Before the season started, first-year coach Rob Renshaw said his team’s goal was to reach the state playoffs, something the Outlaws had not done since 2007.
The Outlaws obtained the goal they set for themselves, but their time in the postseason did not last as long as they had hoped, falling to Seminole in the first round by a 59-7 score.
“We are real proud that we made the playoffs and looking forward to next year,” Renshaw said. “It was a place for us to start and where we need to get to. There is a lot of things to build upon, a lot of positives, we are going to try and get better and better every day.”
The Chieftans overpowered Marlow, scoring on every possession in the first half except twice when they fumbled away scoring opportunities.
Things started out well for Marlow. Seminole had taken the opening kickoff and drove it from their own 16 to the Marlow 4, but a Trenton Newson fumble turned the ball over to the Outlaws.
On the first play, Marlow quarterback Wakley Bergner hit receiver Kelby Richardson for a 34-yard gain, but the drive stalled and the Outlaws were forced to punt.
Bergner, a senior playing in his last game as an Outlaw, had a solid performance going 13-of-24 for 116 yards with an interception.
The game belonged to Seminole from that point on.
The Chieftans went on to score twice in the first quarter, a 28-yard run by Papi White and a 5-yard run by Newson.
Seminole kept the momentum going in the second quarter, scoring 29 points. Two on runs, another on a pass, and a fourth on a 70-yard punt return by White as the Chieftans went on to take a 45-0 halftime lead.
By the time the third quarter rolled around, both teams had started substituting players and the scoring slowed with Seminole scoring on a 1-yard run by Kasey Quillin to push the lead to 51-0.
Marlow would finally get some momentum going in the fourth quarter and prevented the shutout when Michael McGrew scored on a 10-yard run with Braedan O’Dell kicking the extra point.
Quillin put the final score on the board with 51 second let on a 4-yard run. The two-point conversion made the score 59-7.
Seminole outgained Marlow 474 to 156 in total yards. Marlow had 116 yards through the air and 40 on the ground.
The Outlaws did win the turnover battle, surrendering the ball twice (one fumble, one interception), while the Chieftans had three fumbles.
Marlow was just 1-of-11 in third down conversions, while Seminole was 5-of-7.
There were only a total of three penalties in the game with Marlow having one for 10 yards, and Seminole having two for 20 yards.
Marlow had a total of nine first downs, while Seminole had 21.
The Outlaws finish 4-7 on the season, while Seminole improved to 10-0.
Marlow – Dominic Brisco 10-33; Michael McGrew, 2-12, TD; Kelby Richardson, 3-8; Kagan Blackburn, 6-3; Nick Yates 4-(-4); Wakley Bergner, 8-(-12)
Seminole – Trenton Neweson, 18-168, 2TD; Papi White, 9-82, 2TD; Jayce Cravens, 7-51; Doc Harvey, 2-19; DakotaLindley, 5-18; Tanner Knox, 4-12; Kasey Quillin, 4-6, 2TD; Seth Lozier, 4-12
Marlow – Kelby Richardson, 4-44; Nick Yates, 2-19; Michael McGrew, 1-18; Tanner Brittain, 1-14; Jackson Huddleston, 2-12; Rylan Skinner, 2-11; Kagan Blackburn, 1-(-2)
Seminole – Xavier Freeman, 1-50; Kaden Wislon, 1-39; Kade Davis, 1—25; D’shaun Martin, 1-6
Marlow – Wakley Bergner, 13-24-1, 116 yards
Seminole – Doc Harvey, 4-7-0, 120 yards, TD
Marlow football season comes to end
Posted in: Sports
By Todd Brooks
Nov 15, 2012 - 9:01:02 AM
Nov 15, 2012 - 9:01:02 AM
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