Mark Twain built a 24-6 first-half lead and never looked back Friday night en route to a 44-18 district win over Schuyler County.

Mark Twain built a 24-6 first-half lead and never looked back Friday night en route to a 44-18 district win over Schuyler County.

Avery Epperson accounted for all three first-half scores for Mark Twain on runs of 5, 2 and 2 yrds.

The Tigers put the game out of reach with 20 third quarter points. Accounting for the second half scores were Logan Perrigo (21-yard run), Ben Rule (2-yard run) and Bradyn McLeod (5-yard run).

Mark Twain rushed for 397 yards. Perrigo led the Tiger ground assault with 268 yards on 31 carries.

The 5-5 Tigeers, who have won four straight, face second-seeded Westran, 8-2, in the next round of districts on Nov. 2.