Marlow withheld one of the stronger offenses in the area by winning 21-20 over the Anadarko Warriors, putting them at 2-0 after the close victory and late touchdown from the Warriors.
Chase Knight got the first score of the game for Marlow after a few drives went back and forth and the Outlaws running back got a two yard touchdown to lead 7-0 after one quarter of play.
Midway through the second quarter, the Outlaws got the lead to two touchdowns after Knight scored his second touchdown of the game, this time from four yards out.
Leading 14-0 at halftime, the Warriors got their offense going in a big way to make it a game as late in the third quarter, Zavier Galey ran it in from eight yards for the touchdown.
Galey ran the two-point conversion in to cut the Outlaws lead to six points, but it didn’t take long for the Warriors to get back into the end zone with 9:22 left in the game.
Anadarko’s quarterback Karsen Williams found his receiver Blayke Brower from 20 yards and tried the two point conversion, which ultimately failed and tied the game up at 14 apiece.
The Outlaws wanted to make sure to take the lead for good in the fourth quarter and got a third touchdown run from Knight as he scampered 14 yards with the PAT good to lead 21-14.
Anadarko wouldn’t go quietly as they marched down the field and got within scoring range. Then, at the 1:39 mark, they were able to punctuate the drive with a touchdown from Galey three yards out.
Down by a point, the Warriors decided to go for the victory and go for the two-point conversion, which the Outlaws were able to stop to keep the lead at 21-20 at that time of the game.
Marlow got the ball back, ran the clock out and grabbed their second victory of the 2020 season.
Anadarko was able to have more offense on the evening against Marlow, having 369 yards compared to the Outlaws 170 yards, but Marlow won the turnover, forcing two fumbles and recovering both.
The Warriors held the ball longer, however the Outlaws got the advantage of a better starting position on the field as they started their drives around the 42-yard line compared to Anadarko’s start at the 24-yard line.
Knight had nine rushes for 19 yards and three touchdowns while Julian Marroquin had seven carries for 14 yards and Jace Gilbert had nine carries for nine yards.
Gilbert was nearly perfect passing wise as he went 10-for-14 for 128 yards with no touchdowns or no interceptions in the game.
Nate Herchcock led the receiving game as he had six catches for 77 yards while Will Bergner had two catches for 42 yards.
Coming home with the 2-0 record, the Outlaws will host their final non-district game this week starting at 7:30 p.m. Sept. 18 as they take on Atoka and strive for the perfect non-district record.