Roush and Barrett both ran for career highs, Roush 205 yards, while Barrett added 111 as Meigs played their first home game, in the last season for Bob Roberts Field. After 61 years, Meigs will be playing next year at the new stadium at the high school.
The Raiders received the opening kickoff and after picking up a first down, Blake Crow picked off an Austin Whobrey pass. Six plays later Roush scored from nine yards out. Barrett added the extra points for a 7-0 Meigs lead with 7:08 left in the period.
On the Marauder next possession, the maroon and gold drove to the Raider 18, but the drive came up short and Meigs turned the ball over on downs. River Valley drove to the 36 and Meigs held and Jacob Leach punted 35 yards to the Meigs 29.
On first downs Roush went around the right end, broke a tackle and went 71 yards for the score. A bad snap on the extra point, but Dillon Boyer picked up the ball and ran it in for a 15-0 Meigs lead at the 11:46 mark of the first half.
Two other times I the half, Meigs drove into Raider territory, but each time the raider defense stiffened and held on downs, and Meigs took a 15-0 lead into the locker room at the half.
Meigs took the second half kickoff, and put together an 11 play, 59 yard drive with Roush scoring from a yard out. Barrett added the extra points for the 22-0 final.
The Raiders were in Meigs territory on once, and that was with 7:22 left in the contest, taking over at the Meigs 47 after a Marauder punt. The Raiders drove to the Marauder 30, but Roush picked off a Whobrey pass to end the threat.
“I’m proud of the kids,” Marauder coach Mike Chancey said. “I think we are getting better every week. But we have to continue to cut down on our mistakes and penalties (14 for 125). We will enjoy this and work hard to get ready for a good Minford team next week.”
Roush led Meigs with 205 yards in 23 carriers, Barrett added 111 in 23 tries, Dillon Boyer added 55 in seven tries, Zach Sayre 22 in six and Andrew Burt 12 in three tires, Boyer was one of six in the air a 15 yard pass to Sayre.
Patrick Williams led the Raiders with 17 yards in 11 tries; Whobrey was six of 23 in the air with three interceptions for 68 yards.
The Raiders will play Fort Frye next week, while the Marauders play host to the Mighty Minford Falcons.