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Marion spoils Tigers' homecoming 32-24
by Coy Slavik
Oct 19, 2012 | 1339 views | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Goliad defenders Jordan Garcia (7) and Justin Thomas (14) force Marion running back Raphael DeHoyos (25) to fumble the ball during the first half Friday night. The ball rolled out of bounds and the Bulldogs maintained possession en route to a 32-24 District 15-2A, Division I victory at Tiger Stadium.
Goliad defenders Jordan Garcia (7) and Justin Thomas (14) force Marion running back Raphael DeHoyos (25) to fumble the ball during the first half Friday night. The ball rolled out of bounds and the Bulldogs maintained possession en route to a 32-24 District 15-2A, Division I victory at Tiger Stadium.
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GOLIAD – The Goliad Tigers couldn’t overcome 12 penalties and two costly turnovers Friday night as they saw their District 15-2A, Division I playoff hopes take a severe hit in a 32-24 homecoming loss to the Marion Bulldogs.

In game that saw a combined 823 yards of offense and 28 penalties, the Bulldogs improved to 3-4 overall and 2-1 in district play while the Tigers fell to 4-3 and 1-2.

After the teams went into halftime tied at 21-all, Jourden Stanley put the Bulldogs up for good with a 34-yard touchdown run with 10:43 remaining in the third quarter. Victor Garza’s extra point made it 28-21.

Goliad came back with Dalton Sturm’s 22-yard touchdown pass to Davis Ohrt with 5:06 left in the third quarter. But Sturm’s extra-point try failed as the Bulldogs held on to a 28-27 lead.

The game turned five seconds into the fourth quarter when Sturm’s punt near his goal line was blocked and the Bulldogs’ Dakota Harding scooped up the ball and jogged 3 yards into the end zone for a touchdown. Stanley’s 2-point run widened Marion’s lead to 36-37.

Sturm and Ohrt combined again for another touchdown, this one a 35-yard catch-and-run by Ohrt, with 3:35 left in the game. Sturm’s extra point pulled the Tigers within 36-34.

Stanley’s 40-yard touchdown run with 45 seconds seemed to have secured the Bulldogs’ victory, but the Bulldogs missed the extra point to keep the Tigers within striking ranged at 42-34.

However, Goliad failed to get the ball past midfield as the clock ran out.

Sturm, who had 137 yards rushing on 11 carries, raced 50 yards for a touchdown with 6:24 left in the first quarter as the Tigers took a quick 7-0 lead.

Marion answered with Stanley’s 1-yard scoring run on its next possession to tie the game at 7-all.

The Bulldogs then scored on its next two offensive series as Raphael DeHoyos ran 1 yard for a touchdown and Stanley dashed 60 yards for a score to give Marion a 21-7 lead.

But Goliad scored a pair of touchdowns in the final 4:36 of the first half. Sturm ran 14 yards for a score and Isaiah Fair went 51 yards for a touchdown just 1:48 later.
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