Raiders suffer Tough Loss to Vassar
The Marlette Raiders traveled to Vassar on Friday, taking the loss by 7, 22-29.
Quarter scores: Marlette – 8-0014-0; Vassar – 7-15-7-0.
Vassar scored first, when Marlette fumbled the ball and it was recovered by Vassar. Their point after kick was good.
The Raiders got on board when Westley Chapin ran in a 20-yard touchdown. The 2-point conversion run by Quintin Sartin was good.
Vassar scored twice in the second quarter, the first with only 18 seconds left on the clock and the second, with 3 seconds on the clock, giving them a 22-8 lead.
Marlette scored first in the third quarter, when Westley Chapin had an 84-yard run. The conversion failed. Vassar scored with 1:18 left in the quarter, with the point after kick good. Marlette scored again with a minute left in the quarter, when Westley Chapin ran in for 63 yards. The 2-point conversion run by Logan Molloy was good.
Rushing for the Raiders, Westley Chapin 8-186-3 touchdowns; Quintin Sartin 16-84; Tyler Izydorek 11-58; and Logan Malloy 2-27.
Passing, Quintin Sartin 1-5-4; Westley Chapin 0-1-1 interception. Receiving Aaron Bower 1-4.
The Raider defense was led by Trey Lester with 8 tackles; Connor Kelley, Tyler Izydorek and Braden Gonzalez with 4 apiece.
Marlette Coach Denny said, “You cannot win a game when you turn the ball over four times. Plain and simple. We had our chances and didn’t capitalize. We had a horrible week of practice and it showed in the way we played. We are a young team and our leadership needs to be better. No one is going to feel sorry for us. We did this to ourselves. It’s on the coaching staff and players to fix it this week. We need to win this game to make the playoffs.”