HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL PLAYOFFS: Turnovers, large plays assistance Marion …
November 8, 2014 - garden totes
SPRING GARDEN – Marion County football manager Brandon Wilcox pronounced his group put an importance on winning a turnover a conflict during use this week.
The Red Raiders won that conflict Friday night during Spring Garden, and they also won a war.
Three first-half turnovers by a Panthers led to dual Red Raider touchdowns in their 48-19 Class 1A first-round playoff victory, spoiling Spring Garden’s bid to win their first-ever home postseason game.
“That’s something we haven’t been doing lately, holding advantage of a turnover game, though tonight a kids did that,” Wilcox said. “You could see them out there ripping for a turn and fighting for it. we suspicion that played a vital purpose in a game.”
Marion County (6-5) advances to subsequent Friday’s second round, where it will horde undefeated Donoho (11-0). Spring Garden’s deteriorate ends during 7-4.
“They’ve got a good football team,” Spring Garden football manager Jason Howard pronounced of Marion County. “I suspicion we did good defensively in a initial half being in position to do things, though they only done plays. The fail and onside flog on back-to-back security harm us after we got a stop (in a second quarter). We incited a turn over and they scored to make it 21-6, and afterwards we gave adult a onside flog after that. That right there was a pitch point. We had a small movement going adult to that point. That was critical.”
Another vicious aspect in a diversion was Marion County comparison quarterback Aaron Pollard. He finished 10-of-16 pass attempts for 264 yards and 4 touchdowns. He also rushed for another score.
“He had a large game,” Wilcox said. “They were loading a box adult on us, creation it unequivocally tough on us to run. With what they were giving us, we had to chuck a ball, and we did a flattering good pursuit with that tonight.”
Pollard got a Red Raiders going on only their third descent play of a game. He connected with eighth-grade receiver Robert Pyron on a 59-yard touchdown pass. Pyron combined a additional indicate to give Marion County a 7-0 lead.
Spring Garden looked as if it would tie a diversion on a initial possession, pushing down to a Marion County 26-yard line, though on a third-and-9, sophomore quarterback Ben Ivey was picked off by Jared Wallace to kill a drive.
Five plays later, Pollard tossed his second touchdown pass of a game. This one went for 46 yards to comparison receiver Joseph Wallace, and it gave a Red Raiders a 14-0 advantage with 4:46 to go in a initial quarter.
The Panthers countered with a 12-play, 54-yard expostulate for their initial measure of a game, with a finish outcome a 1-yard touchdown run by Ivey. Sophomore Kaitlyn Rogers couldn’t bond on a additional point, gripping a measure a 14-6 with 10:46 remaining in a initial half.
As Howard said, a Panther invulnerability came adult with a stop on a Red Raiders’ subsequent possession, though a fail by sophomore using behind Dakota Lambert was recovered during a Panther 16-yard line by Marion County’s Toby Porter.
Three plays later, comparison Jared Wallace scored on a 3-yard run, putting Marion County on tip 21-6 with 6:03 left in a second quarter.
The Red Raiders’ Jacob Sanders recovered a indirect on-side kick, giving Marion County a turn during a Panther 47. Seven plays later, Pollard pranced into a finish section from a yard away, putting Marion County out in front 28-6 during halftime.
The Red Raiders combined dual some-more touchdowns in a third entertain – both by Jared Wallace. He held a 28-yard touchdown pass from Pollard and scored on a 38-yard punt return.
Following a punt lapse for a score, comparison using behind Kyle Reece capped an 11-play, 57-yard expostulate by a Panthers with an 11-yard touchdown run. Rogers’ additional indicate was blocked by Sanders, gripping a measure during 41-12 Red Raiders during a finish of a third quarter.
Pollard upheld for a Red Raiders’ final touchdown on a 50-yard strike to Jared Wallace with 9:32 left in a game. Panther comparison fullback Matt Mullinax accounted for a game’s final measure on a 1-yard run with 3:05 left to tip a 12-play, 53-yard drive.
Sophomore fullback Quintin Downey led a Panthers with 73 yards on 19 carries. Lambert combined 58 yards on 16 totes.
Howard pronounced he was unapproachable of what a Panthers achieved this season. Friday night noted only a ninth playoff diversion in a Panthers’ football story and their initial given 2012.
“They flipped a deteriorate from being 3-7 (in 2013) to going 7-4,” he said. “I felt like all in all, from tip to bottom, a whole group did genuine good on a things we asked them to do. They put in a time in a offseason. They done some vital accomplishments that other groups haven’t been means to make.
“There’s still a whole lot of kids with jerseys still on (for subsequent season). We’ve got a lot of 10th graders and juniors entrance back. We’ve got a good nucleus. There’s going to be some holes to fill, and we’ve got to find some spots, though once we find some people to fill in those spots, we’ll get this thing rolling again.”