It took two plays longer for the Marionville Comets to score in Week 2 than it did in Week 1, but the end result was the same for the Comets in the end, as they rolled to a 33-6 victory over Willow Springs to improve to 2-0 on the season.
Three plays into the game, quarterback Ryan Mayberry found Evan Dotson for a 64-yard touchdown pass to put Marionville on the board. Coltin Elliott kicked a successful extra point to give the Comets a 7-0 lead just a minute and a half into the game.
Each team struggled to get its offense going in the rest of the quarter, both going three-and-out on multiple drives. It would take until the 7:08 mark of the second quarter for the Comets to find the end zone again, as running back Josh Goodman completed a three-yard run for the score to put the home team up 13-0.
Marionville added another score about three minutes later, as a big catch and run by Alex Gracia on third down and eight brought Marionville down to the Bears' eight-yard line for first-and-goal. Goodman ran in for his second touchdown of the quarter, but the two-point conversion try was no good, leaving the Comets with a 19-0 lead.
Marionville fielded the onside kick on the ensuing kickoff and drove down to within five yards of the end zone, but penalties and an eventual incomplete pass on fourth down gave the ball back to Willow Springs. The half would end with Marionville maintaining the 19-0 lead.
The Comets added another touchdown in the third quarter after an interception by Lane Jennings. Goodman ran 11 yards to the end zone for his third touchdown of the game with 3:25 left in the quarter. Jeremy Vickers completed the two-point conversion to make it 27-0, a score that would hold until the fourth quarter.
Willow Springs finally made it on the scoreboard with 11:25 to go in the game, scoring a touchdown to make it 27-6, but the Comets would easily block the PAT attempt to keep a 21-point lead.
One more Marionville touchdown would put the game out of reach for Willow Springs, and the Comets held on for the 33-6 non-conference win.
Marionville will open Mid-Lakes Conference play on Friday with a trip to Strafford. Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.