(Courtesy KCHI Radio)
Marshall 26, Chillicothe 25
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Other Week 1 MEC Scores
Maryville 40, Lawson 0
Lafayette 52, Mexico 16
LeBlond 46, St Mary's 8
Savannah 13, Grain Valley 6
Smithville 24, Pleasant Hill 6
Pembroke Hill 27, Cameron 24
Benton at Ozark - Saturday
- Marshall 26, at Chillicothe 25
Mason Palmer runs
for the Hornets first
In an occasion filled with speeches, recognitions and a
shiny new stadium, it was a quarterback from Marshall that
broke the hearts of the Hornets fans. Senior Alex Maupin
scored the final of his four rushing touchdowns with under
5 minutes left in the game, giving the Marshall Owls a
26-25 win, breaking their 13 game losing skid.
Chillicothe had their own offensive weapon at
Quarterback, but for Tyler Clampitt, (12/18-212) he chose to go
through the air, tossing three touchdown passes in a
Hornet aerial circus.
Maupin scored first midway through the first
quarter on a one yard run. Chillicothe responded in the
second when Clampitt connected with Mason Palmer, who took
it to the house for a 76 yard touchdown to tie the game.
The Hornets took the lead into the halftime locker room on
a Zach Alperin 27 yard field goal with 9 seconds left in
the first half.
In the third quarter, Clampitt went to the air again, finding
Zach Alperin for an 8 yard touchdown pass to make the game 17-
7 midway through the 3rd quarter. The Hornets fullback DJ
Gannan (14/71) was effective in the Hornets running game, earning
tough yards with each carry, but was forced to the bench after
an injury early in the 3rd quarter.
Marshall didn't waste too much time finding the end
zone when the shifty Maupin again ran it in, this time from 23
yards away to close it to 17-14. He gave Marshall the lead on
a 10 yard run early in the fourth. The PAT was no good and the
Owls led 20-17 with 9:12 left in the game
Clampitt again went to the air, finishing off a drive
with an 8 yard pass to Hayden Major. Palmer picked up a high
snap and ran the ball into the endzone for the 2 point
conversion and a 25-20 lead.
Marshall once again picked apart the Chillicothe
secondary when Maupin again kept the ball and rambled 63 yards
for the touchdown. A 2 point conversion failed and the Owls
had a 26-25 lead.
Chillicothe put together their final drive, but on a
4th and 4 inside the Marshall 20 with a minute left, Clampitt
rolled left and tried to get it to Palmer on the sideline, but
the Marshall defender, playing soft coverage, read the play
perfectly and picked off the pass to dash the Hornets hopes.