Urrutia brothers shine in Fern Creek victory

Mario Urrutia and his brother Maurice helped Louisville Fern Creek High School secure its first win of the young season on Friday night as the Tigers defeated John Hardin High School 41-38.

Senior wide receiver Mario Urrutia (6'6, 210) started slow in the contest with just one reception for 7 yards in the first half of play. The second half was another story, when he pulled in 5 passes for 169 yards and three touchdowns. He displayed his speed and elusiveness by breaking free on two touchdown receptions that went for 46 and 70 yards each.

"Last year everyone would double and triple team me," Mario explained to ITV. "This year they also have to look at my brother. Seeing him out there with me is beautiful really."

Maurice Urrutia (ITV)
Maurice Urrutia, a junior this year, turned in an equally impressive outing on Friday night. The 6'2 receiver had 6 catches for 119 yards and two touchdowns. His scores were also deep strikes of 35 and 41 yards each.

Defensively, Maurice recorded two solo tackles, eight assisted, one interception and two additional pass breakups.

"We talk a lot on the field," Maurice told ITV of his on the field relationship with his older brother. "We play really well together."

Mario, who made a verbal commitment to Kentucky in the spring, once again told InsidetheVille.com that he will wait until later in the year before making a final decision on where to play. He has offers from Kentucky, Louisville, Virginia and Nebraska and is also receiving considerable attention from Michigan and West Virginia.

Maurice, who grew up a fan of the Cardinals, has yet to receive attention from college recruiters, told ITV that he believes that he'll hear from both Louisville and Kentucky soon. With continued performances such as this, Maurice can expect to begin hearing quite a lot from a number of programs.

Sophomore quarterback K.J. Black, who struggled with an injury during the preseason, may have found his form in the victory on Friday night. After failing to complete a single pass in 7 attempts last week in a backup role, Black completed 21 of 33 passes for 406 yards and 5 touchdowns against John Hardin.

Freshman Mike Marshall, who we introduced to ITV readers on August 19th in our article 'Scouting Fern Creek', continued to display his future potential when he returned a fumble for a score and had a big pass deflection in the final minutes of the game.

Fellow freshman, Walt Perry, was impressive in recording 8 solo tackles and 10 assisted tackles from his linebacker position.

Fern Creek will visit Louisville Shawnee on September 5th.

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