ELLAVILLE, Ga. -- Johnny Royal had 23 carries for 129 yards and a touchdown in Marion County's 21-6 win over Schley County.
Schley took a 6-0 lead in the second quarter, but a 10-yard touchdown pass from Dustin Eckert to Trae Swanson gave the Eagles a lead they would not relinquish.
After the score by Royal in the third quarter, Eckert punched one in from six yards out in the fourth for the game's final score.
Eckert was 5-8 for 62 yards and one touchdown. He also had 57 yards on the ground. Lorenzo Smothers led the defense with 12 tackles and an 80-yard interception return that sealed the victory. Brandon Green came in with nine tackles.
The Eagles have won their last five meetings with Schley County now, and they are undefeated at 5-0 on the season, 2-0 in Region 4-A.
Marion County will host Pacelli Friday at 7:30 p.m.Friday at Schley CountyMarion 0 7 7 7--21
Schley 0 6 0 0--6Second Quarter
S -- Trey Minter 30 run (kick failed), 7:24
M -- Trae Swanson 10 pass from Dustin Eckert (A.J. Wells kick), 2:50Third QuarterM -- Johnny Royal 1 run (Wells kick), 8:31Fourth QuarterM -- Eckert 6 run (Wells kick), 1:37
Team records: Marion: 5-0, 2-0 Region 4-A. Next: Pacelli at Marion County, Friday, 7:30 p.m.