Philip decimates Jones County 53-0
The Scotties won their first home game of the season on Friday, September 1, with a score of 53-0. A minute and three seconds remained on the clock.
The new mercy rule was implemented in Philip's first game of the season game by the Scotties against the Jones County Coyotes. A new ruling is the continuous running of the clock in the second half.
According to the South Dakota High School Athletic Association, the mercy rule is "when a team secures a 35 point lead in the second half, the clock will continue to run except for time-outs (team or official) and after a score. If the point margin falls below 35 points, regulation timing resumes. If a team is 50 points or more ahead at the end of the first half or if it secures such a lead during the second half, the game is ended immediately. Regulation timing is followed in the first half regardless of the score."
Philip led 16-0 after the quarter, and led 41-0 at halftime. They added six points in third quarter. With most of the fourth quarter used up, the Scotties scored again to close down the game by virtue of the 50-point mercy rule.
Philip 16 25 6 6 = 53
Jones County 0 0 0 0 = 0
Nathan O'Dea scored the first touchdown with a 36-yard run. Jake Mathews ran in for two extra points.
Zane Fees scored with a 30-yard run. O'Dea ran in the two extra points.
Allen Hauk ran a 19-yard touchdown. The extra point attempt failed. O'Dea scored on a 2-yard run. Alex Moos made the extra point kick.
Fees scored on a 39-yard run. The extra point kick failed. James Williamson ran for a 26-yard touchdown. The kick failed.
Fees ran in the next two touchdowns - first on a 31-yard run, after which the extra point run failed; then he again scored on a 29-yard run.
The Scotties rushed the ball 29 times for 405 yards. Philip offensive standouts: O'Dea - 5 carries for 107 yards; Fees - 7 for 226; Hauk - 9-68. The Scotties had 29 carries for 405 yards. Philip defensive standouts: J. Williamson had three solo and three assisted tackles; Lincoln Smith had two solo and five assisted tackles.
The Philip Scotties will host the Lyman Raiders at 6:30 p.m. on Friday September 8. A punt, pass and kick event will be at 4:00 p.m. A National Mutual Benefit tailgate fundraiser will be at 5:00 for Jennifer Nelson and Cooper West for medical expenses.