The Marion High School football team easily closed out a district title Thursday after only leading by one score at halftime.
The Moundridge Wildcats kept the Warriors from crossing midfield the entire first half, except when they gave it to them.
After a Moundridge fumble at the Wildcat 10-yard line, fullback Adam Janzen scored the Warriors’ first touchdown with 8 minutes, 51 seconds left in the second quarter.
Marion opened up the second half moving the ball deep into Wildcat territory with runs and a short fourth-down completion. Janzen finished the drive with his second touchdown from 2 yards out.
After a Moundridge punt, the Warriors moved the ball quickly from their own 44 when Taylor Heidebrecht completed a deep fade to Grif Case.
On fourth-and-5 from the Moundridge 14, Heidebrecht found Caleb Williams wide open for a touchdown after a play-action fake.
The same play would later set up Janzen for his third touchdown of the night, as the Warriors defeated the Wildcats 27-0.
Heidebrecht completed 5 out of 10 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown while rushing for 92 yards. Janzen also added 69 yards on 18 carries.