Middletown junior Jalin Marshall is one of the area’s most highly recruited athletes and he showed why in a 47-7 victory against Lakota West Friday.
Marshall, who has offers from Cincinnati, Illinois, Notre Dame, Ohio State, Pittsburgh, Tennessee and UCLA, rushed for four first-half touchdowns against the Firebirds, scoring on runs of 7, 45, 59 and 72 yards.
The Middies’ quarterback finished with 226 yards on 11 carries (20.5 yards per carry).
Marshall’s senior teammate, running back E.J. Junior (offer from Cincinnati), rushed for 90 yards and a touchdown on 18 carries in the win.
As a team, Lakota West managed only 120 yards of offense, 58 of which came on the ground from senior running back Marcus Jones. On defense, the Firebirds gave up 440 yards.
With the win, Middletown improves to 5-1 overall and 2-1 in the Greater Miami Conference. Meanwhile, Lakota West falls to 1-5 overall and 0-3 in the GMC.
Next Friday, Middletown will be at Hamilton (3-3 overall, 1-2 in GMC) at 7:30 p.m. and Lakota West will host Colerain (5-1 overall, 3-0 in GMC) at 7:30 p.m.
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M–Marshall 45 run (Till kick) – 7:08 in 1st quarter
M–Marshall 72 run (Till kick) – 0:30 in 1st quarter
M–Marshall 59 run (Till kick) – 10:46 in 2nd quarter
M–Wright 7 run (Till kick) – 8:36 in 2nd quarter
M–Marshall 7 run (kick failed) – 3:47 in 2nd quarter
M–Junior 1 run (Till kick) – 2:02 in 3rd quarter
M–Burton 18 run (kick failed) – 1:42 in 4th quarter
L–Williams 25 pass from Jones (Martin kick) – 0:13 in 4th quarter