In a low-scoring contest, Marion would score only once in each quarter except for the 3rd quarter. The 1st quarter’s score came with 10 seconds to go as Bulldogs quarterback Derek Pierce would connect with receiver Dylan Flores from 41 yards out with Alex Eladhari kicking the PAT. Eladhari would convert on all three of his extra point attempts. In the 2nd quarter, with 5:17 until halftime, Pierce and receiver Jourden Stanley would dial long distance and connect on a deep 87-yard touchdown pass. The second half’s lone score came in the 4th quarter, with 7:46 left, as Pierce would find receiver Alex Alvarado on a 6-yard pass for the final score of the night.
When all was said and done, the Badgers were held to 121 yards of total offense, with 103 rushing and 18 passing. The Bulldogs would amass 365 yards of total offense in the victory, with 160 rushing and 205 passing. In terms of penalty flags thrown, the Badgers committed 6 penalties for 50 yards and the Bulldogs were flagged 7 times for 60 yards. “We’re just gonna continue to get better and find ways to improve,” said Wood about the Badgers’ efforts.
This week, the Badgers will travel to Randolph Air Force Base in San Antonio to face the Ro-Hawks, a team that is notorious as of late for their running game. “Randolph’s got a good ball club,” said Wood. “Our kids continue to work hard and they believe in themselves. They’re really improving. We’ve just got to get our offense going.” Kickoff at Randolph is set for Friday, September 9th at 7:30 PM.