Mark Twain stung by big plays

Posted: Sep. 8, 2018 12:21 am

The Mark Twain football team was stung by big plays Friday night.

Mark Twain allowed four touchdowns of 52 yards or more during a 35-14 Eastern Missouri Conference loss at Bowling Green. 

Austin Callahan accounted for four Bobcat touchdowns on the night.

Callahan ran 26 yards for his initial score in the first quarter before completing a 52-yard touchdown pass to Matt Kay eight seconds into the second.

His 79-yard keeper with 5:35 until halftime gave the hosts a 29-8 lead.

Nathan Davenport provided the only points for Mark Twain in the first half with a 67-yard touchdown run. Logan Perrigo, who rushed for 101 yards on 25 carries, ran for the 2-point conversion.

Callahan ran 63 yards for a touchdown midway through the third quarter. 

Perrigo pulled the Tigers to within 21 points down with a 26-yard run with 1:21 left in the third. 

That proved to be the final touchdown of the contest. 

Avery Epperson led Mark Twain with nine tackles in the loss, while Ben Rule and Weston Berry each recovered fumbles.

Mark Twain (1-2) is scheduled to host South Callaway next Friday.

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