Marion County Football

Red Raiders control Berry 54-27 Friday

BERRY — The Berry Wildcats welcomed the Marion County Red Raiders into Fred Webster Stadium for homecoming in a Region 5 matchup Friday, Sept. 22. The two teams traded scores, exchanging touchdowns for the entire first half. The second half looked like it would be more of the same, but mistakes by Berry on special teams allowed the Red Raiders to take control in the second half and take the 54-27 victory.

Marion County advances to second round of playoffs

Landon Morrow catches a pass and runs to the end zone followed by Ragland players.

By P.J. Gossett
General Manager
RAGLAND — The Marion County Red Raiders succeeded in stopping the Ragland Purple Devils from continuing on to the playoffs Friday, Nov. 4. Marion County played a strong game, ending it with a score of 59-22 and is the only one from the county going to the second round of playoffs. They will take on Valley Head this Friday in Guin.

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.

Marion County falls to Fayette by score of 59-28

Red Raider Cade Atkins runs past a Fayette County Tiger. Also shown for Marion County are Tye Madison (#7) and Sam Williams (#54).

By Dean Maddox
Editor, The Times-Record
FAYETTE — Marion County put up a gallant battle against Fayette before falling to the Tigers by the score of 59-28 Friday, Sept. 23.
The kickoff to Marion County was mishandled and recovered by the Tigers’ Logan Taylor on the Red Raiders’ three-yard line. On the first play from scrimmage, Charles Grant ran for a Fayette touchdown. Quarterback Blake Johnson ran for the two-point conversion and after only 14 seconds had elapsed off of the game clock, the Tigers led 8-0.

Marion County shuts out Holy Spirit

Red Raider Cade Atkins, top photo, and Dee Lipsey, bottom photo, veer away from Saints as they near the end zone.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
GUIN — The Marion County High School Red Raiders defeated the Holy Spirit Catholic High School Saints 52-0 on Thursday night, Sept. 8.
The Raiders kicked off the game and quickly regained possession of the ball within their own 30-yard line. A long reception from Dee Lipsey took the Raiders all the way down to the Saints’ 18-yard line.

Marion County shuts out Brilliant 62-0

Brilliant’s Kason Pool (#20) sees the approaching Red Raiders as he returns a kickoff during the first quarter.

By Luke Brantley
Staff writer
BRILLIANT — The Marion County Red Raiders shut down the Brilliant Tigers 62-0 on Thursday night, Sept. 1.
The Tigers kicked off, and within the opening 25 seconds of the game, the Raiders were ahead 6-0 with a touchdown run by Cade Atkins and a blocked extra point kick.