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MARULLO'S RUNS LEAD CLEAR LAKE PAST JACKETS

Marullo's runs lead Clear Lake past Jackets

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The Alvin Sun | 10/9/2018

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Christian Marullo rushed for 188 yards and two touchdowns, while quarterback Shae Suiaunoa also passed for two scores to lead Clear Lake over Alvin 63-14 in 24-6A football action Friday night at AISD Memorial Stadium.

Suiaunoa accounted for 143 all-purpose yards, as well.

The contest was the district opener for the Yellowjackets, who slipped to 0-5 overall, while the Falcons (2-4 overall) evened their league mark at 1-1.

Alvin opened the contest with an impressive 12-play, 65-yard march which ate up over six-and-a half minutes on the clock. Both tailback James Smith and quarterback Ian Tribble converted fourth down and short situations with key runs and Smith finished off the series with a 14-yard dash with 5:25 left in the opening period.

Austin Almaraz booted the extra point through the uprights for a 7-0 Alvin lead.

Lake also drove to the Jackets’ 30-yard line on their initial series, but after a fourth down fling by Donovan Sweeny fell incomplete to turn the ball over, the Jackets appeared to be on the verge of reaching the end zone again.

Tribble hooked up with Smith for a 56-yard catch-and-run reception to the Falcons’ 20. However, Alvin was unable to cash in from there and Lake followed with a 28-point outburst in the second quarter.

Suiaunoa passed 13 yards to David Burton, while Burton (two receptions for 73 yards) hauled in a 59-yard scoring strike to put Lake in front for good at 14-7 a few minutes later. The Falcons then converted fumbles on consecutive Alvin series into TD’s to make it 28-7 at intermission.

Marullo exploded for a 73- yard scoring run with 8:30 left in the third quarter to increase the margin to 35-7, while the senior speedster rambled for 21 yards with five minutes remaining.

Blake Baltazar and Hunter Levins the followed with TD runs of 14 and 37 yards, respectively.

Smith scored the Jackets’ other TD on a one-yard run in the game’s closing seconds.

Alvin next meets Clear Creek on Oct. 12 in League City at 7 p.m. The game will be played at Veterans' Memorial Stadium next to the Creek high school campus.

Creek fell to Dickinson 48- 21, while Clear Brook outlasted Clear Falls in a 41-31 offensive slugfest.

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