A big, physical, fired up Marionville (9-4) team put a scare into top
ranked Class 1 Valle Catholic (Ste. Genevieve) Saturday afternoon before
the Warriors scored 28 unanswered points in the 2nd half and captured
the quarterfinal round game, 48-20.
The Comets left the field at halftime tied at 20 and with momentum on
their side thanks to Jr. Tanner Wright. He scored all 3 first half
touchdowns on a 95 yard kickoff return, a 72 yard run on the Comets
first play from scrimmage, and a 31 yard throwback pass from 215 pound
Jr. QB Jacob LaSalle. The Comets old style single-wing attack totaled
292 yards of offense, 198 on the ground, with offensive and defensive
lines that averaged around 240 pounds a man. The Warriors held
Marionville to 101 total yards in the 2nd half.
Valle scored on a 2 play, 85 yard drive just 34 seconds into the game on
a 26 yard run by Sr. Koltyn Schilly, who also had TD runs of 2 and 6
yards. Schilly had 11 carries for 84 yards and 3 catches for 61 on the
day. Sophomore RB Tristan Huck added 16 carries for 81 yards and
touchdown runs of 10 and 6 yards in the second half. The 6 yarder put
Valle up for good with 8:38 left in the third quarter.
The Warriors finished with 461 yards of total offense, 279 on the
ground. Jr. QB Connor Basler was 8-16 for 182 yards and a 58 yard TD
pass to sophomore WR Tristan Rollhaus. He also had 15 carries for 114
yards and a 15 yard TD run with 7:08 left in the game.
Inside linebacker Huck led the Warriors in tackles with 18, and the
other ILB, Sr. Logan Tucker, added 12. Valle had 17 tackles for losses
on the day.
Schilly injured a knee with about 7 minutes left in the game and did not
return. His status for next week is uncertain. Valle had several players
banged up in the very physical contest.
The Warriors, winners of 28 straight over 2 seasons, advance to the
semifinals and will host Skyline (10-3) on Saturday afternoon at Fr.
John Dempsey Field. Game time is 1:00. The Tigers upset previously
undefeated Cass-Midway, 48-46. Both Skyline and Valle run spread
You can hear the game LIVE on Prepcasts Ste. Genevieve. Frank Kirchmer
and Davis Grigaitis will have the play-by-play with coverage starting