By Mike Ferraro
CLINTON, SC – The Marist football team cruised to a 57-32 triumph at Presbyterian in Pioneer Football League play on Saturday.
The Red Foxes trailed 14-13 after the first quarter, but then proceeded to reel off 37 unanswered points in 16:51 of game time between the second and third quarters.
In the final six minutes of the second quarter, the Red Foxes scored 20 points on a Mekhai Johnson 22-yard touchdown run and Austin Day’s touchdown passes to Sydney Person and Brett Landis. Marist led 33-14 at halftime.
Hunter Cobb added a three-yard touchdown run 41 seconds into the third quarter. A 28-yard field goal by Luke Paladino and 10-yard scoring run by Johnson gave Marist a 50-14 lead entering the fourth quarter.
Marist closed out its scoring on a 45-yard touchdown pass from Julian McGarvey to Antoine Morales at the 13:17 mark of the fourth quarter.
Presbyterian added two late touchdown passes by Ren Hefley to make the final margin 57-32.
Marist is 5-4 on the season and 5-2 in PFL play.
Marist closes out the regular season at home against Butler on Saturday, Nov. 20.