By Ben Murphy
Noah Wilson had three touchdowns for the Farwell offense. Walter Mosby had three interceptions for the Farwell defense. The end result for the Eagles was a 28-6 win over visiting Marion in non-conference football Friday night.
“The kids played well, I’m proud of them,” Farwell head coach Alan Esterline said. “I thought the defense played a lot better. Offense, we still had some turnovers but we limited them and that helped on the scoreboard. We’ll start working on trying to cut our turnovers down.”
Wilson scored his first touchdown early in the first quarter to put the Eagles up 6-0. Marion responded late in the first quarter with a one-yard run by quarterback Tyrell Hall to tie the game at 6-all with 2:27 left in the frame.
The second quarter looked to be scoreless, but with just nine seconds left in the frame Brandon Turner hit Walter Mosby for a two-yard touchdown. The Eagles missed the extra point, keeping their lead at 12-6 at the half.
“I always say there’s about three plays in a game that make a difference,” Marion head coach Kurt Gillespie said. “We lost momentum there because they had the ball to start the second half, so that’s two consecutive possessions really. The film shows he was short but the official said he scored a touchdown so what do you do?”
Wilson added touchdown runs of three yards with 1:36 left in the third and 23-yards with 10:22 left in the fourth, getting a two-point run by Dylan Brown on the final score to make it 28-6.
“I’d say we have to execute better and carry out our assignments on both offense and defense every play,” Gillespie said. “I think if we do that, we’ll match up with the teams we play and we’ll have a good chance. The guys watched the tape and we learned a lot from it.”
Wilson finished with 208 yards and three touchdowns on 28 carries, Turner was seven-of-12 passing for 56 yards and one touchdown, Mosby had three catches and one touchdown, Dylan Brown had two catches for 27 yards and Seth Baginski had one catch for 13 yards.
The defense was led by Dustin Weber with 12 tackles, Wilson brought down 10 and Mosby had two tackles and three interceptions.
Marion was led by Hall with 57 yards rushing and one touchdown, with Hall completing one pass for 15 yards. Brad Fall and Ethan Russell both had 35 yards on the ground as well.
Fall also had five tackles, Rodney Leary, Hall and Avery Kietzman all had four tackles, with Kietsman adding an interception. Tyler Johnson had 3 tackles and Fall forced two fumbles, recovering one.
Farwell (1-1) plays at Harrison (0-2) tonight (Friday) for its first Jack Pine Conference game. The Hornets are coming off a 27-12 to Evart last week . The Eagles fell to Harrison last year 35-20 in the final game of the season.
Marion (1-1) plays at McBain (1-1) tonight as well. The Ramblers are coming off a 28-14 win over Beaverton last week and have topped the Eagles the last four seasons, including last year’s 60-6 decision in week nine.
They’re big like always,” Gillespie said. “They’re a very powerful team, they run a straight ‘t’ and pound it right down their throat. We want to posses the ball a lot and make them play defense so they cant just wear us down. On defense we have to get a couple turnovers on them. If those two things happen I think we have a great chance.”