If it hadn’t been for two quarters of being outscored Thursday night, the Marietta Indians might have had a different result against Comanche in their district opener.

If it hadn’t been for two quarters of being outscored Thursday night, the Marietta Indians might have had a different result against Comanche in their district opener.

Marietta was outscored in the second and third quarters, eventually leading to a 21-19 defeat at McClain Stadium.

Things appeared to be going in favor of Marietta in the first quarter when Garrett Morgan connected with Carlos Whibbey for a five-yard touchdown pass before Javier Serrano added the extra point to make it 7-0.

In the second quarter Comanche got a passing touchdown and appeared to be in line for tying the game at 7-7.

However, Kile Ing managed to block the extra point and keep Marietta in front going into the halftime break at 7-6. 

But, Comanche was able to finally take the lead in the third quarter with a touchdown and a two-point conversion to make it 14-7.

Midway through the fourth quarter, Marietta was back in the game with an 11 yard rushing touchdown from Coleby Ing to make it 14-13.

Unfortunately, the ensuing two-point conversion try failed, which left Marietta down by one.

Comanche managed to get a fumble recovery for a touchdown, which put the deficit at 21-13 after the successful two-point conversion.

Zack Spanglo appeared to have Marietta on the verge of a late comeback when he dashed 65-yards for the touchdown, but the two-point conversion failed, giving Comanche the victory in the process. 

Spanglo finished the game with 21 carries for 178 yards, with Coleby Ing totaling seven carries for 38 yards.

Marietta is back in action at 7:30 p.m. Friday night against the Dickson Comets at Comet Field.