Thursday, September 8, 2011
Junior high Pats pound Kirk
The Marshall Academy junior high football team cruised to its first district win of the season Thursday night.
The Patriots built a 28-0 lead before Kirk put points on the board and went on to slam the Raiders 44-14.
MA improved to 2-0 overall and 1-0 in District 1-AA.
The Pats’ first touchdown came with 4:42 to go in the first quarter. Dakota Dailey threw to Tucker Fant for the 46-yard score. Devin McGreger ran for the two-point conversion.
Stephen Elgin recovered a fumble on the first play of Kirk’s next series.
Dailey dashed 25 yards for six more MA points. A try-for-two failed.
The Patriots were up 14-0 after one period.
Dailey later picked off a Kirk pass and returned it 30 yards. A few plays later he raced 51 yards around right end for a touchdown. The two-point attempt was again unsuccessful.
Marshall was up 20-0 at the half.
The Patriot defense held the Raiders on a fourth-down try early in the third quarter.
With 3:47 left in the quarter, McGreger scored on a 6-yard run. Dailey threw to Thomas Faulkenbery for two more points.
Kirk got on the board with 1:41 left in the third. Its try-for-two failed.
McGreger electrified the home crowd on the ensuing kickoff. He returned the ball 82 yards for a score. Hunter Barringer carried for the two-point conversion.
MA led 36-6 after three.
Kirk scored twice in the fourth – once with 7:45 remaining and again on the last play of the game.
Sandwiched in between was another Marshall touchdown. Barringer scored on a 1-yard plunge that was set up by Faulkenbery’s catch and long run. Dailey tossed to Fant for the two-pointer.
Leading tacklers for the Pats were Barringer with nine and Colt Lindsey with seven.
The junior high team’s next game is Tuesday, Sept. 15, at Carroll Academy.
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