Blanchard spoils Marlow homecoming

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By Todd Brooks
Oct 11, 2012 - 8:56:06 AM

LET ME LOOSEThe Marlow Outlaws stood toe-to-toe with the fifth-ranked team in Class 3A for one quarter, but couldn’t muster the offense they needed and fell to unbeaten district foe Blanchard.
For the second time in three weeks, the Outlaws ended up on the wrong end of shutout, falling by a 26-0 score to the visiting Lions, who crashed Marlow’s homecoming party.
The Outlaws won the time of possession (26:14 to 21:46) and turnover (one to two) battles, but the Lions tallied 473 yards of total offense compared to Marlow’s 143.
Blanchard scored twice in the second quarter and once each in the third and fourth quarters.
“I thought the defense played very hard,” Marlow coach Rob Renshaw said. “They only gave up one big play and we were only down 14-0 at the half. We got inside their 20-yard line a couple of times and fell apart.
“As athletic as those guys (Blanchard) are, we are the only ones to hold them under 30 points. They’re good, and they’re solid at wide receiver and running back, so the defense did a heck of a job.”
Marlow made a few trips into Blanchard territory on the night, but never managed to find the end zone. The closest the Outlaws came on the night was the Lions’ 10-yard line early in the fourth quarter, but the Outlaws would turn the ball over on downs.
The Lions keyed on Outlaw junior running back Trey Coffman. Coffman ripped off a 12-yard run on his first carry of the night, but that would be his longest run of the night. The Lions held Coffman to 39 yards on 22 carries.
“We’ve got to get better offensively,” Renshaw said. “It’s not just one guy making mistakes, it’s a different guy every time missing a block. We haven’t got all 11 guys going at the same time.”

Marlow did put in a new wrinkle in its offense with running back Dominic Brisco. Brisco, presented a different style than Coffman’s straight ahead freight train style of running. The senior proved to be a little more elusive with his shifty running style. He had 12 carries for 31 yards.
“He’s got some catching up to do,” Renshaw said. “He does bring a little more speed to our offense.”
Marlow quarterback Wakley Bergner had a solid outing when he was not being harassed by Blanchard defenders. The senior was 8-of-12 for 90 yards with no interceptions.
The only turnover for Marlow occurred when the Outlaws where picked off when they tried a halfback pass by Coffman.
Blanchard’s Braden Stringer deep the most damage with yards rushing with 158 yards on 12 carries, but it was Stephen Davis who did the most damage for the Lions, scoring three of his team’s four touchdowns.
Davis opened scoring with a 15-yard run in the second quarter. The kick made the score 7-0 with 8:24 left in the half. Less than two minutes later following a Marlow punt, quarterback Brock Lamie connected with receiver Kyle Self on the first play for a 62-yard catch and run touchdown. The kick would make the score 14-0 at the half.
Davis would add a nine-yard run in the third quarter and a 18-yard run in the fourth to end the scoring for the game. He finished with 84 yards on seven carries.
The Outlaws will travel to play top-ranked Tuttle this week in another District 3A-1 matchup.

Rushing:
Marlow
– Trey Coffman, 22-39; Beau Meshell, 1-2; Wakley Bergner, 7 –(-19), Dominic Brisco , 12-31
Blanchard – Brandon Stringer, 12-158; Stephen Davis, 7-84, 3 TD; Zach Hill, 2-21; Kyle Self, 2-3

Receiving:
Marlow
– Kelby Richardson, 1-35;  Rylan Skinner, 1-8; Jackson Huddleston, 3-28; Beau Meshell, 3-19
Blanchard – Zach Hill, 8-67; Tanner Foster, 5-31; Braden Stringer, 1-4; Stephan Davis, 1-12; Braden Bush, 1-12; Kyle Self, 3-76, TD

Passing:
Marlow
– Wakley Bergner, 8-12-0, 90; Trey Coffman, 0-1-1 0
Blanchard – Brock Lamie, 20-27-1, TD