BUENA VISTA, Ga. -- Marion County made it six wins in a row against Pacelli with a 28-14 victory over the Vikings Friday night at Eagle Stadium. Both teams came into the contest undefeated.
Lorenzo Smothers had 4 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown, 3 catches for 98 yards and a 75-yard punt return for a score on the night.
Johnny Royal accounted for the Eagles other two touchdowns on runs of 3 and 6 yards.
Pacelli took a 7-0 lead into halftime thanks to a 6-yard touchdown run by quarterback Wyatt Peterson, but the Eagles came back and put the game away late.
Marion County is now 3-0 in Region 4-A and 6-0 overall. Pacelli falls to 2-1 in Region 4-A and 5-1 overall.Pacelli at Marion CountyPacelli 0 7 0 7--17
Marion Co. 0 0 14 14--28Second Quarter
P -- Wyatt Peterson 6 run (Kevin Jacobs kick), 9:14Third QuarterM -- Johnny Royal 3 run (A.J. Wells kick), 8:52
M-- Lorenzo Smothers 75 punt return (Wells kick), 4:25Fourth QuarterM -- Smothers 53 run (Wells kick), 11:41
P -- Bryan Foster 10 pass from Peterson (Jacobs kick), 8:34
M -- Royal six run (Wells kick), 3:47
Team records: Marion County 6-0, 3-0 Region 4-A; Pacelli 5-1, 2-1 Region 4-A. Next: Dooly County at Marion County, Friday, 7:30 p.m. Greenville at Pacelli, Friday, 7:30 p.m.