COLFAX - Zach Rubenbauer rushed for 299 yards and six touchdowns and the East Marshall football team pulled away from Colfax-Mingo for a 58-28 triumph in Friday night's prep football opener.
The Mustangs led 20-14 at halftime and added two touchdowns in the third quarter to stretch their lead to 18 before outscoring the host Tigerhawks 26-14 in the fourth period.
The win ended East Marshall's 12-game losing streak, dating back to a Mustang victory at South Hardin on Oct. 1, 2010. The Mustangs have won four of their last five meetings with Colfax-Mingo.
Josh Wilson also rushed for 215 yards and one touchdown on 25 carries, and quarterback Walker Steward added 30 yards on the ground.
Steward also completed the only pass he attempted for another score, hooking up with Mitch Berry from 34 yards.
Berry led the East Marshall defense with two interceptions and Rubenbauer had the other, as Colfax-Mingo's pass-first offense finished 19-for-31 for 263 yards through the air. Jared Myers led the Tigerhawks going 14-for-24 for 194 yards with two TDs.
Byron Johnson hauled in six passes for 84 yards and two scores, while Jaden Van Dyke caught six balls for 90 yards for Colfax-Mingo.
East Marshall remains on the road for its Week 1 game next Friday night at BGM, Brooklyn. The Mustangs play their home opener on Aug. 31 against Hudson.
Melcher-Dallas 46, Colo-NESCO 30
COLO - Trent Fleshner rushed for 194 yards and three touchdowns, and Kenneth Wadle had seven catches for 114 yards and three more scores as Melcher-Dallas made Colo-NESCO's 8-man football debut a losing one, 46-30, on Friday night.
The Saints scored the game's first 22 points but had to hold off a late comeback attempt by Colo-NESCO. The host Royals outscored their guests 16-6 in the third quarter to get within 10, 34-24, but they could get no closer.
Melcher-Dallas quarterback Dalton Roseland went 9-for-13 for 136 yards and three touchdowns with no interceptions.
Adam Lytle carried 28 times for 155 yards and two touchdowns to lead Colo-NESCO. Quarterback Taylor Hill had 11 attempts for 74 yards, including a 49-yard TD scamper, and Brandyn Niemeyer added 67 yards keyed by a 29-yard scoring run.
The Royals had just 44 yards through, with Niemeyer catching three passes for 28 yards.