Meigs Stumbles Against Fairland

By
Kyle Bratke


Updated Fri, Aug 31, 2012 11:55 pm
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The Meigs Marauders were once again denied their first win at newly opened Farm Bank stadium Friday night. This time the Marauders fell to the Fairland Dragons, 30-12.

The Dragons started the nights with a bang when senior running back Tyree Caesar rumbled 54 yards to the end zone. Fairland added a two-point conversion to make the score 8-0 with 2:29 remaining in the first quarter.
 
Meigs answered quickly though as Jordan Hutton broke multiple tackles and dashed 57 yards to the end zone, but the extra point was no good cutting the lead to 8-6 with 1:27 remaining in the first.
 
Fairland wasted no time responding as Kyle Sowards ran 88 yards down the right sideline to extend the Dragons lead to 16-6 after another good two point conversion. Sowards lead the Dragons on the night rushing for 110 yards on just six carries.
 
After scoring another touchdown and two point conversion the Dragons looked to mount a two-minute drill, but the Marauders had different plans. Fairland quarterback Chance Short had his slant pass intercepted by Meigs corner Ty Phelps. Phelps picked off the pass and raced 60 yards untouched to the end zone to make the score 24-12 at the half.
 
In the second half it was all Dragons. Fairland added another touchdown this time a four-yard touchdown run from Nathan Campbell. Meigs was not able to get on the board in the second half and struggled greatly on the offensive side of the ball all night. The Marauders managed just 28 rushing yards on 21 carries, and were just 10-for-23 through the air for 116 yards.
 
The Marauders will look to get in the win column next Friday as they travel to River Valley.
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