Meigs’ Defense Falls to Jackson

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Jackson defeated Meigs before the Marauders even had a chance at the ball in the Ironmen’s 63-7 victory.

The Ironmen jumped to a 14-0 lead before Meigs had a possession. The first play from scrimmage saw Bryce Hall connect to Dyllan Coffey for the 48-yard score. The Ironmen recovered the following kickoff to set up a Johnny Farley 13-yard rushing touchdown.

The Ironmen wouldn’t rust on defense and forced a Meigs fumble. Jackson capitalized when a Farley 34-yard run set up a Cooper Donaldson touchdown reception.

Jackson ran wild over Meigs for the entire first half and went into halftime ahead 49-0. After already jumping ahead three scores, Farley and Blake McCoy ran long for more scores.

Farley rushed 50 yards for a score to move ahead 35-0 and McCoy on the next Jackson possession ran 49 yards for the score.

The Meigs defense was expected to dominate this season, but this has not been the case. Before giving up the 63 points to Jackson, the Marauders had given up 109 points in the previous two weeks. The Marauders have been porous and the Jackson backfield took advantage.

Farley finished the game with 180 yards on 10 carries with three touchdowns. McCoy followed with 73 yards on five carries with a touchdown of his own.

Even from the air the Ironmen were fierce. Hall, without playing the second half, was 8-12 for 104 yards with three touchdowns and one interception.

At the end of the game, the Ironmen outgained the Marauders 576 yards to 173 yards.

Meigs (3-5) will try to end a three-game skid against Wellston on Saturday.

The SEOAL champions Jackson (6-2) will take on the Winton Woods Warriors at home on Saturday.