The Marauders took care of business this Friday in their first home game getting the win against the Waxahachie High School Indians. The Marauders make their season record 2-1.It was a big day on the night as junior quarterback Garrett Nussmeier found the endzone four times.
“[ I ] just came out here to play my heart out,” Nussmeier said “It just shows how good of a team we’re going to be.”
The Marauders started with the ball and drove down the field on a 4 play touchdown drive. Nussmeier found junior receiver/cornerback Christian Espinoza for a 65 yard touchdown making the score 7-0 with around 11 minutes to go in the 1st quarter.
The Indians punted the ball away on their first drive giving the Marauders back the ball to start at the 39 yard line.That lead to an 8 play drive which ended in senior running back Tyson Edward’s finding a 4 yard touchdown making the score 14-0 with about 7 minutes to go in the 1st quarter.
The Indians would move down the field, kicking a 17 yard field goal making the score 14-3 with around 3 minutes to go in the 1st quarter.
The Marauders would have to punt the ball back to the Indians which they returned for a touchdown making the score 14-10 with about 2 minutes to go in the 1st quarter.
Both teams would continue to punt the ball back to each other for the next 4 drives.It wasn’t until about 7 minutes to go in the 2nd quarter that Nussmeier would find Tyson’s Edwards for a 92 yard touchdown making the score 20-10 with a missed PAT (point after touchdown).
“I feel great it was a constant battle.” Edwards said. “I had a job to do,and that was to run the ball.”
Both teams would continue to punt back to each other for the next 4 drives. It was when Waxahachie had the ball at their own 25, that they fumbled and senior safety Alex Fontaine recovered it.
That set up a 1 play drive with Nussmeier finding Espinoza on a 25 yard touchdown making the score 27-10 with about a minute to go in the 2nd quarter.
The Indians drove down the field on a 6 play drive and threw a 34 yard touchdown making the score 27-16 with a missed pat to go into halftime.
The Indians got the ball to start the 3rd quarter but ended up throwing an interception to Christian Espinoza putting marcus at their own 46 yard line.Espinoza plays both receiver and cornerback.
“I like being able to help the team in any way I can.” Espinoza said. “If that’s anywhere on the field I’ll do it.”
That would set up a 5 play drive where Nussmeier found senior tight end Collin Sutherland for a 7 yard touchdown making the score 34-16 with about 9 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter.
The Indians would go onto punt the ball back to the Marauders.This would lead to an 8 play drive where Nussmier would find senior receiver Jaden Robinson for a 20 yard touchdown making the score 41-16 with about 4 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter.
“All credits to [the receivers] without them I’m nothing,” Nussmeier said.
The Indians would move down the field and scored a 29 yard touchdown on a 4th and 27 making the score 41-23 with around 2 minutes to go in the 3rd quarter.
Edward’s found his third touchdown of the night with a 21 yard carry to make the score 48-23 with around 43 seconds to go in the 3rd quarter.
The Indians would move down the field to start 4th quarter and went on an 11 play drive which ended in a 19 yard touchdown making the score 48-31 with about 9:58 minutes to go in the 4th quarter.
They got the ball back on an onside kick and went on a 2 play drive which set up a 43 yard touchdown making the score 48-38 with around 9:43 to go in the 4th quarter.
Marcus would get the ball but ended up throwing an interception giving the Indians the ball back at their own 38 yard line.The Indians would end up punting the ball away and set a long 11 play drive where Edwards found himself in the endzone for the 4th time making the score 55-38 with about a minute to go in the fourth.
The clock would run out and the Marauders would end the game victorious. Nussmeier would end up going 23/38 with 407 yards and 5 touchdowns. Edwards would have 30 carries for 217 yards and 4 touchdowns.
Next week is a bye week for the Marauders but they aren’t looking to slow down anytime soon.
“Same as every week,just we don’t have a game on Friday.” Nussmier said.