Heading into the fourth quarter in a close battle for the district title, the Outlaws tired out the Frederick Bombers on the road and took the 28-12 victory as well as a district title. Now, the team will look for a perfect season in their next game.
Marlow used their first quarter power they have had all season to strike first. The team used the running attack to their advantage as Julian Marroquin ran the ball in from 15 yards out to take the 7-0 lead.
The touchdown kept the Outlaws scoring streak in the first quarter in place as Marlow has outscored opponents 124-0. The next score came on behalf of Frederick late in the second quarter.
Kyle Edwards, after a fumble on offense from Frederick that the Bombers recovered, scored from 6 yards out with the extra-point kick no good, putting Marlow in the lead 7-6 at halftime.
Jace Gilbert got big passes to Nate Herchock who drove the ball down to the red zone. He exceeded 2,500 career passing yards, finishing at 2,562.
Chase Knight got a rushing touchdown for the next score.
Knight ran the ball in from 2 yards out to give the Outlaws the 14-6 lead over in the third quarter. Frederick answered a few minutes later to get the game back within a small margin.
Edwards got his second rushing touchdown, a 3-yard score, and the Bombers tried the two-point conversion to tie the ball game but it failed, putting Marlow in the lead 14-12 heading to the fourth quarter.
To open up the fourth quarter, Gilbert found his other wide receiver Will Bergner for 37 yards and the score. The Outlaws took the 21-12 lead and it didn’t take long for Marlow to get possession again.
Kyle Wilson, the linebacker for the Outlaws, got a big stop in the form of stepping in front of Frederick’s pass to intercept the ball and put Marlow into scoring position to take a bigger lead.
Marroquin got his second rushing touchdown of the game with 9:11 left to play in the game/ Marlow took the lead and ran with it for their first district title since 1991.
Knight had a big game rushing for the Outlaws as he had 18 carries for 119 yards and one score. The 119 yards helped him surpass 2,000 career rushing yards.
The district title will guarantee a host bid in the Class 2A playoffs.
The victory puts them at 8-0 for the first time since 1987. Now, the team will look to go for a perfect regular season at 9-0 as they come home to try and make that mark possible.
Kick off will take place at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 6 as the Outlaws host Tishomingo in the final regular season district game before the 2020 playoffs begin.