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Marines Mauled By West DePere 63-7
The Marinette Marines suffered their way through another early-season match up against one of the Bay Conferences best teams as they fell victim to West DePere Phantoms 63-7 on the road Friday night. West DePere (3-0, 2-0) is the 7-time defending Bay Conference champions.
It was 21-0 at the end of the first quarter as the Phantoms went on an offensive tear. In the opening frame, West DePere had the big-play effect working in its favor as they team scored on plays of 67 yards (run) and 69 yards (pass) to go along with an eight-yard scamper for a touchdown in the first.
The Marines (1-2) simply couldnt withstand the West DePere onslaught.
On the other hand, theres talent to be found on the Marinette roster and, in the second quarter, Colton Dessart got a chance to show what he can do. As Marines coach Andy Walters is quick to point out, when Dessart gets to the defenses second level, hes tough to catch. Such was the case in Marinettes lone scoring play on Friday night as Dessart split a pair of defenders and blasted past the Phantom secondary on his way to a 71-yard score.
Dessart finished the evening with 106 yards on eight carries.
The Marines will look to get back on track Friday night hosting winless Oconto Falls at 7pm