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Inman ransacks Marion's homecoming

  Teutons hold Warriors scoreless in 26-0 defeat

Staff writer

The chance to move to .500 on the season was up for grabs Friday night with the Warriors hosting the Inman’s Teutons during Marion’s homecoming. 

Mother Nature had other plans, though, as thunderstorms and dangerous lightning moved into the area forcing officials to cancel and reschedule the game for 6 p.m. Monday.

In the rematch, the Teutons moved to .500 at 2-2, holding Marion scoreless in a 26-0 shutout. The loss drops the Warriors to 1-3 as they look toward Friday night’s showdown with a bitter rival — unbeaten, Sedgwick. 

“We weren’t ready to play, that’s all it came down to,” Warrior coach Shaun Craft said. “We practiced against everything we saw tonight, it was nothing new. 

“Everything that worked for us last week didn’t tonight. We weren’t ready to play and you could see it from the get go. The Teutons were.”

Marion hit Douglass for 258 total yards during its first win of the season Sept. 20, with Braeden Mercer carrying the ball 25 times for a career high 168 yards and one touchdown. 

The Warriors defense held the Bulldogs to a modest 101 yards that game.

On Monday night, the Teutons’ Kolby Blank stole the show by carrying 12 times for a game high of 181 yards and two touchdowns — an astounding 15.1 yard-per-carry average.

Blank got 118 of his 181 on two carries alone, breaking loose for 69- and 49-yard scores for the Teutons’ first and third touchdowns. 

Mercer, and the entire Warrior offense, finished the game with 210 total yards as Blank outdid their ground attack by 32 yards.

Marion was on the Teutons’ side of the field four times, but each scoring attempt ended with a fumble or the Warriors turning the ball over on downs.

The Warriors put together a 10-play 52-yard drive after Blank put the Teutons in front 19-0 with a 49-yard touchdown run. 

That drive ended when the Warriors fumbled and Inman recovered the ball at the team’s own 37 yard line. 

The Teutons put the finishing touches on the game three plays later with quarterback Jace Doerksen hitting Derrick Johnson for a 10-yard touchdown. 

Marion made it inside the Teuton’s 20 again late in the game, but the drive stalled with the Warriors unable to get in the end zone. 

Marion managed to limit Inman to 298 total yards with 261 rushing. The Warriors managed two plays that went for more than 20 yards, but the Teutons limited Mercer to 76 on 18 carries.

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