JASPER, TN (WRCB) -- Marion County took a two touchdown lead at halftime and then scored touchdowns on their first three possessions of the second stanza en route to a convincing 62-21 victory over South Pittsburg Friday night at Marion's Bill Baxter Stadium.
After a weather delay due to lightning and a grand entrance by four parachutists, the game finally got underway with Marion squelching the Pirates' first possession and taking the relatively short field to score the game's first points on Logan Walters' first touchdown run of the evening for a 7-0 Marion County lead.
The Pirates responded with a good blend of passing and rushing that wpould ultimately set-up Hogan Holland's 2 yard touchdown run on the quarterback keeper for a 7 all tie.
Marion County came right back with Jacob Saylors' drive capping 16 yard touchdown run for a 14-7 Marion County lead, one that they would never relinquish.
Warriors' starting quarterback Logan Walters, a new import who played last year for neighboring Jackson County, Alabama, would rip off a 71 yard scoring run to put Marion up 21-7 in the second quarter.
With a little more than 8 minutes to halftime, Hogan Holland had another 2 yard quarterback keeper for touchdown, narrowing Marion's lead by 7 points.
Marion County would put another six on the scoreboard, a 54 yard drive concluded with Hunter McClain's 2 yard plunge to make it 28-14 at the break, but not before the Warriors' goal line stand, stopping South Pittsburg from the 3 yard line on the last play before halftime.
Marion County would reel off three touchdowns in the first few minutes of the 3rd quarter, essentially taking any wind left out of the Pirates' sails, and downing South Pittsburg for the second consecutive year.
Marion County, now 4-0, travels to Chattanooga's Brainerd High next Friday night.
South Pittsburg at 1-2 hits the road as well, bound Friday for Copper Basin.