Marshall Makes Easy Work of Lamar Consolidated, 56-14
MARSHALL -- Three touchdowns were scored in less than the first 90 seconds of Friday’s game between Marshall and Lamar Consolidated but in the end, the Mavs ran away with the bi-district playoff victory, stampeding the Mustangs in a 56-14 final.
Marshall outgained Lamar Consolidated 523-250. The Mavericks had 156 passing yards and 367 rushing yards to the Mustangs’ 108 passing yards and 142 rushing yards. The Mavericks had 21 first downs while the Mustangs had 15.
J.J. Green went 5-of-9 passing for 136 yards and one touchdown while rushing for 109 yards and one touchdown. Tahj Washington had three carries for 75 yards while Demarcus Williams rushed three times for 69 yards and one touchdown and led the team in receiving yards with 58 yards and one touchdown on one reception.
B.J. Harris led the Lamar Consolidated passing game by going 6-of-10 for 104 yards and one touchdown. Taye McWilliams led the rushing attack with 91 yards and one touchdown on 20 carries. Michael Clark had a 75-yard touchdown pass to lead the Mustangs in receiving.
Two plays in, Green sprinted 76 yards for the first score. The Mustangs responded quickly by scoring on their first offensive play of the game with a 75-yard strike from Harris to Clark. That made the score 7-7 with 11:08 left in the first quarter.
Just more than half-a-minute later, Demaracus Williams hammered it in for a touchdown from a yard away to put his team back in the lead. Near the end of the quarter, Treylin Lewis scored on a 16-yard run to make it 21-7.
With 11:55 left in the first half, DeKendrick Bender scored the only touchdown of the second quarter to spread his team’s lead to 28-7.
Marshall continued to pour it on in the second half. A two-yard score and a one-yard score by JaKobe Mitchell and Dominique Williams gave the Mavericks a 42-7 lead with 5:01 to play in the third quarter.
Lamar made its second and final touchdown with 31 ticks left in the third as McWilliams scored from 12 yards to make it a 42-14 game. Green found Demarcus Williams for a. 58-yard touchdown with 13 ticks to go in the third and Jacob Patterson scored on a five-yard run to bring it to a final score of 56-14.
The Mavericks will play Nederland in the area round at 4 p.m. next Friday at NRG Stadium in Houston.