Early injuries contribute to Marengo High loss at Chickasaw

CHICKASAW – Marengo High School fell behind early after sustaining two key injuries Friday night in an contest that ultimately saw Chickasaw High School prevail over the visiting Panthers 46-16.

“We went into the game with a good scheme and we were ready to play,” said Marengo head coach Eberne Myrthil. “We lost both of our receivers who are also our cornerbacks, and Chickasaw took advantage of that like any well-coached team would. They were able to throw over the top on us a lot.”

Myrthil was pleased with his own teams’ rushing attack. “We knew we would be able to run the ball and we did,” he said. “We played hard, but once we got behind it was hard to catch up.”

Two Panther players hit the century mark in rushing – Cordarius Pritchett amassed 120 yards and Tavoris Harris added 101. Each had a touchdown for MHS.

Floyd Simmons led the Marengo defensive effort with 12 tackles.

Marengo High falls to 1-2 with the setback, and 0-2 in Class 1A, Region 1. The Panthers face another Region foe Friday night, hosting Millry.

“That will be another tough ballgame,” said Myrthil. “The only advantage is that they are coming to our place. We are a better team at home, like most high school football teams are.”