Marion County scored early and often, and showed why they are the top team in Class 4A, District 4 with a dominating, 42-7 victory at Robert Doyle Stadium on Friday.
The Rockets (0-4, 0-2 in the district) narrowly avoided the shutout when senior Quinten Cottrell scored on a 3-yard run with less than a minute to play.
The Knights used a powerful running attack to grind out 424 rushing yards on 58 carries. Senior running back Joseph Hazelwood scored four touchdowns, including runs of 31 and 41 yards. Clayton Smith and Austin Turner added the two other scores.