St. Joseph Lafayette rolls over LeBlond
By Thomas Huitt-Johnson The St. Joseph News-Press
On a night when Lafayette honored former coach Scott Marriott, the Fighting Irish decided to play football his way.
Bishop LeBlond didn’t have an answer for Lafayette’s attack, as the Irish defeated the Golden Eagles 54-0 on Friday night at Alumni Stadium. Lafayette (3-0) torched LeBlond on the ground with 359 yards and four touchdowns, the same way Marriott used to run his team in the 1980s.
Marriott, who coached the Fighting Irish for 12 seasons, died in December, and Friday night Lafayette renamed the football field after the former coach, as well as revealing a new monument in the corner of the southeast end zone.
Dozens of players he coached as well as former assistant coaches who worked under Marriott stood on the field before the game as Marriott’s son gave a speech to kick off the night.
“(My family) and I are truly thankful,” Colby Marriott said. He didn’t stop there, giving praise to coach Paul Woolard’s 2011 Irish.
“Coach Woolard has honored my dad in many ways.”
On Friday night, Woolard proved Colby Marriott right.
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