Wk 1 NRV 2022 Auburn vs Narrows Game

Wk 1 NRV 2022 Auburn vs Narrows Game 451 333 SWVA High School Sports

High tide for the Green Wave in 51-7 win over Auburn

Ragsdale Field, Narrows, VA – Football is back on the menu in Narrows as the Green Wave kicked off the
2022 season with a commanding 51-7 victory over the Auburn Eagles. Narrows came to win and the team in green pulled it off in spectacular fashion; scoring their first three touchdowns off big plays in the first quarter. QB 7 Aidan McGlothlin struck first, drilling WR 14 Carson Crigger for a stylish 57-yard TD up the home sideline. Aidan had a big night, throwing five touchdowns and completing all pass attempts in the process of racking up 214 passing yards. “It’s practice and repetition,” the senior QB said, ”It’s nice to see it happen in the game.” Sure enough, #7 and #14 connected again for another score as A. McGlothlin served another perfect pass down the sidelines to Crigger in the first quarter.
Repetition was the word of the night as this was a repeat first game of the season match-up between the Eagles and The Green Wave last year. The Eagles got on the scoreboard late. Sophomore QB 3 Landen Marrs floated a spiral into the hands of fellow WR 2 Brody Hensel. The Sophomore receiver took it to “the house.” While being hounded by what looked more like a Green Tsunami than a wave all night. Marrs managed to connect most of his passes, throwing for 143 yards.

Narrows Green Wave enters the field Friday night led by the ‘Bigs’

        As the score reflects, the Green Wave dominated pretty much every aspect of the game; even special teams. Not only did Narrows recover two onside kicks from Auburn, but they also snuck in a touchdown off a punt return. In a repeat of the Green Wave’s first kick-off where WR 6 Colier Pruett went the distance up the home sideline only to be pulled back by an early Green Wave holding flag, the junior dodged tackles and out sprinted the Eagles for a quick six points.

Auburn QB 3 Landon Marrs is forced out of the pocket by Narrows DL 71 Josh Middleton

        Pruett secured another TD early in the third after juking and somehow reeling in a slightly overthrown McGlothlin pass; making him one of four Narrows players to score multiple times throughout the night. Aside from 7 McGlothlin and 14 Crigger the other high touchdown provider was WR 1 Ryan Williams, who made his mark on the night after bullying his way into the endzone after catching two McGlothlin heaves.

The Eagles running game was held to 29 yards on the evening by a stiff Green Wave defense

Narrows Head Coach Kelly Lowe doles out instruction to WR/DB 6 Kolier Pruett

    Narrows got it done on the ground as well with senior RB 5 Reed Purdue breaking into the end zone after Auburn turned the ball over due to a high fourth down snap. The running load was mainly carried by senior RB 43 Sam Albert who broke free for a 44-yard TD sprint late into the third.

Narrow QB 7 Aiden McGlothin hits WR 1 Ryan Williams on a crossing pattern as an Eagle defender brings him down

 Narrows Head Coach Kelly Lowe liked what his team gave him, “It’s a big win, anytime you can start off with a game like this. We wanted to come out and improve on a lot of the things from the previous year… we want to try and be the complete group and keep working on our run game.” Coach Lowe and the Green Wave will be on the gridiron again Friday September 2nd against Bland County and Auburn will take on Craig County.   – Graham Whitaker

Going, going, gone – Green Wave WR 14 Carson Crigger heads to the endzone Friday night

RushingNarrows – Sam Albert 6-73, Reed Perdue 4/11, TD, Cooper Helvey3/32, Aidan McGlothlin 1-8, Hunter Owens 4-7, Nicholas Thompson 1-1, Duston Leftwich 1-(-3)  Auburn – Isaiah Keith 7-18, Landon Marrs 16-11
PassingNarrows – Aidan McGlothlin 9/9, 214, 5TDs, Hunter Owens 0/1, 0 Auburn –  Landon Marrs 10/17
ReceivingNarrows – Carson Crigger 3/104, 2TDs, Kolier Pruett 2/68, TD, Ryan Williams 2/30, 2TDs, Mason McCroskey 1/7, Reed Perdue 1/5  Auburn – Brody Hensel 3/82, TD, Isaac Wayne 2/33, Michael Wilson 2/18, Ayden White 1/4, Matthew Wheeler 1/4, Isaiah Keith 1/2
PuntingNarrows – Matt McGlothlin 2/45 avg Auburn – Hayden Wall 4/30 avg

First Quarter
   • Narrows: M. McGlothlin  57-yd pass from A. McGlothlin; M. McGlothlin PAT (4:12)
   • Narrows: R. Perdue 5-yard run; M. McGlothlin PAT (2:31)
   • Narrows: K. Pruett 73-yard punt return; M. McGlothlin PAT (0:30)
   • Narrows: C. Crigger 34-yard pass from A. McGlothlin; M. McGlothlin PAT (0:20)
Second Quarter
   • Narrows: R. Williams 13-yard pass from A. McGlothlin; M. McGlothlin PAT (7:04)
   • Narrows: R. Williams 17-yard pass from A. McGlothlin; M. McGlothlin PAT (1:29)
Third Quarter
   • Narrows: K. Pruett 57-yard pass from; M. McGlothlin PAT (9:50)
   • Narrows: S. Albert 44-yard run; M. McGlothlin PAT (2:32)
Fourth Quarter
   • Auburn: Hensel 56-yard pass from L. Marrs; Light PAT (3:21)

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