JACKSON, Ohio — Jackson scored early and often while rolling to a 63-7 victory over an injury-depleted Meigs Marauders team Friday night at Alumni Stadium in Jackson County.
The Ironmen rolled up 577 total yards against the Marauders, with 473 coming on the ground while taking a 49-0 advantage into the locker room at the half.
It didn’t take long for the host to jump out to a lead as on the first play from scrimmage, senior quarterback Bryce Hall went over the middle to Dyllan Coffey for 48 yards and the score.
Caden Southland kicked the first of his nine extra points and just 13 seconds into the contest, Jackson was on top.
Johnny Fraley added a run of 13 yards before Hall hit Cooper Donaldson from four yards out. Farley then added a one yard run and Jackson held a 28-0 lead after one.
In the second period, it was more of the same. Farley scored on a 50 yard run and a 21 pass from Hall. Sandwiched around a Blake McCoy 49 yard scamper to increase the lead to 49-0 at the half.
Brice Graham scored from six yards out in third period, before Lane Cullums put the Marauders on the score board with a 12 yard run early in the fourth period.
Donaldson closed out the scoring for the Ironmen with 3:50 left in the contest with an 11 yard scamper.
Meigs who had a bunch of injuries going in lost a couple more players in the first half, Christian Mattox and Matt Brown both were injured in the first period and didn’t return, Tyler Garretson was injured in the second half and also didn’t return.
Hall led everyone on the ground with 10 carries for 181 yards, Brice Graham added 73 in four tries, and Blake McCoy 73 in five attempts. Hall was eight of 12 in the air for 104 yards and three touchdowns. Reid Evans caught two for 18, Donaldson two for 10, Blake McCoy two for seven, Coffey had one for 48 and a score and Farley one for 21.
Cullums led Meigs with 97 yards in 20 carries, Zach Bartrum added seven for 25. Zach Helton was eight of 12 with an interceptions for 53 yards. Layne Acree was one of one for nine yards. Jared Kennedy caught three passes for eight yards, Garretson two for eight, Bartrum one for 17, Helton one for nine and Bailey Caruthers one for three.
Meigs will return home to host Wellston next Friday, while Jackson will host Cincinnati power Winton Woods next Saturday.
Dave Harris is a sports correspondent for Ohio Valley Publishing.