Effingham Daily News, Effingham, IL


September 7, 2013

Lions edge Pirates 8-6

MARSHALL — Another Friday night, another defensive battle for the Cumberland Pirates.

It was also another heartbreaker for the Pirates, as they fell to the Marshall Lions 8-6 Friday night in Marshall. The Pirates lost to Paris 12-6 in their season opener.

Marshall scored on the first play of the second quarter, scoring on a one-yard run by Travis Adams. He would score on the two-point conversion as well, putting Marshall up 8-0.

It would stay like that for a while, as the Pirate offense scuffled and the defense held its ground.

"Our defense is really keeping us in games right now," said Cumberland head coach Kevin Maynard. "We've struggled putting the ball in the end zone. We had a heck of a couple stands."

Cumberland would finally find the promised land in the fourth quarter, scoring with 4:49 remaining on a one-yard run by Holden Elwood.

Maynard went back to Elwood on the two-point conversion and the running back was stuffed, leaving Cumberland agonizingly close.

"We have to learn to start better, we can't wait until the fourth quarter," Maynard said. "There was a couple things that didn't go our way, we've got to learn to play through those."

Elwood finished the game with 23 carries for 92 yards and a score, added two catches for 22 yards and had seven tackles. Monte Wolke was 4-for-10 passing for 46 yards and an interception and carried the ball 13 times for 13 yards.

Cody Judson led the Pirates with 8 tackles and Ethan Kemper added five.

Despite the growing pains offensively and the 0-2 start, Maynard is looking at next Friday's home opener against Oblong with an optimistic mindset.

"We grew. I saw some guys come together," he said. "I'm not happy with the fact we got beat, (but) I really think we grew tonight."

Cumberland 0 0 0 6 6

Marshall 0 8 0 0 8

2nd quarter

11:58 One yard run by Travis Adams, Adams 2-pt good, 8-0

4th quarter

4:49 Elwood 1 yard run, 2-pt attempt by Elwood no good, 8-6

Passing: Wolke 4/10, 46 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT

Rushing: Wolke 13 carries, 13 yards, Elwood 23 carries, 92 yards, TD, Dylan Martin 3/20

Receiving: Elwood 2/22, Duniphan 1/11, McMechan 1/13

Defensive: Cody Judson 8 tackles, Elwood 7 tackles, Kemper 5 tackles



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