Marist Football Defeated At Valparaiso

VALPARAISO, Indiana – The Marist football team (3-4 overall, 2-2 Pioneer Football League) suffered a 49-15 defeat at Valparaiso (3-4, 2-2) in a PFL contest on Saturday afternoon at Brown Field.
The game was delayed twice by thunderstorms, with the delay time totaling three hours and 36 minutes. The contest concluded over six hours after it started.
Marist had two first-quarter drives inside the Valparaiso five-yard line. The first one ended in an interception, and the second ended in a 23-yard field goal by red-shirt junior kicker Joe Giglio.
On the next play from scrimmage, Valparaiso’s Jimmy Seewald connected with Parker Fox on a 70-yard touchdown pass.
Lightning delayed the game at 1:31 p.m. local time with 2:49 left in the first quarter, and Valparaiso holding a 7-3 lead. Play resumed after a delay of one hour, 25 minutes.
Jarrett Morgan’s five-yard touchdown run gave Valparaiso a 14-3 lead with 7:36 left in the second quarter.
Lightning delayed the game for the second time at 3:21 p.m. local time with 7:28 left in the second quarter. The game resumed after a deal of two hours, 11 minutes.
Valparaiso drove to the Marist 3 late in the first half, but red-shirt sophomore Peter Delatour blocked a field goal to keep the score at 14-3 entering halftime.
The Crusaders outscored the Red Foxes in the third quarter, 21-6. Marist’s lone touchdown in third quarter on a 40-yard touchdown pass from red-shirt junior quarterback Mike White to junior wide receiver Juston Christian.
Valparaiso added a defensive touchdown in the fourth quarter on a fumble recovery in the end zone, and a 34-yard rushing score by Cody Boxrucker to extend its lead to 49-15.
Red-shirt freshman quarterback Jacob Hallenbeck had a one-yard touchdown run to account for the game’s final points.
Marist returns home to face PFL foe Drake on Saturday, Oct. 21. Kickoff at Tenney Stadium is set for 1 p.m
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