DRAFFENVILLE -- Friday evening was a perfect night for football, but the Marshals were paired with the 2018 6A District One runner-up Henderson County, which left the fans with a 42-7 loss on Jim Shelton Field.
The Marshals struggled from the beginning to slow the Henderson County Colonels. The battle would prove to be fierce as Henderson County pulled off 391 offensive yards while holding the Marshals to 112, beginning with a first possession touchdown in the first four minutes of the game.
By the second half, the Colonels had outscored the Marshals 35-0.
Marshall had started the game a key player down with Ty Buchmeier out another week with an injury.
Injury affected the team the second half, as well.
They started the second half without Luke Wyatt, who took a significant hit during the first half of game play.
The Marshals continued to push on despite the defeat. They held Henderson County to only one touchdown the remainder of the game.
With 5:59 left in the game, Smothers caught an interception on the Marshall County nine-yard line and ran for 31 yards. Marshall County used the next four minutes to advance the ball down the field to the one-yard line. With first and one, Cody Sorrells flipped over the offensive line into the end zone for the only Marshall County touchdown.
THIS WEEK: This week, the Marshals have an opportunity to rest, heal and prepare for the upcoming match at home with Apollo on October 18.
MARSHALL COUNTY 7, HENDERSON COUNTY 42
Marshall County 0 0 0 7 - 7
Henderson Co. 13 22 7 0 - 42
HC: Logan Green 2-yard run (kick failed), 6-0, 8:04, 1st
HC: Logan Green 30-yard run (kick good), 13-0, 5:33, 1st
HC: Layton Fletcher 3-yard run (kick good), 20-0, 11:57, 2nd
HC: Sam Elliot 38-yard touchdown pass to Edmund Brooks (kick good), 27-0, 7:21, 2nd
HC: Isaiah Fallen 3-yard run (kick failed), 33-0, 3:08, 2nd
HC: Safety, 35-0, 3:02, 2nd
HC: Logan Green 60-yard touchdown pass to Edmund Brooks (kick good), 42-0, 8:05, 3rd
MC: Cody Sorrells 1-yard run (kick good), 42-7, 1:07, 4th
MC: Quinn Smith 4-10-1
HC: Sam Elliott 7-14-104-1
MC: Quinn Smith 8-35, Anthony Capuano 3-33, Garrett Parker 5-17, Cody Sorrells 6-11-1
HC: Logan Green 9-77-2, Layton Fletcher 3-53, Sam Elliott 4-29, Jaheim Williams 2-23
MC: 2-5, HC: 5-1