Parrish, Sages score early, often in rout
CLINTON — Quarterback Sam Parrish threw for three touchdowns and ran for another as the Sages stayed perfect.
The Sages were crisp on offense, scoring on their first four offensive possessions and found the end zone six of their seven opportunities in the first half.
After Clay Becker opened the scoring with a 17-yard touchdown run in the game’s opening minutes, Parrish found Josh Burton in the front corner of the end zone for an 11-yard score. Then it was tight end Colton Gibson’s turn, hauling in two touchdown catches, one from 4 yards out and another from 19 yards.
“We didn’t overlook the opponent this week like we did in Warrensburg,” Parrish said. “We had a real good week in practice. We were throwing and catching balls. The line was really good. That kind of boosted my confidence a little bit and made me come out a little bit more relaxed.”
Running backs Dylan Knisley (40 yards) and Matt Justus (52, 11) scored the other three touchdowns for Monticello. The Clinton offense struggled for the second week in a row, finally reaching the end zone late in the fourth quarter on a Caleb Luck 25-yard TD run.
Luck finished with 99 yards on nine carries.
After recovering a fumble on the ensuing kickoff, the Maroons scored again one play later, a 31-yard pass by running back Mason Dial to Eli Logue.
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TEAM CONF. OVERALL
Monticello 1 0 4 1
Unity 1 0 4 1
St. Teresa 1 0 3 2
Sullivan/Okaw Valley 0 1 2 3
Clinton 0 1 1 4
Shelbyville 0 1 1 4
NEXT FRIDAY’S GAMES
Clinton at Shelbyville
St. Teresa at Unity
Sullivan-Okaw Valley at Monticello