Thunderbirds struggle at Mark Twain

By Nathan Lilley, General Manager
Posted 10/21/21

Three turnovers proved costly as the North Callaway Thunderbirds fell 22-8 to Mark Twain Friday night. Mark Twain led 8-0 at the half at 22-0 entering the fourth quarter.

Trevor Ray put the …

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Thunderbirds struggle at Mark Twain

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Three turnovers proved costly as the North Callaway Thunderbirds fell 22-8 to Mark Twain Friday night. Mark Twain led 8-0 at the half at 22-0 entering the fourth quarter.

Trevor Ray put the Thunderbirds on the board with 9:39 to go in the game on a three-yard run.

Mark Twain controlled the line on both sides of the ball and created chaos in Callaway’s backfield, sacking quarterback Braydn O’Neal five times.

Offensively, numbers were comparable, with the Thunderbirds netting 127 yards on the ground, led by Ray, who had 65 yards on 10 runs. Mark Twain had 203 yards rushing.

The Thunderbirds had 74 yards passing compared to 55 for Mark Twain.

Brandon Speight led the defense with nine tackles, followed by Ray, who had eight.

Mark Twain improves to 7-1 overall and 6-1 the conference with the win. 

The Thunderbirds are 4-3 overall and 4-2 in the conference heading into Friday night’s game as they host Montgomery County.

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