Manteo defeats First Flight in Marlin Bowl, 20-15

By on September 24, 2022

First Flight junior Seth Daniels (right) fights off a stiff-arm to the facemask from Manteo sophomore Cam Sylvester. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight sophomore Nate Canning (#13) dodges a tackle from Manteo sophomore Grey O'neal (#5) (Photos by Taylor Newton)
Manteo's Marching Band performs during the halftime show of the Marlin Bowl. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight sophomore Everest Ovellette carries the ball into the end-zone. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
Manteo senior Yassien Burton (#21) in pursuit of First Flight sophomore Alex Bryson.(#4). (Photos by Taylor Newton)
Manteo sophomore Cam Sylvester (#3) dives into the end-zone to score a two-point conversion. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
First Flight senior Jace Porrata (#6) attempts to make a run through Manteo's defense. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
The Manteo Football Team and their student section celebrate after winning the Marlin Bowl, finishing with a score of 20-15. (Photos by Taylor Newton)
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Photos by Taylor Newton

The coveted Marlin goes back to Manteo High School after it defeated First Flight on Sept. 23 by a score of 20-15 in the annual Marlin Bowl between the Dare County rivals.

The game, played at Manteo, was a hard-fought affair with the lead changing hands. Manteo led 12-6 at the half, with First Flight moving ahead 13-12 after a third quarter touchdown. Manteo struck back with a touchdown and two-point conversion to make it 20-13. First Flight cashed in with a safety to tighten the game at 20-15 about halfway through the fourth quarter. And that’s where the score stayed.

According to a tweet from First Flight, the Manteo win means that the all-time record in Marlin Bowl competition has First Flight with 10 wins and Manteo with 9.




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