MARLOW Marlow used a strong ground and pound attack Friday to corral Comanche, 19-6. The Outlaws rushed the ball 46 times in the game for 207 yards and two of its three touchdowns, but it was the defensive play that had head coach Rob Renshaw buzzing.
"I'm just so proud of those guys," he said. "Our defense stepped up tonight. Our coaches are really doing a great job at getting the defense ready."
The teams began the game in a filling out process, while both struggled to move the ball consistently. Despite the winds gusting on the field, it was not a major factor in the ball game.
Marlow (2-0) got on the board first on a one-yard run by Trey Coffman. The running back was the focal point of the offense on the night, finishing with 121 yards on 38 carries.
After coming out of a game in which he rushed for more than 200 yards, Comanche quarterback, Kale Reed was limited to 93 yards on 16 carries, while also throwing two interceptions in the contest. The majority of Reed's yards came on a 51 yard run early in the fourth quarter.
"I thought we did a great job bottling him (Reed) up," Renshaw said. "You saw what he is capable of on that big run, but other than that we had him controlled."