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Marion Defeats Lincoln
in State Football Quarterfinal


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Marion to host
Pelham for
Semi-Final

From the Dec. 4, 2019 issue
of The Journal

By Richard Harris
   The Marion County High Eagles took another step toward their ultimate goal last Friday by beating Lincoln County 28-21 in the quarterfinals (Elite Eight) of the GHSA State Football Playoffs. It was an exciting game played in front of a large crowd in Eagle Stadium and the home team thrilled their fans by pulling off yet another big victory.
   The Eagles (10-2) advance to the semi-final (Final Four), while the Red Devils (9-3) are done for the year. Marion will host Pelham High (11-1) this Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. with the winner advancing to the State Championship Game.
   Last Friday the Eagles jumped out to a 21-7 halftime lead before the Red Devils scored twice in the third quarter to have the teams knotted at 21-21 going into the final period.
   The Eagles took a 28-21 lead with 9:07 left in the game and held on for the win. It was a bit of a role reversal for the Eagles, who lately have been falling behind and having to come back.
   "I think the last couple of games when we got ... The rest of the story.

   The No. 2 seeded Marion County High Eagles (10-2) will host No. 6 Pelham High (11-1) in the semifinal (Final Four) of the GHSA State Football Playoffs this Friday, Dec. 6 at 7:30 p.m. in Eagle Stadium.
   The teams appear to be similar on offense, although the Hornets have scored even more points (average 50 points to Marion's average of 34).
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