MALDEN - The Malden Green Wave were unable to bounce back after their huge loss last week, falling to the Charleston Blue Jays 40-14 on their own homecoming.
Charleston would strike on their first drive of the night, scoring after a 9-yard rush by Joseph Watts with 6:27 left in the 1st Quarter. The point-after-attempt was no good.
Charleston would score again on their second drive of the night after a 40-yard touchdown pass from Josh Marshall to Bobby Clark with 4:16 left in the first quarter. The field goal after the touchdown was blocked.
Malden would get on the board with 0:55 left in the first quarter after a 29-yard rush by Trey Porter who would break about eight tackles before reaching the end zone. The snap for the PAT was bad and the conversion was no good.
Charleston's next touchdown of the night came as a result of a 11-yard rush by Clark with 2:40 left in the 1st half. The PAT was good.
Charleston would not yet be done in the 1st half though, as Charleston's Phillip Warren would recover a fumble by Malden's Jonathan Henfling and Marshall would throw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Clark with 28 seconds left in the 1st half. Charleston would go in to the half with a 26-6 lead after the PAT.
Charleston's first touchdown of the 2nd half came after a 41-yard touchdown pass from Marshall to Clark with 8:58 left in the third quarter. The PAT was good.
Charleston final score of the game came after a 2-yard rush by James Williams with 11:57 left in the game. The PAT was good.
Malden would get their final score of the night after a 33-yard rush by Trey Porter with 1:09 left in the game. Malden's two point conversion attempt was good after Nate Butler ran it in to the end zone.
Charleston will be back in action next Friday when they travel to play SEMO Central rival Dexter at 7:00 p.m.