Outlaws Make History with 10-0 Record
The Marlow Outlaws once again made Marlow High School football history on Friday by being the first team ever to have a 10-0 record at the end of the regular season. The win over the Tishomingo Indians came as no surprise after the Outlaws took the District title over Frederick in the previous week.
Head Coach Matt Weber said that the team was happy to have the title and the record, but were focusing on this week’s first-round playoff game at home against Purcell.
“We are excited and trying to slow down to appreciate the accomplishment of being 10-0,” Weber said. “It’s hard to do, because the next opponent is right there. Purcell will bring a very good football team to town on Friday. They are well-coached with good players, which is a scary combination.”
After three first-half touchdowns by Junior Marroquin and two by Cole Hayes, the Outlaws took advantage of the substantial 44-0 lead over Tishomingo at the half as well as the deep bench on Friday in order to give some lesser-used players some valuable time on the field. Over 80 Outlaws were suited up on the sideline against the Indians.
Four different quarterbacks took the field for Marlow in the game, with Jace Gilbert perfect again. Gilbert completed four passes for 74 yards. His brother Cade Gilbert exceeded that, throwing 2 for 2 for 76 yards including a 63-yard touchdown pass to Avrey Payne in the second quarter.
The Outlaws also benefited from a safety with just seconds left in the first half. The defense also forced four turnovers.
The third quarter saw junior Talon Sullivant score on a 45-yard run, after which Will Bergner stepped in to kick the extra point.
Sophomore King Harrison also scored, this time midway through the fourth quarter on a 29-yard run.
Marlow will host the Purcell Dragons this Friday, November 12 at Outlaw Stadium. Kickoff is at 7pm. Weber said that the team is working one practice at a time to prepare for the playoffs.
“We have accomplished a couple of our pre-season goals of being District champs and making the playoffs,” Weber said. “It’s nice that we put ourselves in a position to play in front of our home crowd. Our football team will continue to focus through the week on fundamentals and I have no doubt we will practice well in preparation for Friday night.”
Marlow: Jace Gilbert 4/4 for 74 yards; Cade Gilbert 2/2 for 76 yards, 1 TD; Kagan Mahaffey 1/3 for 1 yard; Blayd Harris 1/1 for 5 yards
Tishomingo: Tyson Barrett 5/11 for 75 yards, 2 INT; Kegan Lefevers 9/14 for 204 yards, 3 TD
Marlow: Jace Gilbert 1 for 12 yards; Julian Marroquin 2 for 20 yards, 3 TD; Cole Hayes 4 for 64, 2 TD; Logan woods 1 for 5 yards; Brian Zhang 2 for 18 yards; Clayton Robinson 2 for 1 yard; King Harrison 2 for 38 yards, 1 TD; Talon Sullivant 1 for 45 yards, 1 TD; Kagan Mahaffey 3 for 61 yards; Blayd Harris 1 for -2 yards
Tishomingo: Tyson Barrett 4 for 3 yards; Colby Gray 12 for 40 yards; Cruiz Martinez 5 for 33 yards; Terry Spurgeon 4 for 3 yards; Kegan Lafevers 2 for 9 yards
Marlow: Will Bergner 1 for 13 yards; Avrey Paye 4 for 127 yards, 1 TD; Barron Gage 1 for 1 yard; Adlee Ellsworth 1 for 10 yards; Jacob Crowon 1 for 5 yards
Tishomingo: Terry Spurgeon 1 for 41 yards; Jayden Standifer 2 for 46 yards; Kegan Lafevers 2 for 22 yards; Justin Parham 2 for 18 yards; Tyson barrett 4 for 96 yards, 2 TD; Nick Strouse 3 for 56 yards, 1 TD
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