Huddleston puts on show for Marlow
MARLOW Playing for the final time in his home stadium, Dawson Huddleston put on a show.
He outran, out-jumped, spun past and bowled over the Comanche Indians to the tune of 208 yards on six catches with four touchdowns.
"He's a heck of an athlete and a heck of a competitor," Marlow Head Coach Rob Renshaw said. "He knows how to get up. The guy can jump out of the gym. He's got great hands. He's just a special, special player. The offensive line gave Will (QB Coffman) time to make deep throws."
The end result was a 70-15 Marlow victory over rival Comanche. Marlow is now 4-5, 3-2 and with a win at Lexington next week would enter the playoffs as the 3-seed in District 3A-3. Comanche finished the season 1-9, 0-6.
It was predictable that Marlow would go to its 6-4 wide receiver early and often on Senior Night. The first play of the game for the Outlaws was a deep post during which Huddleston ran between two defenders to catch a pass from Coffman in stride and score a 50-yard touchdown.
Three possessions later, Huddleston high-pointed a jump ball over a safety, kept his balance for a 54-yard touchdown. Midway through the second quarter, Huddleston slid to catch a low ball for an 11-yard touchdown, his third of the half.
All of Huddleston's fireworks were complemented by a stout defense that gave up just 36 yards in the first half to the Indians as Marlow led 35-0. It didn't get much better in the second half offensively for Comanche as it finished with 97 yards of offense and punted 10 times.
"They pinned their ears back and got after it," Renshaw said of his defense. "We've been doing that the last couple of weeks. I'm real proud of the way they're playing. We're chasing the football, and we're getting there in a bad mood."
Comanche's loan first-half highlight was interception in its own territory, the only time it stopped Marlow in the first half.
The second half began exactly like the first for Marlow. Coffman hit Huddleston for a 55-yard touchdown on the first play from scrimmage. Huddleston's fourth score stretched Marlow's lead to 42. Coffman finished 8 of 12 for 226 yards. Tag Allen had the other 18 receiving yards.