Red Raiders fall short against Lions

Marion County’s Deuce Belk breaks through a tackle as he heads toward the end zone during the Red Raiders’ game against the Hubbertville Lions. Also shown is Red Raider Grant Beckon (65).

GUIN - The Marion County Red Raiders lost a heartbreaker against the Lions of Hubbertville High School 34-32 on Friday, Oct. 4.
 The Red Raiders took the lead late in the second quarter, but 14 unanswered points from the Lions allowed them to regain control of the game and build a lead late in the fourth quarter.
The game started with the visiting Lions finding the board first. Starting their first drive of the game on the Raider 48, the Lions took advantage of the short field and quickly moved inside the 20. Two snaps later, Hubbertville Gage Key carried around the left end from 11 yards out for the score. The PAT was good, and the Lions had a 7-0 advantage with 9:14 left in the opening period.
Marion County answered the score with one of its own on its ensuing drive. Starting on the Hubbertville 35, the Red Raiders churned out tough yardage on the ground to break inside the Lion 20, down to the 14-yard line.


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