ROCKSPRINGS, Ohio — The Warren Local Warriors opened up a 35-6 halftime lead and went on to defeat the Meigs Marauders 57-12 in non conference football action Friday evening at Holzer Field at Farmers Bank Stadium. The Warriors rolled up 387 yards in coasting to the win.
One bright spot for the Marauders however was the play of freshman quarterback Kaileb Sheets. Sheets threw for a career high 242 yards and two touchdowns, including what could be a school record 90 yard pass to Dillon Boyer.
Meigs received the opening kickoff and fumbled two plays later with the Warriors recovering at the Meigs 32. Five plays later Jake Scott scored from four yards out with 9:37 left in the first. Chas Miller added the extra points for a 7-0 lead. The Warriors made it 14-0 when Miller scored from 29 yards out at the 2:27 mark of the period. And after a Meigs punt Andrew Vincent caught a 29 yard pass from Dylan Leffingwell with 1:04 left in the period to give the visitors a 21-0 lead after one.
Vincent added another score when he pulled in a 44 yard pass from Leffingwell with 7:27 left in the half. Warren was driving for another score when safety Devon Cundiff stepped in front on a Leffingwell pass in the end zone, Cundiff picked it off and returned it to the ten.
On first down Sheets hit Boyer with a pass down the sideline; Boyer caught the ball around the Warrior 40, slipped a tackle and went in for the score completing a 90 yard touchdown pass. With 2:16 left in the half.
Austin Kuhn added another Warrior score from 12 yards out with 58 seconds left in the half and Warren Local went into the locker room with a 35-6 lead.
Sheets hit Boyer from 25 yards out in the back of the end zone for another Meigs score to pull the Marauders to within 35-12 with 3:34 left in the third period. But the Warriors rounded out the scoring with a 22 point outburst in the final period to make the final 57-12.
Warren is now 3-2 on the season, Meigs drops to 1-4. In the all time series the Warriors hold a 5-3 advantage.
Kuhn led the Warriors on the ground with nine carries for 127 yards and two scores, Chas Miller added three for 63and Jake Scott chipped in with eight for 55. Leffingwell was five of seven in the air for 117 yards and two scores.
Andrew Vincent caught three for 107 yards and a pair of scores.
For the second game in a row Meigs had trouble getting the ground attack going, Boyer led Meigs with 28 yards in eight carries, Sheets 17 tries for 20 yards and Michael Davis added two for 18.
Sheets was 11 of 18 for 242 yards, Ty Phelps caught six for 87 yards, Boyer two for 115 and two scores.
The Marauders will open TVC Ohio play next week when they travel to Buchtel to play Nelsonville-York.