Central Marlow 52, Allen 14
ALLEN – The Allen Mustangs fell victim to three third-quarter turnovers and four overall as Central Marlow pulled away for a 52-14 District B-2 football win Friday night.
Central Marlow, after leading 22-14 at halftime, scored 24 unanswered points alone in the third period and added eight more points in the fourth in shutting out Allen in the second half.
Allen threw two interceptions and lost two fumbles in the contest.
Kevin Harris ran for 227 yards on 23 carries and scored five touchdowns for Central Marlow off runs of 34, 60, 2, 16 and 8 yards. The visitors netted 268 yards on the ground and 122 through the air in compiling 390 total offensive yards.
The Mustangs finished with 295 total offensive yards, 195 of which came on the ground.
For Allen, Dalton James ran for 175 yards on 31 carries but was unable to score a TD. He did have a 2-point conversion run. James was also on the receiving end of a 45-yard pass.
The Mustangs finally got on the board, after trailing 14-0, off Justin Deaton’s 1-yard scoring run with 33 seconds remaining in the opening quarter. James’ conversion run pulled Allen to within 14-8.
Central Marlow went up 22-8 off a 21-yard scoring pass from Cade Taylor to John Repp and Harris’ 2-point conversion run.
But the Mustangs pulled to within 22-14 off Deaton’s 21-yard touchdown pass to Dakota Nickell with 1:28 remaining before halftime.
Deaton was 6-of-19 passing with one interception and the one TD for 100 yards. Nickell caught two of those passes and the one score for 30 yards. Colten Browning also caught three passes for 25 yards.
“We played a good first half. With the three turnovers in the third quarter, it got away from us,” said Allen head coach Kenny Deaton.
The Mustangs, who fell to 2-2 overall and 2-1 in the district, play at Geary next Friday night in a non-district game.