The Marlow Outlaws bounced back from two straight losses with a big Class 3A-1 road victory in Oklahoma City over Mount St. Mary, 27-13 at Father Kenneth Fulton Field last Friday night.
The Outlaws’ defense found its swagger again, shutting down the Rockets’ option game for most of the contest. Marlow’s offense showed some signs of life, improving on the past two weeks performances against Sulphur and Jones to keep the Outlaws in front the whole game.
“I’m real pleased with the defense,” Marlow coach Rob Renshaw said. “Our job was to take away the fullback and we did that. The quarterback was an option too, and I thought we did a good job of containing him. He got loose a couple of times, but for the most part the defense held him. Our offense has got a lot of getting better to do.
“We didn’t think they could throw that well and they couldn’t and our defense took advantage of it.”
The defense did a good job of containing the Rockets’ option attack, very seldom allowing them to get outside.
“Our defensive ends did a heck of a job,” Renshaw said. “I thought Beau Meshell played a great game and Hector Bullock. We got safety support coming up, and I thought they did a heck of a job all the way around.”
The victory improved Marlow’s overall record to 3-2, and more importantly improved its district record to 1-1, while Mount St. Mary dropped to 2-3 overall and 0-2 in district play.
“It was a huge win,” Renshaw said. “If you want to make it to the playoffs, you can’t start 0-2. We were 0-1 and they were 0-1, and we just did what we needed to do.”
Marlow junior running back Trey Coffman paced the Marlow offense with three rushing touchdowns of 3, 15, and 32 yards. Coffman finished with 149 yards on 28 carries. Marlow has won every game where he has gone over 100 yards.
The defense set up the offense early when cornerback Nick Yates picked off a Mikee Anthony pass around his own 40-yard line and returned it to the Mount St. Mary 4.
Three plays netted zero yards, but on fourth-and-goal, Marlow quarterback Wakley Bergner found Bullock in the back of the endzone for the score. It was Bullock’s first game of the season after the sophomore set out the first four games due to an injury.
Anthony Green kicked the extra point to make the score 7-0 with 8:29 left in the quarter.
Two possessions later following a fumbled punt return, the Outlaws were set up again at the Rockets’ 25-yard line. Running back Trey Coffman ripped off a 19-yard game, and two plays later took it the rest of the way from five yards out.
Green’s kick made it 14-0 with 2:52 still to go in the first quarter.
Marlow’s third score of the half came in the second quarter when the Outlaws stopped a fake punt attempt and gave the offense the ball at the Mount St. Mary 26-yard line. Coffman would cap off the six-play drive with a 15-yard run. He ran up the middle untouched as his linemen cleared the way for him.
Mount St. Mary got its offense going on its next possession as it drove 51 yards in 12 plays with Anthony taking the ball in from three yards out with 2:58 to go to cut the lead to 20-6.
After a scoreless third quarter, the Outlaws put the game away in the fourth in what would be their longest scoring drive of the night, but it wouldn’t take long. On the first play from the Rockets’ 32, Coffman found a hole on the right side and sprinted into the endzone.
Green’s point after made the score 27-6 with 7:03 left in the game.
Mount St. Mary would add another score on the ensuing drive with Anthony capping off the eight-play drive with a four-yard run with 4:23 to go.
Marlow: T. Coffman, 28-149, 3 TDs; W. Coast, 1-7; W. Bergner,, 5-(-17), K.. Richardson 1-(-3); N. Yates, 1-0; B. O’Dell, 1-(-2,) B. Meshell, 1-(-9).
MSM: M. Anthony, 28-84, 2TD; J. Mollman, 4-9; C. Adney, 4-21; H. Baker, 3-8; M. Davis, 2-(-3).
Marlow: T. Coffman 1-2; K. Richardson, 1-11, H. Bullock, 1-3, TD
MSM: C. Adney, 1-25; M. Davis, 1-2; H. Baker, 1-17
Marlow: W. Bergner, 3-6-1, TD
MSM: M. Anthony, 3-9-2
Early surge propels Outlaws to victory
Posted in: Sports
By Todd Brooks
Oct 4, 2012 - 8:34:06 AM
By Todd Brooks
Oct 4, 2012 - 8:34:06 AM