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Not even close, Farwell spanks Marion, 42-7

By Ben Murphy

Farwell led Thursday night’s football game at Marion 14-7 after the first quarter without the aid of an offensive scoring drive. Farwell added four offensive touchdowns the rest of the night to run away with a 42-7 non-conference win.

“We played a different kind of football, we were more physical,” Farwell head coach Alan Esterline said. “I was awful proud of them, they did a good job.”

On Marion’s first possession, Farwell defensive end Quincy Crawford hit Marion’s quarterback, forcing a fumble on the play. Crawford scooped up the loose ball and ran in 34 yards for the score with 7:40 to play in the first quarter. Mitch Nordstrom booted in the extra point to make it 7-0.

Marion pieced together it’s only scoring drive of the night on its ensuing possession, getting a two yard Brad Fall touchdown run to tie the game at 7 with 38 seconds to play in the first.

Keegan Rohdy, fresh off a monster 228 yard rushing game the week before, returned Marion’s kickoff 82 yards for a touchdown, and added Nordstrom’s extra point to make it 14-7 at the end of the first.

Jake Turner scored twice in the second quarter to give Farwell a 28-7 lead at the half. Turner’s first run was for 42 yards and his second was from one yard out.

“That was nice to see,” Esterline said of Turner’s night. “He made some awful good reads at quarterback and that’s how he got out and got going.”

Noah Wilson scored on a one yard run in the third quarter to make it 35-7, and Turner ran in for his third score in the fourth quarter to finish the scoring at 42-7.

Nordstrom was a perfect six-of-six on extra point attempts.

Turner finished with 130 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns, Noah Wilson had 66 yards and one touchdown on 14 tries and Rohdy had 53 yards and one touchdown on 11 carries.

Turner also completed three-of-five passing for 59 yards, hitting Jacob Sutton twice for 40 yards and Seth Baginski once for 19.

Ryan Simmons led the defense with 11 tackles, Crawford had seven tackles and Tristen Zienkiewicz had six takedowns.

Farwell (2-0) plays at Meridian (1-1) today. The Mustangs lost to Bullock Creek 42-7 in week one and picked up a 49-13 win over Pinconning last week. Meridian topped Farwell 48-20 last season, though the Eagles won 41-33 in 2010.

“They’re going to spread us out and throw the ball,” Esterline said. “We’ve been preparing hard and hopefully we can come out with a ‘W’.”