Philip Scotties defeat Harding County at Prospector (Mud) Football Bowl 6-2

Defending the ball carrier ... Lincoln Smith blocks for Karch Foley.

Deadwood's Prospector Bowl on Saturday, September 8, saw the Philip football team top the Harding County Ranchers in a close, low-score game. This year's contest again presented cool weather and a soggy field.

Philip 0 6 0 0 = 6

Harding Co. 0 0 0 2 = 2

The Scottie defense followed through to hold onto a 6-2 win over Harding County in the second game of the 16th annual Prospector Bowl at Ferguson Field on Saturday.

The Scotties used an unusual call late in the game. Philip was ahead 6-0 with four minutes left in the fourth quarter at their own eight-yard line. Head coach Keven Moreheart had quarterback Allen Hauk go to one knee in the end zone instead of punting on the fourth down. This gave Harding County two points and the ball, but kept them farther away from their end zone.

The Ranchers went on a hard multi-play drive that took them to the Philip nine-yard line with 23 seconds remaining. Philip stopped them and won the game 6-2.

Philip's leading rusher was Jordan Smith with 74 yards. Hauk threw the ball 11 times for five completions and 90 yards of gain. Andrew Brech carried the ball eight yards. Dexter Livermont gained three more for the Scotties. Karch Foley grabbed one reception to gain an additional three yards. Lincoln Smith also snagged a reception for one more yard for Philip.

The Philip tackling was again notable in its assists. Mick Trask assisted 14 times. Foley had five solo tackles, seven assists and one quarterback sack. Lincoln Smith had two solos and 10 assists, Hauk had six and nine, J. Smith had one and nine, Jeb Stewart had three and six, Andrew Brech had one and six. Tate Guptill had one and six, with one fumble recovery and one quarterback sack. Mark Trask had three assists and a fumble recovery. Dexter Livermont also claimed a fumble recovery. Nick Roseth and Rob Williamson assisted with tackes.

The next football game for the Philip Scotties begins at 7:00 p.m. at New Underwood on Friday, September 14.