Lynn drops region opener to Marion County

South Lamar blanks Meek 45-0

By PATRICK GREGORY, Eagle Sports Correspondent
Posted 9/7/18

LYNN — Lynn was unable to overcome penalties, two interceptions and a costly fumble that would seal the fate of the game in a 24-12 loss to the Marion County Red Raiders Friday night at Posey Field.

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Lynn drops region opener to Marion County

South Lamar blanks Meek 45-0

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LYNN — Lynn was unable to overcome penalties, two interceptions and a costly fumble that would seal the fate of the game in a 24-12 loss to the Marion County Red Raiders Friday night at Posey Field.

Although the Bears managed to stifle the Red Raiders offense in the early going, the turnovers were just two costly. The Bears defense managed to hold the Red Raiders to 254 yards of total offense for the game.

Marion County struck first in the first quarter with 7:29 left as Darese Smith scampered in from six yards out for the score. Robert Pyron would tack on the extra point to take a 7-0 lead.

After both teams swapped possessions, the Bears put their first points on the board with 31 seconds left in the first quarter. On an end-around flea flicker Brandon Hill would hit Chase Hokett on a 20 -ard touchdown strike in the back of the end zone. The two-conversion failed and the Bears trailed 7-6.

The Red Raiders would take nearly eight minutes off the clock in the second quarter of play on their ensuing drive. They would cap the drive off with a 35-yard field goal by Pyron to take a 10-6 lead into the half.

Marion County tacked on another score with 7:57 left in the third quarter. Quarterback Duece Belk broke free and scored from 12 yards out. The extra point was good and the Red Raiders led 17-6.

Belk was a thorn in the Bears’ side for most of the second half, as he made critical runs on third downs. Belk finished the night with 128 yards on 20 carries and a touchdown.

He was 6 of 11 for 66 yards and he sealed the game with 4:12 left in the game with a 32-yard fumble recovery for a touchdown.

The Bears added their final points to the board with 7:22 left in the game, as quarterback Noah Jackson took the ball in from five yards out for the score. Jackson finished the night with 10 carries for 45 yards and a touchdown. He also was 9 of 24 for 81 yards and a touchdown. He also threw two interceptions.

Defensively the Bears were led by Carson Legg and Brantley Stanford. They both had 8 tackles each.

Lynn goes on the road next week to the Pickens County.

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No. 7 South Lamar 45, Meek 0

South Lamar struck for two first-quarter touchdowns and pulled away from there, handing Meek a 45-0 Class 1A, Region 6 loss on Friday night in Millport.

South Lamar (2-0, 1-0) led 26-0 at half and added three touchdowns in the third quarter for a 45-0 lead going into the fourth.

Meek (1-2, 0-1) hosts Hubbertville in a region game next week.