North Marion brought a couple of thoroughbreds to Monarch Stadium in Moundsville Friday night, but the winless Huskies didn’t have the horses to keep up with the ones head coach Mark Hinerman kept trotting out of John Marshall’s stable.

The Monarchs (3-2) bolted out to a 31-0 halftime lead and Hinerman was able to spend the second half giving his younger colts some valuable game experience in a 38-14 blowout.

John Mar-shall quarterback Cy Moz-ingo completed 6-of-10 passes for 142 yards and two touchdowns while running for another TD as the Monarchs scored on their first five possessions against the outmanned visitors.

Mark Sampson ran the second half kickoff back 88 yards to up the count to 38-0 and the JM starters never saw the field again.

“You’d like to get your starters a little more work,” said Hinerman, “but the other kids work just as hard every day in practice so it’s good to see them get a chance to play.

“Give North Marion credit. They’re a little down right now but they’ve got three or four really good players and they always play hard.”

The Huskies took the opening kickoff and drove across midfield before the JM defense stiffened and forced a punt.

Marshall White ran it back 29 yards to the John Marshall 45 and the rout was on.

It took the Monarchs just five plays to cover the remaining 55 yards. Jacob Carnahan covered the final 20 after pulling in a quick out from Mozingo by spinning around his defender and outracing him to the corner of the end zone.

Matt Deel added the PAT and tacked on a 25-yard field goal for a 10-0 John Marshall lead after one quarter.

The Huskies, who got outstanding performances from tailback Johnny Rogers and fullback Eric Hinerman in a losing cause, drove into JM territory again as the second quarter got under way only to come away empty-handed.

White intercepted a deflected pass by North Marion’s Josh Harvey at his own 29 and set sail down the right sideline. A hustling Harvey tumbled White out of bounds at the Husky 8 but that only delayed the inevitable.

Josh Brady capped the short scoring drive with a 3-yard touchdown run to make it 17-0.

Sampson set up the next John Marshall score as Mozingo hit the speedy junior in stride on a crossing route and Sampson sprinted 58 yards to the North Marion 12. A 5-yard toss from Mozingo to Brady made it 24-0 with 5:52 showing on the second quarter clock.

The Monarchs’ Corey Meeker short-circuited the next Husky possession with an interception at the North Marion 45.

Logan Jarrett got behind the visitors’ secondary on the very next snap and pulled down a 38-yard rainbow from Mozingo to set up another first-and-goal for the hosts.

Mozingo scrambled in from 7 yards out to conclude the first half scoring.

“I thought our offense played fairly well in the first half,” said Hinerman. “We weren’t perfect but anytime you can score 31 points in a half, you’re doing something right.”

The Huskies added a pair of cosmetic touchdowns after intermission.

Rogers had a 7-yard touchdown run in the third quarter while Harvey hit Jason Jones with an 8-yard touchdown pass in the first minute of the fourth quarter.

The John Marshall reserves drove inside the North Marion 5 in the game’s final minute but Hinerman had them take a knee to run out the clock rather than running up the score.

The Monarchs spread the ball around on offense with eight players getting at least one carry and five players catching one or more passes. John Marshall had 10 plays that covered 15 yards or more turned in by six different players.

“We have four or five guys who are capable of making big plays,” said Hinerman. “We’ve moved the ball pretty well all year but we’ve had some situations where we’ve stopped ourselves with mistakes or penalties.”

Despite picking up their third straight win, the coach said his Monarchs still have some work to do.

North Marion’s Rogers led all runners with 119 yards on 24 carries while Eric Hinerman, who also took some snaps at quarterback during the second quarter, ran for 84 yards on 11 attempts.

“The defense has been playing a little better but we’re still giving up too many big plays,” said Hinerman. “We need to get better on defense.”

John Marshall goes back on the road next week to take on Weir, while North Marion (0-5) visits intra-country rival East Fairmont at East-West Stadium.

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