Frequently in football, like most team sports, games are won with what kind of help you have coming off the bench. Depth is something that has concerned new Marvell Academy head coach Ben Durham all season and it is lack of depth and not lack of skill that has the young Eagles sporting a 1-3 record as the halfway point of the season rapidly approaches.
Off to a solid start, Marvell led 14-0 with just five ticks left before halftime when the North Sunflower Academy Rebels scored on a long pass play. The visiting team went on to post a 30-20 victory here Friday night.
“We can play a good first half but we don't have the depth to play four quarters,” stated Durham. “We played nine players Friday night. We had one player who was hurt. We are close and we have to keep working and things will go our way.”
Caleb Gannon netted 115 yards rushing on 11 carries. He also tossed a 32-yard touchdown pass.
Collin White rushed for 64 yards on the ground on just four carries and was the recipient of Gannon's TD pass.
Josh Mullinax carried the ball nine times for 48 yards.
Defensively, Daniel Clatworthy had six tackles and Jared Williams had five tackles.
Marvell Academy draws an open date this weekend.