Eagles soar past Marshals on the road

October 16, 2021 | 12:03 am

Updated October 16, 2021 | 3:05 am

Wrapping up a two-game road trip, Apollo was able to extend its winning streak to five games on Friday by defeating Marshall County 28-14.

It was an offensive showdown in the first half, as the Eagles headed into the locker room leading the Marshals 21-14.

Apollo expanded on its lead in the second half by scoring once more, while holding Marshall County scoreless in the second half en route to a 28-14 road victory.

The Eagles had a balanced attack offensively, led by junior quarterback Christian Combs. He threw for 220 yards and one touchdown on 14-19 passing on the night.

Senior Evan Miller was Combs’ primary target all game, finishing with a total of 145 receiving yards and one touchdown on five catches.

Meanwhile the backfield was as dynamic as ever, with sophomore Noah Rhinerson (16 carries, 117 yards, one touchdown) and junior Donte Dixon (16 carries, 79 yards, two touchdowns) combined for a total of 196 rushing yards and three touchdowns.

The Eagles are flying past opponents for wins as of late, as the victory over the Marshals extends their winning streak to five games.

Apollo now sits at 6-2 overall on the season and will have a tough matchup at home when they take on Daviess County at 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 22.

October 16, 2021 | 12:03 am

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