ALLIANCE-The Salem football team's first Northeastern Buckeye Conference win of the season will have to wait another week.
Troubles continue to compound for the Quakers as Marlington dominated all the way to a 74-32 win. It was the most points surrendered in a game by the Quakers in school history. It was also the biggest margin of victory against the Quakers this season and the third consecutive week in which the Quakers gave up more than 60 points.
The Dukes (6-1, 4-0) relied on their rushing game heavily, with senior quarterback Shawn Kirk and Adam Blake posting triple-digit numbers. Kirk rushed for 173 yards in 12 carries while Blake ran for 157 yards in 21 rushes. Sophomore running back Zach McCord also rushed for 78 yards in his six carries.
All but 42 yards of the 566 total yards from Marlington were rushing. Those 42 yards came from Kirk, who went 4-for-6 in passing. Jake Walker had 39 yards in three catches, while Adam Blake had the other three yards in his catch.
The Quakers (2-5, 0-4) again tried to rely on their pass game with sophomore quarterback Matthew Weingart, who threw for 225 yards, but went 14-for-37, and was intercepted three times.
Senior wide receiver Marcus Crittenden went for 72 yards in his six catches, and Haedan Panezott rushed for 71 yards in his 18 carries.
Both teams are on the road next week as Salem goes to Carrollton, and Marlington heads to Louisville.
M - Shawn Kirk 61 run (Garrett Floyd kick)
M - Jake Walker 22 pass from Shawn Kirk (Garrett Floyd kick)
M - Adam Blake 10 run (Garrett Floyd kick)
M - Shawn Kirk 36 run (Garrett Floyd kick)
M - Adam Blake 1 run (Garrett Floyd kick)
M - Jake Walker interception return (Garrett Floyd kick)
M - Adam Blake 8 run (Garrett Floyd kick)
S - Mike Popa 25 pass from Matthew Weingart (kick failed)
M - Adam Blake 6 run (Garrett Floyd kick)
M - Adam Blake 7 run (kick failed)
S -Mike Popa 52 pass from Matthew Weingart (kick failed)
M - Steven Masters 66 run (conversion failed)
S - Marcus Crittenden 24 pass from Matthew Weingart (Mike Popa kick)
S - Haedan Panezott 43 run (Mike Popa kick)
M - Chris Pennell 36 run (kick failed)
S - Haedan Panezott 15 run (kick failed)
First downs 1321
Total Yards 338566
RUSHING-Salem, Haedan Panezott 18-71, Marcus Crittenden 5-14, Dan Rumsey 1-25 ; Marlington, Shawn Kirk 12-173, Adam Blake 21-157, Caleb Simmons 7-15, Chris Andrews 6-49, Zach McCord 6-78, Jaquiez Sampson 3-13, Chris Pennell 3-46.
PASSING-Salem, Matthew Weingart 14-37-225-2 ; Marlington, Shawn Kirk 4-6-42-0.
RECEIVING-Salem, Marcus Crittenden 6-72, Mike Popa 2-77, Haedan Panezott 4-45, Dan Rumsey 1-16, Matt Shrontz 1-15; Marlington, Jake Walker 3-39, Adam Blake 1-3.
INTERCEPTIONS- Marlington, Ben Martin, Chris Andrews, Jake Walker.