Marceline Uses Big Plays to Pick Up First Win over Fayette

The Marceline Tigers used a couple of key plays to capture a 14-12 victory against Fayette at home for their first win of the season. Fayette reached pay dirt first on a Carter Vroman three-yard touchdown run to cap off a nine play 71-yard drive in the first quarter.

Marceline’s responded toward the end of the second quarter. A Canaan Wright 25-yard scramble to midfield set up a dynamite play for the Tigers before half.

Steven Findley Jr. with the call on KRES and Conner Quinn was the next Tiger to find the endzone in the 3rd quarter.

Fayette scored on the next series with an eight-play 57 yard drive that resulted in a Ben Wells two-yard touchdown run. An unsuccessful two-point conversion by Fayette would ultimately be the difference as Marceline came up with several stops and ran out the clock in the fourth quarter.

Marceline coach Joey Peterson earned his first victory as Tigers head coach. Peterson said that one of the biggest moments for his team was the scoring drive near halftime.

Tigers senior Cayden Davis had 50 yards through the air, 38 yards on the ground, one catch for 11 yards and also had a defensive interception. Peterson recognized the all-around effort from his senior wide receiver and the team overall.

Fayette coach Mike Thompson expected a dog fight between these two familiar Lewis & Clark foes. Thompson said that he liked the toughness that his Falcons displayed.

The Falcons had eight penalties versus Marceline’s two for the game. Thompson says that penalties and self-inflicted mistakes played a big role in the loss.

Marceline will travel to Salisbury for another pivotal L&C Conference matchup next week. The Falcons will host Paris for their homecoming game in week six.

Fayette coach Mike Thompson:

Marceline coach Joey Peterson: