Philip Scotties defeat Jones County 52-20

Past one defender ... Dexter Livermont didn’t let an unassisted Jones County tackler stop him.

The Philip Scotties football team hosted the Jones County Coyotes on Friday, August 31. The game ended with a 52-20 win for the Scotties.

Philip 14 30 0 8 = 52

Jones Co. 0 0 6 14 = 20

Philip received the first kick-off and ran the length of the field, but had to return due to a flag on the play.

With the clock at 7:55, the Scotties scored the first touchdown. The conversion attempt failed and the score was 6-0. Though Philip short-kicked and the Coyotes started on the 49, the Scotties soon regained possession.

At 2:59, Philip scored again, with Dexter Livermont running in the conversion for a 14-0 on the board.

The second quarter went to only the 11:50 mark before another touchdown was gained by Philip. The conversion set the board at 22-0. The Scotties scored again at 6:28, followed by a Brandon O'Dea conversion; and again at 4:50, with a failed conversion; and at 00:19, with a successful conversion, to end the first half 44-0.

Since they were down by 35 points, the Coyotes began the second half fighting the continuous clock rule. With 4:13 left in the quarter, Jones County got on the board. The failed conversion put the score at 44-6.

Less than a minute into the fourth quarter, the Coyotes fumbled and the Scotties recovered. The grandstands saw scoreless back and fourth play until 46 seconds remained in the game. The Coyotes connected a pass for a touchdown. This time their conversion attempt worked and the score was 44-14. Jones County was off the continuous clock ... for a whole of 15 seconds.

Philip's O'Dea received the kick-off and ran it all the way downfield. A Colin Van Lint conversion set the score at 52-14. The clock was again running non-stop.

Jones County received the kick, and mirrored the previous play by running all the way downfield. Their conversion was foiled. The game ended 52-20.

The Scotties rushed for 314 yards and threw for 65. Allan Hauk attempted six passes, connecting three. Hauk and Karch Foley each ran for 81 yards. Jordan Smith ran for 71, Brandon O'Dea - 40, Dexter Livermont - 22, Jeb Stewart - 12 and Colin Van Lint - 7.

The Jones County Coyotes rushed 60 times for a total of 353 yards; Andy Daum - 122, Scott Nix - 95 and Kyle Venard - 85. They made three passing completions out of eight attempts for a total of seven yards. The Coyotes made 14 first downs. The Coyotes lost a total of 25 yards from five penalties. Their tackling was led by Hunter Iverson - five unassisted and three assists, PJ Pappas - 2 and 5, Andy Daum - 2 and 5, and Carson Moore - 4 and 2 which included one sack.

The Scotties defensive tackling was led by Wyatt Kammerer with three unassisted tackles and seven assists. Allen Hauk, Karch Foley and Bodhi Lytle each had one unassisted and seven assisted tackles. Travis Nelson assisted five times and recovered a fumble.

The 17th annual Prospector Bowl will be held at Ferguson Field in Deadwood on Saturday, September 8. The schedule of games is: Newell vs. Wall at 10:00 a.m., Harding County vs. Philip at 1:00 p.m. and Lead/Deadwood vs Hill City at 4:00 p.m. Halftime entertainment will include the Touch of Gold competitive dance team and Rapid City Stevens Drum Corps. A recreation area will be available for younger children from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. Admission will be $5.00 per person, which covers all three games.