Marshall 35, Mexico 15
Lack of experience showed Friday night when Mexico Bulldogs football team played its first conference game of the season against the Marshall Owls in Marshall.
But things are looking better for the Bulldogs (0-3). "We are getting better," stated MHS coach Ty Harrison. "Our running game was the best it has been and we threw the ball pretty well at times." The special teams still need some attention as they gave up a big punt return for an Owls touchdown.
Marshall beat Mexico 35-15. Mexico scored in the second and fourth quarters.
For the Bulldogs Jamel Taylor had a 63-yard run to the 2 yard line, and then converted it into a touchdown. Taylor had 16 carries with 94 yards and 1 TD.
Tyler Bracht scored the other TD with a 5-yard catch from quarterback Matt Ridgway.
Bracht ended the evening with 10 catches for 111 yards and 1 TD. Ridgway was 16-29 in passing with 152 yards with 1 TD pass and 1 interception.
Also for the Bulldogs, Skyler Harrington had 4 catches with 28 yards; and Chance Harper caught a 2-point conversion.
Defensively for the Bulldogs, Bracht had 7 solo tackles, Matt Beauchamp had 8 and Keenan Campbell had 13. Karsten Ekern, a freshman, also had 8 tackles.
The Bulldogs were also fighting the flu and strep throat. The team did not have a day of practice last week when all the starters were present. For injuries, Christian Worthey was out with a knee injury.
Mexico, 0-3 overall and 0-1 in conference play will be at home this Friday in another conference game with they take on the Hannibal Pirates.
Scores by quarters: