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Indians Roll Past Anamosa, 44-0

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ANAMOSA, Iowa - It had been a week of celebration leading up to a homecoming clash with Marion for the Anamosa football players and fans. But when it came down to celebrating on the field, that belonged to the visiting Indians with a convincing 44-0 romp over the Raiders.

"It took us a while before we had our heads in this game though," said Marion Coach Tony Perkins. "Anamosa did a lot of nice things defensively and we just seemed out of sync pretty much the whole first half."

The first quarter went without a touchdown as the only points came on a Curran Lippsett 25-yard field goal with just 7.6 seconds remaining for the Indians.

Marion began warming up the offense a bit in the second quarter when Colton Storla and Jake McDonald had touchdown runs that handed the visitors an 18-0 halftime advantage.

"We were playing with some passion on the defensive side and making plays," said Raider Coach Derek Roberts. "Being down 18-0 still had us right in this game, but then things just got completely out of hand in the third quarter."

The Indians received a wake-up call from Perkins at the half and came out with a renewed fire, scoring 26 points in the frame to blow the game wide open.

"We had a little talk at the half with the kids and made some adjustments, and it seemed to work," Perkins said. "We knew we had to come here and bring our A game. Anamosa always plays tough and Coach Roberts had his team ready."

Marion's defense was dominant, holding Anamosa to just 64 yards. The Indians rolled up 394.

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