Hornets outscore Marauders, 44-42
COAL GROVE — So you like offense, huh?
The Coal Grove Hornets outlasted the Meigs Marauders 44-42 in a game that produced 848 total yards.
Coal Grove rushed 64 times for 367 yards led by Frank Delawder with 24 carries for 153 yards and a touchdown. Oakie Haynes ran 15 times for 77 yards and two scores while Boo Woods added 75 yards on just two carries and a score.
Quarterback Evan Ferguson was 4-of-6 for 63 yards and also ran eight times for 39 yards as Coal Grove racked up 430 total yards.
Meigs was led by Jeremy Smith with 160 yards on 27 carries and scored four touchdowns. Quarterback Jacob Well was 14-of-33 for 160 yards and a TD.
Meigs scored first on a 56-yard run by Smith to cap a quick 80-yard, three-play drive. Well kicked the first of six conversions and it was 7-0.
The Hornets came right back to take an 8-7 lead on a 5-yard run by Haynes to put the finishing touch on a 50-yard, eight-play march.
It was Meigs answering with a 61-yard, 12-play drive to regain the lead as Smith went the final 2 yards and it was 14-8.
The see-saw affair continued as Delawder scored on a 4-yard run and Haynes added the conversion run with 11:10 left in the half and it was 16-14.
The Marauders caught a break when the Hornets’ fumbled a punt at the 9-yard line. Smith scored on the next play and Meigs led 21-16.
Coal Grove took over and opened up a 30-21 lead at the half on a 9-yard keeper by Ferguson and a 17-yard scamper by Haynes with 1:38 left in the second quarter.
The Hornets extended the lead to 38-21 when Boo Woods broke several tackles and bolted 57 yards early in the third quarter.
Meigs scored twice to close within 38-35 at the end of the quarter, but Haynes ran 12 yards for a touchdown with 6:19 left to give the Hornets some breathing room at 44 35.
Meigs scored with 1:38 to play on a 1-yard run by Jeffrey Roush, but the Marauders onside kickoff was recovered by Cody Damron and the Hornets were able to run out the clock.
Meigs 14 7 14 7 = 42
Coal Grove 8 22 8 6 = 44
Me — Jeremy Smith 56 run (Jacob Well kick) 8:17
CG — Oakie Haynes 5 run (Haynes run) 5:47
Me — Jeremy Smith 2 run (Well kick) 0:20
CG — Frank Delawder 4 run (Haynes run) 11:10
Me — Jeremy Smith 9 run (Well kick) 9:22
CG — Evan Ferguson 9 run (Haynes run) 4:23
CG — Haynes 17 run (run failed) 1:38
CG — Boo Woods 57 run (Haynes run) 8:43
Me — Cameron Bolin 10 pass from Jacob Well (Well kick) 5:40
Me — Jeremy Smith 1 run (Well kick) 0:02
CG — Haynes 12 run (run failed) 6:19
Me — Jeffery Roush 1 run (Well kick) 1:38
First downs 18 21
Rushes-yards 39-258 64-367
Passing yards 160 63
Total yards 418 430
Fumbles-lost 2-0 1-1
Penalties 3-15 6-50
Punts 3-31.0 1-43.0
RUSHING—Meigs: Jeremy Smith 27-160, Cody Laudermilt 3-69, Jeffrey Roush 7-28, Jacob Well 2-1; Coal Grove: Frank Delawder 24-153, Oakie Haynes 15-77, Boo Woods 2-75, Evan Ferguson 8-39, Bubba Wood 4-23.
PASSING—Meigs: Jacob Well 14-33-0 160; Coal Grove: Evan Ferguson 4-6-0 63.
RECEIVING—Meigs: Cameron Bolin 6-86, Caleb Davis 3-35, Jeffrey Roush 1-12, Colton Stewart 1-3.