Marauders beat Nimitz Vikings 53-7


Emily Lundell

This was the team's second district game of the season. The Marauders also won their first district match up.

The Marauders defeated the Nimitz Vikings 53-7 on Thursday night. The team currently has a record of 4-1 on the season and 2-0 in the first two district games.

“We executed offensively, defensively and special teams wise,” head coach Kevin Atkinson said.

The Marauder defense played a major role in the win and didn’t allow Nimitz to score until the last four minutes of the game. They were able to get fumbles and interceptions all over the field.

My receivers, running backs and tight ends were blocking well for me on my scoring plays. ”

— J. Michael Sturdivant

The Marauder offense scored on eight of 11 drives. Junior quarterback Garrett Nussmeier threw five touchdowns for 305 yards in the air. Three of his touchdowns went to junior wide receiver J. Michael Sturdivant, who ended the night with 139 yards in the air and three touchdowns.

“My receivers, running backs and tight ends were blocking well for me on my scoring plays,” Sturdivant said.

The Marauders are in a similar position as they were last year, with a 4-1 record going into week six. The previous season ended when they got win out of their last five games and missed the playoffs.

“Let’s see what we learned from last year,” quarterback coach Eli Rodriguez said.

Their next game will be against the Hebron Hawks on Friday at 7 p.m. It will be held on the Marauders’ home field.