Parrish falls to 0-3 after loss to Marion County
by Jeffery Winborne
Sep 14, 2013 | 1083 views | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend | print
GUIN — It was a long night for the Parrish Tornadoes Friday as they lost their third straight game of the season to the Marion County Red Raiders, 47-22.

Parrish’s defense gave up 457 yards rushing. Marion County’s Dorryl Swanigan ran for 220 yards on the ground with three touchdowns and Peyton Wates gained 172 yards with two touchdowns.

The Red Raiders received the ball first and quickly marched down the field to take the lead. The extra point attempt was tipped at the line, making the opening score 6-0. Reginald Harris fumbled the ball away on Parrish’s opening drive. Four plays later, Swanigan ran in from 32 yards out for his first score of the game. He then ran in the 2-point conversion.

 Another Parrish drive led to another turnover, this time Jarrett Robertson’s pass was intercepted by Joseph Wallace and returned it to the Tornado 26 yard line. The short field resulted in an 18-yard touchdown run by Swanigan to make it 21-0.

Both offenses exchanged turnovers, and Parrish was in position to score, but on a 4th-and-6 on the 18, the bad snap missed Robertson completely, resulting in a 16 yard loss and turnover on downs. A 53-yard run by Wates set up a deep corner touchdown pass from Aaron Pollard to Swanigan. Reginald Harris blocked the extra point attempt.

Marcus Harris caught the ensuing kickoff at the 9-yard line and ran it all the way back for a 91-yard touchdown to get the Tornadoes on the board. After receiving a 10-yard penalty on the extra-point attempt, Robertson hit Jaylan Clay for the 2-point conversion.

After the Red Raiders’ next drive stalled on their own 39, Parrish blocked the punt and Bryant Thomas recovered the ball on the 5-yard line. However, the Tornadoes were not able to take advantage of the short field, coming inches short of the endzone.

Parrish punted the ball on their first drive after the half, but Swanigan fumbled the punt and R. Harris recovered at the 26-yard line. Three plays later, Robertson punched it in from 2 yards out. The extra point was blocked, leaving the score 27-14. Marion County started the 4th quarter with a 1-yard touchdown run by Wates, a failed two point conversion made it 33-14. Parrish quickly answered with a 4-play, 80-yard drive resulting in a 58-yard touchdown pass from Robertson to Bradley Piper. The 2-point conversion made it an 11 point game.

The Raiders’ Swanigan again broke through, this time for a 63-yard touchdown run to make it 40-22. It appeared Parrish would answer again, but Swanigan intercepted Robertson’s pass in the endzone and ran it back 100 yards for the final touchdown of the game.

Jarrett Robertson went 10 of 24 for 185 yards, two interceptions, and a touchdown.

Parrish (0-3, 0-2) hosts Berry next week in region play.