Marion County Red Raiders tame Stallions

Marion county 26 Millport 14

By Luke Brantley
Staff Writer

MILLPORT — The Marion County High School Red Raiders traveled to Millport to play the South Lamar School Stallions on Friday night, Oct. 8. The Raiders came out on top, winning 26-14.
The first quarter ended with no points on the board for either team. Marion County was on the Stallions’ 42-yard line when the second quarter began.
Tye Madison ran a 42-yard touchdown in the Raiders’ first play of the quarter. The Raiders were unable to gain two more points but were still leading the Stallions 6-0.
Brodie Silas and Madison kept the ball moving on the Raiders’ next possession. A 20-yard gain from Madison put the Raiders at first and a goal from the eight-yard line. Two back-to-back four-yard runs from Silas took him over the goal line and into the endzone for another Marion County touchdown.
The Stallions were not able to respond before halftime.

At the beginning of the final quarter, the Raiders scored on an 11-yard run by Madison. Silas threw a pass to William Atkins, who caught it for two more points.  
The Raiders recovered an on-side kick and scored on a 75-yard touchdown run from Madison with seven minutes left in the game.
South Lamar picked up speed and started to scoring after that.
The Stallions closed in on the endzone about halfway through the fourth quarter, scoring with 6:10 left in the game. The extra point was good. They scored again with just under 30 seconds left in the game, with another good kick for the extra point.
But the 14 points weren’t enough to overcome the Raiders, who won the game 26-14.
Marion County plays at home against Hubbertville on Friday night, Oct. 15 at 7 p.m.

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