A tough matchup against the LaSalle Royal Lions in Miami on Friday ended in a 35-12 football loss for the Marathon High Dolphins (2-5).
Although Marathon fought to keep up with the Lions (6-1) in the first half, three touchdowns in the third quarter for the Lions put the Dolphins in a bind, said Marathon High coach Paul Davis.
Stevie Sainz scored the first touchdown for the Dolphins in the second quarter with a 10-yard fade from Jackson McDonald and the second touchdown in the third quarter was a 10-yard slant to Sainz thrown from McDonald. Both of Marathon’s extra-point attempts missed.
The Lions ended with five touchdowns, all with extra points. However, the Lions also had 12 penalties called against them.
“The amount of penalties LaSalle had was not an advantage for us,” Davis said. “We had a number of mistakes that occurred in a four-minute time frame during the third quarter that put us in a bad situation. We lost focus on our execution and it hurt us in the end.”
It is the execution part Davis said his team hopes to achieve at Thursday night’s homecoming game in Marathon against Miami Country Day School (0-6) with kickoff at 7 p.m.
“We just hope to give our fans a good show,” Davis said.
The homecoming parade will start at 1 p.m. Thursday, traveling from Knights Key to Sombrero Beach Road in Marathon.
Katie Atkins: 305-440-3219