Meigs Takes Advantage of Turnovers, Tops Nelsonville-York

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Cody Bartrum played the role of game-changer on Friday.

His second quarter scoop and score changed the course of Meigs’s (5-1, 2-0) match-up against Nelsonville-York (1-5, 0-2), propelling the Marauders to a 32-14 victory.

However, it was the Buckeyes who jumped out to an early lead prior to the fumble.  The Buckeyes stormed out to a 14-0 lead with touchdowns from Cole Yinger and a blocked punt recovery in the end zone.  Nelsonville-York led 14-6 and was marching down the field just before the half.

With two minutes to play before the break, Meigs pass rushers chased down Nellsonville-York quarterback Hunter Edwards, stripping the ball from his hands.  Bartrum was in the right place at the right time, scooping up the fumble, taking it all the way down the field for the touchdown with 1:58 left in the 2nd quarter.

Turnovers were aplenty on Friday, but none were bigger than Bartrum’s fumble recovery. Meigs poured on 20 unanswered points after the score, completely taking control of the proceedings.

Meigs’s stingy defense stopped the Buckeyes in their muddy tracks, holding Nelsonville-York to just 128 yards for the game.  Edwards did not fare any better against an explosive Meigs defense, gettings sacked on five separate occasions.

The red-hot Marauders will clash with Athens next week while Nelsonville-York will host Wellston.