MARION (KWWL) -- Fifth ranked Marion made a major statement last week with a 37-9 victory over then unbeaten Union Community. Last night, the Indians play their second straight undefeated foe with seventh ranked Maquoketa coming to town.
The Indians controlled the ball early in the first offensive series Dalton Combs rolled out and finds number 23 Logan Pickering in the flat for a nice 17-yard pick up. Combs would then go under center and hand it off to the senior full back Ben Holub running over the Cardinals in route to a 13-yard gain. The 55-yard drive would stall and Marion would try a 35-yard plus field goal. The kick would have plenty of leg, but it would just miss wide left.
The Cardinals first series went no where and the Indians would get the ball back and Combs would roll out to his left and air it out, but it would be under thrown and the Cardinals would pick it off...Dusty Albaugh came up with the pick.
Maquoketa would look to strike quick. Quarterback, Tre Kinney, would take the ball from shot gun formation. He would look and find his man number five, Dusty Albaugh, who picked off Marion's pass seconds ago. He would hall in the 76-yard bomb for a touchdown putting the Cardinals up seven to zero.
The Cardinals wanted more and looked to Marion for some help. The Indians' Combs would throw it down the middle but the ball would be deflected right into the hands of number nine Jon Bopes for the Cardinals. Maquoketa would drive 57-yards before stalling and lining up for a 25-yard field goal with plenty of leg, down the center, the kick would be good. Maquoketa helps get their crowd fired up with a 10-zip lead in the second quarter, but Marion would come back in the second half winning it 14 to 13.