Thursday, September 29, 2011
Jr. high Pats still unbeaten
The offenses were in high gear Thursday night.
The Marshall Academy junior high football team left Indianola Academy with an exciting 30-26 win over the Colonels. The Patriots raised their perfect record to 4-0 (3-0 in District 1-AA).
Dakota Dailey rushed for 232 yards and scored all four of Marshall’s touchdowns.
The teams swapped points throughout.
The Pats opened the game with a six-play drive. Dailey carried 13 yards for the touchdown. He threw to Thomas Faulkenbery for the two-point conversion.
Indianola answered with a three-play scoring drive but failed on the try-for-two.
MA took a 14-6 lead midway through the second quarter on a 12-play march. Dailey reached the end zone from 3 yards out. The two-point try was not successful.
The Colonels bounced right back to tie the game.
Then with 20 seconds to go in the first half, Dailey darted 10 yards for six points. Devin McGregor ran for the two. It was 22-14 at the intermission.
Indianola scored first to start the second half but was stopped on the try-for-two.
Marshall, late in the third quarter, faked a punt with Colt Lindsey picking up 13 yards and a first down. McGregor had a 22-yard run and Lindsey a 21-yard catch before Dailey scored on a 5-yard carry. Dailey also kept the ball for the two. The lead was 30-20.
Indianola responded with another score, failed on the two attempt and then recovered an onside kick near midfield.
The Colonels, trailing 30-26, drove to the MA 7-yard line where the Patriots’ Stephen Elgin recovered a fumble.
MA moved the ball to near midfield and could not convert on a fourth and three.
Indianola took over with 3:01 left in the game, and the MA defense rose to the occasion, stopping the Colonels on four downs.
The undefeated Patriots will host district foe North Delta Thursday night at 7.
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