By Louis Mellini
MILLPORT — The Marion County Red Raiders now sit at an even 4-4 record following their loss to the South Lamar Stallions on Friday night in Millport.
The Red Raiders, who came into the game having beaten 0-8 Sumiton Christian, were looking for back to back wins in order to improve their record.
The night, however, did not go as planned as they struggled to contain the home side, letting up 48 points and scoring only 15 for themselves.
Marion County will face Hubbertville at home this Friday night in hopes of getting their record back to being positive for the season.
Both sides seem rather equally matched if their record is anything to go by, as they both have a record of 4-4.
This will be the penultimate game of the regular season for the Red Raiders as they face Pickens County at home in the last game of the season in two weeks’ time.
While sitting in fifth in the standings, Marion County still has a chance to make the playoffs with a big win against Hubbertville, which would put them firmly in the driver’s seat in fourth place.
The Raiders’ offense made 30 rushes for 102 yards with one touchdown and five fumbles.
The offense also went 9-of-18 in passing for 142 yards with one touchdown and one interception.
The leading rusher was Desmond Smith with eight rushes for 50 yards and a touchdown.
The leading passer was Joe Aldridge who went 8-of-15 for 79 yards. Tye Madison was 1-of-3 for 63 yards and a touchdown, along with one interception.
Joe Aldridge completed one reception for 63 yards and a touchdown, and Dalyce Floyd caught four receptions for 35 yards.
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