Against 4A Marion, the Marauders opened the game with momentum behind a 20-yard completion from quarterback Zac Montgomery to wide receiver Alex Barnett. They followed the first play up with a strong 11-yard run from Eric Jones.
Mt. Vernon (6-5): Sixth-year coach Doug Armstrong has an experienced offensive line returning, along with senior running back/linebacker Nathan Seifert (940 yards rushing, 150 tackles) and a new quarterback in junior Zac Montgomery. The Marauders could challenge in the sectional after a four-year title drought.