increased their lead to 40-8 in the third quarter, thanks to 59-yard and 48-yard touchdown runs plus back-to-back two-point conversions.
Dailey scored on a 52-yard carry late in the third for MA. The try-for-two failed.
Indianola then had its longest drive of the night – six plays. The touchdown came on a 20-yard run, and the try-for-two was not successful.
For Marshall, Dailey carried eight times for 127 yards and Novarese 15 times for 72 yards. Colt Lindsey had three catches for 20 yards. Dailey led the team in tackles with seven.
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