Sweet Water pulls away from Marengo, 33-22
Published 11:28 pm Friday, September 9, 2016
In a heavyweight battle in Class 1A Region 1, the Sweet Water Bulldogs used three straight scores in the second half to surge ahead of the Marengo Panthers to collect a 33-22 road victory on Sept. 9.
Both teams used big plays to score early, but the Bulldogs (2-1, 2-0 1A R1) were able to lean on a heavy run game, piling up 289 rushing yards compared to 40 yards for Marengo (2-1, 1-1 1A R1), in the victory.
In all, Sweet Water compiled 423 yards of total offense and held the Panthers to 165 yards.
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The Bulldogs drew first blood in the contest when Jonah Smith connected with Will Huckabee on a 4th and long in the back of the endzone for a 23-yard score.
MHS immediately responded when Quindaris Ausborne took the ensuing kickoff 86-yards for a score. Cordarius Pritchett connected with Alphonzo Lewis, Jr. on a lob to the corner of the endzone for a two-point conversion to give the Panthers an 8-7 lead in the opening quarter.
Marnego struck again midway through the second quarter, capping a long drive with Ausborne throwing to Pritchett on a wide receiver reverse pass for an 18-yard touchdown to extend the lead to 14-7.
With just over five minutes remaining in the half, Jonah Smith hooked up with Trent Sams on a slant route that went the distance to the tune of a 78-yard touchdown that lead to a 14-14 halftime score.
For more details on Friday night’s games, see the Saturday, Sept. 10, print edition of the Demopolis Times.