Tatum leads Marietta in comeback over Elmore City-Pernell
MADILL — An outstanding defensive effort from Kingston helped the Redskins turn back the clock in the Marshall County Super Bowl.
Kingston kept Madill’s offense from the end zone in a 16-7 upset victory Friday at Alumni Field. Kingston came close in a 17-16 loss to Dickson in Week 1, but the Redskins affirmed their improvement with a near shutout of Madill on the road.
The only score for Madill came on an interception return by Gereall Jordan. No offensive statistics were reported.
Marietta 28, Elmore City-Pernell 24
MARIETTA — Tyler Tatum hauled in an 85-yard touchdown reception from freshman Chris Campos with 1:30 left in the fourth quarter to complete Marietta’s stunning comeback against Elmore City-Pernell.
Elmore City-Pernell led 18-7 after halftime and 24-14 with about 5:40 left in the game. That’s when Marietta’s comeback kicked into full gear.
The Indians blocked a punt with 5 minutes remaining, and Luis Barrientos scooped up the block and returned it 20 yards to close the gap to 24-21.
Tatum added an 80-yard TD reception and Roberto Andrade had a 48-yard touchdown run for Marietta. Tatum finished with three receptions for 195 yards.
The win pushed Marietta to 2-0, even with the Indians committing five turnovers. Marietta hosts Class A No. 2 Ringling on Friday.
“It was amazing all the adversity that they overcame that night,” Marietta coach Matt Suffal said.
Dickson 26, Bethel 19
BETHEL — Chris Bamburg ran for three touchdowns and Dickson continued its success in non-district play with strong first half against Bethel on the road.
Bamburg finished with 183 yards on 19 carries and Chanler Towler had 67 yards on four carries, including a 55-yard touchdown run for the Comets in the first half.
Dickson jumped out to a 26-0 lead in the first half and led 26-6 at halftime. Bamburg had TD runs of 12, 25 and 33 yards before halftime.
“We came out and played very well the first half on both sides of the ball,” Dickson coach Jeremy Reed said. “The defense did a great job of containing a really good quarterback from Bethel.
“In the second half, we made some foolish penalties and didn’t take advantage of opportunities.”
Bethel shut Dickson out after the break, but the Comets still were able to improve to 2-0 ahead of their matchup with Tishomingo in Week 3.
Towler added an interception on defense, and Dickson won the turnover battle 2-0. Dickson rushed for 323 yards and outgained Bethel 349-273 in total offense.
Lone Grove 62, Tishomingo 13
LONE GROVE — Sophomore running back Jeremy Lewis rushed for a career-best 214 yards and four touchdowns, and Lone Grove was able to get its high-tempo offense running in a big win over Tishomingo.
The Longhorns (1-1) were effective in the passing game as well, as sophomore Grant Harmon was an efficient 6-of-8 for 129 yards and two touchdowns. Harmon added 78 yards and a score on the ground, part of a 398-yard rushing day for Lone Grove.
Tanner Vernon paced Lone Grove’s receivers with four catches for 111 yards and two touchdowns. Marshal Zabonik and Garrett Lemons each had a rushing TD and Chaz McGuire added 66 yards on eight carries.
The Longhorns led 34-7 at halftime behind a stout defensive effort. Nathan Meek led Lone Grove with 10 tackles and O’Shay Harris broke up four passes in the secondary. Terry Rowe forced and recovered a fumble for Lone Grove, which hosts Frederick this week.
Tishomingo (0-2) will host Dickson (2-0) in non-district play.
Healdton 40, Snyder 0
HEALDTON — The Healdton Bulldogs picked up their first win of the season with a 40-0 victory over Snyder Cyclones at Horton Field.
Running back Chaz Carr had 80 rushing yards on 16 carries with three touchdowns. He had a fourth touchdown on a 45-yard pass from quarterback Colton Dunn. Carr finished with 135 total yards of offense.
Healdton (1-1) took a 14-0 lead in the first quarter on a 5-yard scoring run by Carr and a 3-yard touchdown run by Tyler Shaw. The Bulldogs put the game away in the second when they scored four touchdowns.
The 45-yard pass from Dunn to Carr gave Healdton 20-0 lead. Carr then scored on runs of 10 and 30 yards. Dunn ran it in from 13 yards out for the final score.
Reserves played most of the second half for the Bulldogs and held the Cyclones scoreless.
Healdton travels to Class A No. 5 Wynnewood this Friday.
Wilson 14, Caddo 13, OT
CADDO — The youthful Wilson Eagles traveled to Caddo and came away with a thrilling 14-13 victory over the Bruins in a game that went into overtime.
Wilson (1-1) grabbed the lead in the second quarter on a 12-yard touchdown run by quarterback Lane McClennahan, and Bryce Willis’ PAT made it 7-0. But Caddo knotted the game in the fourth with a touchdown of its own with less than a minute to go.
The Eagles had the first offensive possession in the extra frame. McClennahan hit Kyler Hunziker with a 6-yard scoring pass, and with the PAT by Willis, Wilson had a 14-7 lead.
The Bruins managed to score on their possession, but an all-out rush by the Eagle defenders resulted in a failed extra point try for Caddo.
Austin Schiralli was the workhorse for the Eagles with 29 carries for 122 yards. Defensively, Wilson recorded 17 sacks against the Bruins.
Wilson heads to Kingston this Friday.
Fox 53, Geary 8
FOX — A 54-yard interception return touchdown by Kamriq Buycks with the accompanying PAT put the finishing touches on a 53-8 victory by the Foxes over Geary in a game played at the Fox Den.
The gamed ended early in the third by the 45-point mercy rule.
The Foxes (2-0, ranked No. 4 in Class B, used the big play to make short work of the Bison. Their first score came on a 67-yard run by running back Frank Davidson. Quarterback Taylor Townsend made a big defensive play by taking a Geary punt back 75 yards for a touchdown.
A 3-yard scoring run by Townsend and a 9-yarder by Davidson had the Foxes up by four touchdowns. In the second quarter, Townsend scored on a 37-yard run, and Kenny Perkins also ran it in from 37 yards out to put Fox up 45-8 at intermission.
Davidson had six carries for 100 yards and two touchdowns.
Thackerville 46, Ryan 0
THACKERVILLE — The Thackerville Wildcats made short work of a game expected to be a barn burner between two highly ranked teams in Class C.
With two minutes left in the third period, backup quarterback, Justice Buckaloo, hit Ethan Hale with a 16-yard touchdown pass to give the Wildcats a 46-0 lead. The game ended at that point by the mercy rule.
Thackerville (2-0) entered the game ranked No. 6, and the Cowboys were ranked No. 5. But the Wildcats put this one away quickly with 24 points in the first quarter and 16 in the second to go up 40-0 at intermission.
Jesse Maldonado had nine carries for 148 yards and five touchdowns to pace the Wildcats. First-team quarterback Tanner McCage had 46 yards on six carries and was 4-of-8 passing, including a 19-yard scoring toss to Jared Buckaloo.
Ryan had just 159 total yards, all of which were on the ground.
The Wildcats have are idle this week and will host Maud on Sept. 27.