Meigs Beats Logan in a Goal-Line Stop< < Back to
The Meigs offense came into Friday night with 79 points and over 700 yards in just two games, but it would be Marauder defense flexing their muscles in a 25-19 defeat of Logan.
With just a minute left to play, Logan saw itself 1st and goal on the Marauder one yard line and couldn’t get the ball in the endzone. On third down Cody Bartrum would make a play in the backfield to put Logan on the five yard line with one play left for the game. KJ Tracy would shatter the Cheiftains hopes with a stop on the four yard line to end the game and prevent the comeback.
After a convincing first drive by Meigs, capped off by a 4-yard run from Lane Cullums, it appeared that Meigs would roll. Cody Bartrum, where he is most comfortable, would also find himself in the endzone with just over two minutes left in the half on a 10-yard run putting Meigs up 13-0 at half. Bartrum, who came into the game as Meigs leader in both passing and rushing, would finish with 225 total yards and a touchdown.
The second half is where the action would pick up as Logan would score its first touchdown of the season when Brady Walsh would take a read-option 21 yards to the house. Logan would keep up the offensive intensity going. After the Marauders scored on a 11-yard run, the Chieftans would score two touchdowns in the span of 14 seconds after forcing a fumble. Preston Yates scored his first varsity touchdown for Logan on a two yard run and Walsh would find receiver Tommy Breining for a 24 yard touchdown pass. The Chieftains efforts would prove for not as Tyler Garrestson, who had an impressive stat line of seven rushes for 99 yards and two scores, would put home the eventual game winner.
While both teams should be commended for a hard fought, entertaining finish; in truth both coaching staffs will be upset with the amount of penalties conceded. Both Meigs and Logan finished the game with 10 penalties, accumulating 96 penalty yards in the process.
The Marauders will hope to continue their winning ways as they travel to Vinton County on Sept.16. Logan will travel to face Cambridge in hopes to grab its first win of the young season.