Marion County Red Raiders

Red Raiders suffer back to back losses

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
TUSCUMBIA — For the first time in the regular season, it’s back to back losses for the Marion County Red Raiders at Deshler.
Marion County came into the game with a 9-2 record after their loss against Midfield on Saturday, Dec. 17.
Marion County started the game well, scoring 21 points in the first quarter of the game to Deshler’s 16.
Deshler, however, was able to pull away from the Red Raiders quite quickly in the second half, scoring 27 to Marion County’s 15.

Marion County basketball roundup

Hamilton’s Kel Battle tries to shake his defender.

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
MARION COUNTY — The Marion County Red Raiders have continued their flying form this past week as they bumped their record up to 9-2 for the season.
After winning their game against Brilliant on Friday by an impressive scoreline of 71-13, the Red Raiders were held to a score below 70 for only the second time this season as they lost 78-62 against Midfield on Saturday.
The Red Raiders will play their next game against Deshler away from home tomorrow night.

RAIDERS WIN NAC

The 2022 Red Raider boys’ varsity team stands with their trophy. Left to right, back row: Assistant Coach Tyler Markham, Landon Morrow, Tye Madison, Jameson Webb and Kaison Bishop. Front row: Head Coach Casey Fox, Zach Lamoureux, Jake Smith, Brooks Junkin, Reese Harris, Dee Lipsey, Joe Aldridge and Assistant Coach Kyle Williams.

By Luke Brantley
Staff Writer
HUBBERTVILLE —  The Marion County Red Raiders boys’ and girls’ basketball teams won the Northwest Alabama Conference (NAC) tournament last week.
Marion County traveled to Berry on Thursday night, Dec. 8 for the first round. The Lady Raiders blew Berry away 87-10. The Raiders also won by a wide margin with a score of 86-29.
The Raiders’ top scorer against Berry was Joe Aldridge with 23 points, 11 assists and two blocks. Landon Morrow scored 18 points and recorded 13 rebounds, six steals and four blocks.

Red Raiders put two teams to the sword

Marion County’s Dee Lipsey runs down the court.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
GUIN — Marion County beat the Winfield Pirates after taking an early lead and keeping the pressure up the whole game on Thursday, Dec. 1
The score at the end of the game read 66-52, in favor of the home team.
Winfield stayed close but couldn’t put up enough points to overtake the Raiders.
The Pirates’ J.D. Boman was the top scorer for the Pirates with 15 points, five rebounds, one assist and one steal.

Marion County High drops in playoffs

Marion County Red Raider Joe Aldridge attempts a quarterback keeper with a squad of Tornadoes on the way. Shown on the far left is Gavin Williams (#65) and Cade Atkins (#4) on the far right.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
REFORM — The Marion County Red Raiders’ season came to an end in the third round of the state playoffs with a 40-14 loss to the Pickens County Tornadoes on Friday night, Nov. 18.
The Raiders received the opening kickoff and made a good return, but a pass on first down was intercepted. The Tornadoes started to pick up yards, and with 8:32 left in the first quarter, a Pickens County receiver caught a contested pass to score. The kick was low but good, and the Tornadoes led 7-0.

Red Raiders swept away by Pickens County Tornadoes

By Louis Mellini
Staff writer
PICKENS COUNTY — Marion County ended their regular season on a bit of a sour note with a loss to Pickens County away from home this past Thursday, Oct. 27.
Pickens County scored early in the game and didn’t let up, scoring a total of 51 points throughout the match up.
Marion County was able to respond with three touchdowns of their own in the game, but it was never enough to threaten Pickens County’s dominance offensively.
The match up ended with a scoreline of 51-21 in favor of the hosts, Pickens County.

Red Raiders tame Stallions 38-13 Friday

Marion County’s Landon Morrow (#6) stretches out as he’s being tackled to try to gain a few more yards.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
GUIN —  The Marion County Red Raiders defeated the South Lamar High School Stallions 38-13 on Friday, Oct. 14.
The Raiders scored twice in the first quarter. The first touchdown came from a successful pass to Landon Morrow with 3:18 remaining in the first quarter.

Red Raiders rout Colts 22-16 for homecoming

Marion County High School’s Dalyce Floyd (#8) catches a heavily contested pass as the buzzer sounds on the first half of the game.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
GUIN – The Marion County High School Red Raiders defeated the visiting Clements Colts on homecoming night, Friday, Sept. 30.
The Colts were the first to strike, scoring a touchdown on a long pass with 9:51 left in the first quarter. With the 2 point attempt, they were ahead 8-0.
The Raiders tried to catch up, and the Colts tried to increase their lead, but both defenses kept the score locked at 8-0 for the remainder of the quarter.