Effingham against Highland didn’t start until close to 9 PM and after another delay in the third quarter, it turned into a marathon that didn’t get over until well after midnight. Highland was able to keep the pressure up and got the win 47-14.
Highland was led on offense by their quarterback, Marti, who had 208 yards rushing and 150 yards passing, totaling three touchdowns.
Effingham got on the board first after a Morrissey interception, Effingham drove down the field and scored on a 3 yard touchdown run by Hill to go up 7-0.
Highland answered however on their next drive with a 33 yard touchdown run by Marti. Highland would then score three more unanswered touchdowns going up 26-7. Effingham would score on a Vasquez 4 yard touchdown run with 1:40 left in the half to make it 26-14. Highland however would score one last time before the half on a 68 yard screen pass touchdown from Marti to Feldman to make it 33-14 at the half.
The second half was impacted by another lightning delay at 10:40 PM. Highland scored with 6:46 left in the game on a Rakers 10 yard touchdown run. Highland added one more score on a 83 yard run by Feldman with 3:40 left in the game.
Effingham will try to refocus as they open conference play next week against Charleston at home.
Passing: Wolfe (6/14, 52 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT); Vasquez (6/15, 45 yards, 0 TD, 1 INT)
Rushing: McCabe (1-21-0); Hill (29-141-1); Vasquez (10-18-1); H. Smith (1-(-1)-0); Marschewski (5-20-0)
Receiving: Miller (1-0-0); P. Smith (1-5-0); H. Smith (4-45-0); Hill (2-28-0); Herron (3-18-0); L. Smith (1-1-0)