Marion bounced by Hoisington 35-14

The Warriors fell behind 28-0 in the first half, but made it interesting after the intermission.

The three little pigs might want their chin-hairs back: Marion converted fourth-and-short by only whiskers to set up a touchdown run by Sheldon Boone that narrowed the gap to 35-14.

Boone blasted 14-yards up the middle, emerging from a stacked line of scrimmage and trotting into the end zone with 9:00 left in the fourth quarter.

A fumble on third-and-1 by Hoisington gave Marion the ball back at midfield with 5:30 left.

Marion then hammered the ball straight at the Cardinal defense, gaining nine yards on first and second down, and Hager squeaked past the first down by the width of a single fiber plucked from his goatee.

But the bigger, faster Cardinals had no interest in letting the game get too interesting, stuffing the next two runs and chasing Mitchell Leppke into a 10-yard loss on third down. Marion punted, and Hoisington?s second string ran out the clock.

Cameron Horesky finished with two touchdown runs including a 72-yarder that put Hoisington up 28-0.

A blocked punt on Marion?s first offensive possession set up Horesky?s other score.

Adam Sullivan returned the opening kickoff 85 yards for a 7-0 lead, and made it 35-7 on a 5-yard plunge midway through the third.

Austin Hager got MHS on the board, scoring from eight yards out with 6:07 left in the third after after Horesky fumbled. Horesky lost the ball during a punt return when he collided heavily with Tylor Neil along the Cardinal sideline.
Marion is now 3-2 on the season, and will play at Lyons next Friday.