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Knights fall to New Prairie rushing attack

New Prairie’s 14-point first-half lead was too much for Marian. 

Posted on Aug. 31, 2014 at 12:01 a.m.

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

First Quarter

N — Drake Dierdorf 4 run; Evan King kick.

Second Quarter

N — Nick Brassell 1 run; King kick.

Third Quarter

N — Tyler Weller 45 run; King kick.

M — Jacob Whitfield 62 pass from Devin Cannady; Jack Tiller kick.

Fourth Quarter

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

Individual Leaders

New Prairie: Rushing — Jordan Peck 20-110.

Memorial: Receiving — Jacob Whitfield 6-132.

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