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Marion blows out Brookstone to improve to 8-0
Johnny Royal races down the field.
From the Oct. 30, 2013 issue of The Journal
By Richard Harris
Marion County High School kept its winning streak intact last Friday by rolling into Columbus and rolling over Brookstone by a score of 39-14 on Rex Knight Field. The Eagles improved to 8-0 with the win and are now ranked No. 5 in the state by the Atlanta Journal and have the Georgia High School Association’s No. 1 “power ranking” for Class A public school teams.
Brookstone held its own against Marion in the first half and actually carried a 14-12 lead into the break, but the second half looked like an entirely different game as the Eagles outscored the Cougars 27-0 in dominating fashion.
“We came out and played our best half of the season,” said MCHS Head Coach Mike Swaney.
He attributed the second half surge to several factors. ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.
Eagles can clinch 4th region title in a row with a win Friday
Marion County High heads to Hawkinsville this Friday, Nov. 1 with an eye on locking up its fourth straight Region 4A football championship. The Eagles (8-0 overall, 5-0 in the region) are the only unbeaten team in Region 4A and can clinch the title with a win this Friday or the following Friday at home against Talbotton.
With the title almost assured, Coach Swaney said he is reminding his players about the “big picture” and everything else that is at stake.
“If we can finish the regular season 10-0 and hold on to the No. 1 power ranking, then we’re looking at having home field advantage in the state playoffs all the way until ... Online subscribers click here for the rest of the story.