Marlow defense shines in win over ’Darko
Marlow did something that few teams have done since 2010 and that's beat Anadarko. But tonight the Outlaws used a couple of big turnovers to upset the Warriors, 19-8, Friday before a stunned crowd of Warrior faithful who are used to winning like few schools in the region.
The Warriors did strike first, scoring on their first possession for an 8-0 lead but that was it as the Outlaws put on an amazing defensive effort in shutting the Warriors down for the rest of the game to highlight Friday's schedule of area games.
An interception by Jordan Smith set up the first Marlow touchdown, an 8-yard Dawson Huddleston TD run, but after the PAT kick, Anadarko still owned an 8-7 lead.
"They went right down there on that first possession and scored and then they forced us to punt, so right there it wasn't going our way," Marlow coach Rob Renshaw said. "But right after we punted, Jordan gets that interception and takes it into plus (Anadarko) territory and set us up with good field position. We took it down there and scored. That was really big to answer that quick."
After that it was totally a sparkling defensive effort by the Outlaws.
"It didn't matter which 11 we put out there on defense, they chased the ball and never gave up on a play," the coach said. "We limited their big plays; that was something we talked about. We aren't really that big but we have some kids with quickness and they just never stop fighting to get to the ball."
In the second quarter the Outlaws got within striking range again but after coming up with a key fourth down play, Wyatt Bergner came on to boot a 37-yard field goal to give Marlow a 10-8 lead.