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After gearing up all week for one defense, Meade County coach Larry Mofield was a bit surprised to see the Marshall County Marshals come out in a four-man front, hoping to ground the Green Wave’s Wing-T attack.
His players, however, weren’t shocked. Like every good team does, Meade County made the adjustments it needed and soon was off and rolling.
The Green Wave scored 40 points in the first quarter, scoring their first touchdown after just two plays and 55 seconds, as they rolled to a 47-13 win over Marshall County in the first round of the Class 6-A playoffs at Hamilton Field.
Meade County (9-2) seized control on its first possession and scored touchdowns on its first seven drives to build a 47-0 lead in the second quarter.
The Green Wave rolled up 295 yards of offense in the first half, including 194 on the ground. The running clock started when senior Zeb Wilson scored on a 17-yard run with 17.9 seconds remaining in the first period.
Junior Micah Kaiser got things started with his 55-yard run 55 seconds into the game.
Senior Nick O’Brien scored twice – catching a 22-yard touchdown pass from junior quarterback John Wilson and breaking free for a 42-yard run – less than 2 minutes apart to stretch the lead to 18-0. Senior Jonah Shacklett had a 7-yard touchdown and John Wilson scored on a 4-yard keeper before Zeb Wilson’s touchdown made it 40-0.
O’Brien’s third touchdown – an 11-yard run with 7:26 left in the second quarter – pushed Meade County’s lead to 47-0.
Marshall County (1-10) did most of its damage against Meade County’s reserves.
Marshals senior running back Nolan Nichols rushed for a game-high 142 yards on 28 carries, scoring two touchdowns in the third quarter.
UP NEXT: Meade County hosts Henderson County on Friday in the second round of the Class 6-A playoffs.
Josh Claywell can be reached at 270-505-1752 or firstname.lastname@example.org.