Either Marshall County or Hopkinsville is headed for its first loss. Marshall County opened the season in convincing fashion Friday night, defeating Heath 59-14 in the Jackson Purchase Alliance Bowl. The Marshals opened the season in the win column despite the loss of one of the top players in school history.
Alan Williams carried the Marshall County offense last season. The do-it all tailback will be missed since he has moved on via graduation. On the ground, in 13 games, Williams rushed for 1,651 yards and 20 touchdowns on 251 attempts. Williams was also the leading receiver for Marshall County, hauling in 52 catches for 458 yards and six touchdowns. He led Marshall County in scoring, finishing the campaign with 28 total touchdowns.
The Marshals play in a challenging Class 6A, District 1 that also includes Daviess County, Henderson County, Madisonville, Apollo and Graves County. Marshall County finished 2007 9-4. St. Xavier blistered the Marshals 65-0 in the third week of the KHSAA Class 6A State Playoffs. Marshall County defeated Henderson County and Daviess County before falling to mighty St. Xavier.
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