Red Raiders defeat Bears 40-12

By Luke Brantley
Staff Writer

GUIN — The Marion County High School Red Raiders took down the Phillips High School Bears on Friday night, Sept. 24.
The Raiders kicked off to get their homecoming game underway. The Bears got close to midfield but had to punt before they could score.
The Raiders got the ball back on their own 28. Their first possession of the game got off to a rocky start with a false start and a dropped pass in the backfield, but the Raiders started to pick up speed.
Tye Madison gained 10 yards on a run, but after the lost yards, it wasn’t quite enough for a first down. Brodie Silas broke through to get the first down. Madison and Silas kept gaining yards until Silas crossed the goal line for the Raider’s first touchdown with 5:25 left in the first quarter.
The two-point attempt failed, but the Raiders were ahead 6-0. The Bears fumbled the kickoff return, and the Raiders recovered on the Bears’ 15 yard line. Madison made it into the end zone on second down, but a flag called him back. But on fourth and long, the Raiders scored again on a pass. Marion County couldn’t capitalize on the two-point conversion attempt, but they were ahead 12-0.
The Bears got back to their own 28, but a flag and a sack brought up second and 20.

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