After getting beat at home by 2A Washington last week, Marlow goes to Comanche to open 3A district play.
Last season, Marlow beat Comanche 60-0, but Micah Mashburn has Comanche 2-1 in his first season as head coach of the Indians. At 1-2, coach Rob Renshaw said Marlow isn’t taking anyone lightly.
“They’ve got a very balanced attack, run and pass,” Renshaw said. “The (Braden) Ledford kid is making a lot of plays for them.”
Ledford, a junior, leads the Indians with 291 receiving yards through three games. Mashburn believes his team has the talent to compete in the district, but he expects the Outlaws will be tough.
“They got beat last week,” Mashburn said of Marlow. “They’re going to be upset and hungry for a victory.
“The level of competion is going to be up a little bit, but if we go out and build on the foundation that we’ve started here, we could be alright.”
The Outlaws will be without their top two running backs. Sophomore Preston Nunley suffered a concussion in last week’s game. Nunley became the starter after senior Nick Yates injured his ankle in the first game of the season.
Outlaw runners Colt Mitchell, Wyatt Bergner and Logan Hanley combined for just 11 yards on five carries last week.
“We don’t necessarily have a whole lot of depth,” Renshaw said.