MHS rolls over Railers, 61-6


Warriors running back Drew Maddox puts a move on Railers defensive back Ryan Floyd and picks up some of his 31 rushing yards. Maddox also turned a short pass into a 33-yard touchdown.

The Marion High School football team pounded Herington 61-6 Friday. Marion scored 20 seconds into the game and surged to a 27-0 lead after one quarter. The Warriors led 55-0 at halftime.

Andy Kelsey scored three touchdowns, the first of which came after a Herington punt was blocked at 6:50 of the second quarter. Kelsey?s touchdown runs went for 20, 22 and 28 yards, respectively, and the senior tailback finished with 93 yards on six carries.

Herington got on the board with a 16-yard touchdown with 2:30 remaining in the fourth.

Marc Washington got Marion out of the gate on the game?s first play from scrimmage, doubling back to catch a slightly underthrown deep pass down the Railers sideline.

After making the reception, Washington ran through a tackle and darted into the end zone, the catch-and-run totaling 52 yards.

Brian Fruechting made it 7-0 with the point-after kick?he made five on the night.

Then, only 3:21 later, Drew Maddox pushed the lead to 13-0, turning a short swing pass upfield for a 33-yard score.

Washington broke a 45-yard run at 5:58 of the first quarter, giving Marion a 20-0 lead. Mitchell Leppke made it 27-0 with 1:42 left in the first with a 26-yard run.

The romp continued after the teams traded ends, as Sheldon Boone intercepted Herington quarterback Lance Shriver to start the second quarter.

Maddox ripped off what would have been a 45-yard touchdown run if not for a personal foul flagged against Marion on the next play.

The flag only delayed the inevitable, as Boone carried four times for 27 yards, pounding in a 1-yard run to give the Warriors a 34-0 lead at 9:00 til halftime.

The Railer special teams melted down shortly thereafter, with the blocked punt setting up Kelsey?s first score. Herington then went 3-and-out, and a short punt led to Kelsey?s second.

After another 3-and-out, Boone broke off a 49-yard punt return touchdown for a 55-0 lead.

In the third quarter, Kelsey?s third touchdown capped Marion?s scoring at 61 points.

In the fourth quarter, a pass interference penalty sustained Herington?s first and only scoring drive, which culminated with a completion from Shriver to Ryan Floyd with just over 150 seconds remaining.

Coming?This week, Marion (6-1) visits Southeast of Saline (4-3), which defeated Hillsboro 32-13.

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