In a cross-county battle last Friday, East Marion prevailed in an 18-14 win over West Marion.
A 10-yard touchdown pass from Eagles’ quarterback Devin Daniels to Jordan Howard with 35 seconds left sealed the victory for East Marion in a game that was back-and-forth after a 0-0 first quarter.
Down 11 points in the fourth quarter to a 4A public school, Columbia Academy’s belief in itself didn’t waver.
The Cougars stormed back for 22 unanswered points on their home field to claim a 42-39 win over Purvis Friday night.
The most common football cliché to describe Columbia’s Friday night journey to North Forrest would be “a tale of two halves.”
Columbia (2-1) led North Forrest (1-2) 21-0 heading into halftime, but the Eagles stormed back to score 24 unanswered points in the second half to down the Wildcats.
It’s been about a month since the volleyball season began, and it’s now time for district competition to get going.
East Marion, Columbia and West Marion each played one final match last Thursday to get prepared for district with East Marion and Columbia winning in convincing fashion and West Marion losing a heartbreaker.
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.