Rianna Gibbs Wilson
It’s not often that a team scores 47 points without completing a pass or opposing running backs each finish with 264 yards, but that’s what unfolded Friday night at Leslie Peters Field.
Columbia (2-0) made the cross-town trek to East Marion and came away with an impressive 47-24 win in the hotly contested rivalry.
The East Marion Eagles have to get themselves back up for another rivalry game when they head to the west side at 7 p.m. Friday to take on West Marion.
The Trojans (0-2) are coming off a 24-14 loss to Purvis but have played better than their record indicates.
Columbia Academy dominated the first and fourth quarters of last Friday’s home opener against Presbyterian Christian School, but the Cougars struggled during the second and third quarters, dropping a 42-20 decision to the Bobcats.
If you want your son to grow up to be a professional baseball player, first go read Chipper Jones’ recent autobiography, “Ballplayer.” If nothing else, it will give you a greater appreciation for the price even the most talented and successful athletes pay.
We’re on to Week 2 of high school action in Marion County, and there are three really good matchups tonight.
Columbia (1-0) at East Marion (0-1) at 7 p.m.
The biggest of which is the cross-town rivalry game between East Marion and Columbia, which is Game 1 of the 2017 Marion County Football Championship.
With the hustle and bustle of football season getting underway, it’s easy for the Marion County volleyball teams to get swept under the rug.
But East Marion (4-1) is refusing to allow that to become a reality as the Eagles continue to show why they were one of the best teams in the state last season.