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Marbury squeezes past Montevallo

The battle of the Bulldogs went to Marbury last night, as they eased past Montevallo in the fourth quarter 18-17.

Marbury took the lead with 3:30 remaining when Pierre Warren rushed for a 15-yard touchdown. The conversion attempt was no good, but 1 point was all Marbury needed for the win.

Montevallo’s Toney Kent drew first blood in the second quarter on a 26-yard touchdown run. With 3:53 remaining in the half, Kevin Callender found Brandon Lilly for a 41-yard touchdown pass.

With 1:12 remaining, Marbury’s Wesley Warren responded with a 6-yard score. The kick was no good, and Marbury trailed by 8 points at halftime.

In the third, an interception by Montevallo’s Deonte Lilly set up an 18-yard field goal by Gilberto Fernandez, making the score 17-6. Lilly intercepted again with just 1 second left in the third.

About midway into the fourth, Marbury’s Keston Chatman completed a 27-yard touchdown pass to Michael Hand. The conversion was no good, but Warren and the Marbury Bulldogs had the last word in this contest.

– Scott Mims can be reached at scott.mims@clantonadvertiser.com