Marietta - Taylor’s four touchdowns provided the bulk of Marietta’s points, but Corbin Alkire’s 1-yard TD run at the 5:02 mark in the first quarter opened the scoring. Later in the period, Taylor’s 64-yard scamper made it 14-0.
Warren’s Evan Gandee answered and got the Warriors on the board on the ensuing kickoff, running 99 yards to the end zone. The extra-point was blocked by Scott Offenberger to make it 14-6.
Marietta (2-0) responded on its next possession, driving all the way to Warren’s 16-yard line before Tony Munos ran in for a touchdown to make it 21-6. Gandee and the Warriors had another answer, as quarterback Kurt Taylor found the junior receiver for a 50-yard scoring strike with 6:38 left in the first half.
Chase Taylor struck again, though, scoring on 63-yard burst on the first play of the Tigers’ next drive to make it 28-13 at halftime.
“Hats off to (Marietta),” said Warren head coach Matt Kimes. “They have a couple good running backs who are experienced and know what they’re doing. We fought like heck to give them a game.”