MISHAWAKA — A strong second half for the Marian Knights was not enough to get them past New Prairie as Marian fell 27-14 Friday, Aug. 29, in a game not decided until after midnight due to lightning delays.
New Prairie kept the ball on the ground, netting 225 rushing yards and went into the third quarter up 14-0. After New Prairie scored to open the third, Marian responded with 62-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Devin Cannady to running back Jacob Whitfield.
The Cougars scored again in the fourth quarter, and again Cannady and Whitfield hooked up, this time on a 24-yard touchdown pass. Whitfield finished the game with six receptions for 132 yards, but Marian was held to just 46 yards rushing in the game.
The Knights are now 1-1.
NEW PRAIRIE 27, MARIAN 14
Scoring by Quarters
New Prairie 7 7 7 6 — 27
Marian 0 0 7 7 — 14
School — Scoring Play
N — Drake Dierdorf 4 run; Evan King kick.
N — Nick Brassell 1 run; King kick.
N — Tyler Weller 45 run; King kick.
M — Jacob Whitfield 62 pass from Devin Cannady; Jack Tiller kick.
N — Jordan Peck 19 run; kick failed.
M — Whitfield 24 pass from Cannady; Tiller kick.
Team Statistics Ne Ma
Net yards rushing 225 46
Net yards passing 0 136
Total Yards 225 182
First Downs 14 9
Fumbles-Lost 1-1 1-1
Penalties 7-64 8-45
New Prairie: Rushing — Jordan Peck 20-110.
Memorial: Receiving — Jacob Whitfield 6-132.