Marshall downs Blue Earth in rain

LUE EARTH- The Marshall Tigers defeated the Blue Earth Buccaneers 28-7 in a game that was called with 2:41 to go in the third quarter at Blue Earth on Friday night. Both the offensive and defensive sides of the ball made big plays for the Tigers.

“I thought we did a nice job for our first game of the year, we took care of the football and kept mistakes to a minimum. I thought our defense did a great job most of the night with the exception of the first drive of the second half,” said coach Terry Bahlmann. That scoring drive by the Buccaneers was just about the only miscue from the Tigers.

Bahlmann was impressed by his team’s passing. “Offensively we moved the ball at times and were able to make a couple of big plays in the passing game. I thought the touchdown pass from Brad Bahlmann to Sam Marshall for forty five yards right before the half was a huge play,” he said.

Quarterback Brad Bahlmann threw three touchdowns to three different recievers. The also ran one in himself.

The defense limited Blue Earth to only 60 yards. They also sacked the Blue Earth quarterback three times and forced an interception. “Max Roelfsema had an excellent game for us really setting the tone with a couple of big hits and an interception,” said coach Bahlmann.

The weather seemed to be the thing that disapointed coach Bahlmann the most. The game was delayed for nearly two hours before finally being called.

Marshall travels to West St. Paul on Friday night to face Henry Sibley. Kickoff is at 7 p.m.