Marlette Falls in Double OT
It was a hard-fought battle when the Marlette Raiders traveled to Harbor Beach to take on the Pirates, going into double-overtime, but the Beach took the win by two, 24-22.
Quarter scores: Marlette 8-0-0-8-6; Harbor Beach 8-0-8-0-8.
With only a minute off of the clock in the first quarter, the Pirates scored on a 56-yard run (conversion good). Marlette answered back, on a Myles Parker 1-yard run, and the 2-point conversion pass from Jason Tenbusch to Grand Roberson was good, for an 8-8 tie at the end of the first. Neither team scored in the second quarter. Harbor Beach scored the lone touchdown in the third quarter on a 34-yard pass (conversion good). Early in the fourth quarter, Marlette scored, when Jason Tenbusch connected with Grant Roberson for an 84-yard touchdown. Travis Fuller ran in the 2-point conversion that tied the game, and no other touchdowns were scored in the fourth, so the game went into overtime.
Neither team scored in the first overtime. In the second overtime, Marlette scored first on a Grant Roberson pass to Tristan Creighton for 12 yards, but the 2-point conversion pass failed. The Pirates scored on a 6-yard run, and their 2-point conversion run was good, giving them the win, by two, 24-22.
Passing for the Raiders, Jason Tenbusch 5-12-183 (1 touchdown), Grant Roberson 1-5-12 (one touchdown). Harbor Beach was 4-9-70.
Receiving for Marlette, Grant Roberson 4-127-1; Travis Fuller 1-56; and Tristan Creighton 1-12.
Rushing for Marlette, Travis Fuller 14-43; Chyler Chisholm 8-22; Myles Parker 9-14-1; Jason Tenbusch 3-1.
Defensively for Marlette, Brenden Whiteside 8 tackles, 5 assists; Collin Miller 6 tackles.
Raider coach, Dennis Lester said, “This was a tough one for us tonight. I am so proud of my boys. They battled all night long. We had some plays that we left on the field that really could have changed the game. We had a touchdown called back with 5 minutes to go in the fourth quarter. That was a killer.
We had an opportunity in the second overtime to win the game. We had a fourth and one. We didn’t get in. That was very disappointing.
We need to bounce back this week against Algonac. They are coming off of a win against Yale. They will be ready to play. We need to fix our mistakes in practice and get better this week.”