Marlow picked up a “much-needed win” over Riverside Thursday night. The Outlaws hit the road against the Braves and scored a shutout, 47-0, to improve to 5-3, 2-2 District 3A-2 and remain alive in the playoff hunt.
“We’re in good shape still,” Marlow head coach Jeremy Gage said. “We’ve set ourselves up with a couple of big weeks ahead.”
Holden Davis got back to his usual self with a 133-yard performance and three touchdowns to lead the Outlaws.
“He eclipsed 1,000 yards after this game and played very well,” Gage said. “Our offensive line blocked really well in this game.”
Marlow jumped on top 20-0 in the first quarter, thanks to two touchdown runs by Davis of 8 and 15 yards. Ethan Elroy had the only reception of the game for either team — a combined seven passes — which turned out to be a 2-yard touchdown.
In the second quarter, three different Outlaws scored on the ground as Swade Dungan had a 42-yard run, Davis had a 10-yard run and Ethan Fullerton scored on a 2-yard fumble return to push the lead to 41-0 at halftime.
Gage turned to his second team in the second half and Colton Seymour busted one for paydirt from 7 yards out.
“Those guys are our scout team most of the time,” said Gage. “First, it’s a great reward to get those guys in because of all the hard work they put in during the season getting our first team guys prepared for the upcoming opponent. Secondly, it gets those guys in there and gets them some playing time to get ready for next year when they have to step up.”
The Outlaws host Blanchard Friday night for the final home game on the MHS schedule. Marlow and Blanchard have identical district records and the winner will likely secure a playoff berth, depending on tiebreakers after the final week of the season.
“Our seniors feel like it’s a must-win game for us,” said Gage. “They’re really excited about it. It’d be the first time they’ve made the playoffs ever. And we’re finally pretty healthy, so that’s a plus.”