MARION — For Marion, Friday night was supposed to be a celebration. With a newly renovated stadium and a never-before played on turf field, the Giants had hopes of breaking in their new field with a win.
But by the time the game was over, Mt. Vernon’s 6-foot-3, 225-pound tight-end Dan Werner had left his mark on the new field, as the Marauders handed Marion a 42-9 loss.
Werner, whose brother Pete suffered a broken leg in last week’s game, took advantage of a shaky Marion defense early and often, rushing for 130 yards and four touchdowns in the first half alone.
“Honestly, it’s hard for me to take credit for [my yardage],” Werner said, “Because I feel like every time I was going out, I had wide open holes.”