Marshall Rolls Past Jacksonville, 38-0, to Remain Unbeaten in District
MARSHALL – Jacksonville had to fight heavy rainfall while battling the Marshall Mavericks on the road as the Indians were shut out, 38-0.
Jacksonville (2-5, 1-3 in District 9-5A Division II) was only able to gather 16 rushing yards and 52 passing yards for a total of 68 yards for the game. Tristen Shewmake threw for 52 yards on four completions. Braelyn Riden had one catch for 40 yards.
Marshall (5-2, 4-0) totaled 302 yards, passing for 71 and rushing for 231. JJ Green had four completions for 71 yards and one touchdown, and ran for another 49 yards on 10 carries. De’Kendrick Bender led the Mavs in rushing with nine carries for 83 yards and two touchdowns. Treylin Lewis had nine carries for 51 yards. Jakob Mitchell caught three passes for 55 yards and one touchdown. Marshall had 16 first downs.
The first score of the night came when Green connected with Mitchell, who held on to a wet ball despite taking a hit in the back of the of the end zone. Melvin Salinas added the extra point to make the score 7-0 with 7:36 remaining in the opening quarter.
The Indians had bad luck when it came to punting Friday night. They were punting deep out of their own end zone as the punter’s foot touched came down out of bounds for a safety to make the score 9-0 with 8:33 to go in the second quarter.
The next touchdown came on a four-yard run from Bender to put his team up 16-0 with 1:43 showing on the clock in the second quarter.
Jacksonville’s punting unit continued to have bad luck when a punt was blocked by the Mavericks and Marshall’s Tyler Stoker-Brown recovered it in the end zone, spreading his team’s lead to 23-0 with just seven seconds until halftime.
Both teams went scoreless for an entire quarter and Bender scored the next touchdown on a six-yard run. He then followed that up by putting it back into the end zone for the two-point conversion, making the score 31-0 with 9:21 to go in the fourth quarter.
The Mavs were driving deep in Jacksonville territory when the ball popped out and was recovered in the end zone by Marshall offensive lineman Ryan Black. That was the final score of the night.
Jacksonville plays Hallsville in Bullard next Friday, while Marshall will travel to Nacogdoches.