Philip Scotties fall to White River Tigers

Blocked extra point kick attempt ... Several Scotties were storming in, but Cassidy Schnabel (#27) was the Philip player who blocked this kick.

The Philip Scotties hosted the White River Tigers, Friday, September 9, for Philip's Homecoming game as well as for Philip's parents' recognition night.

The Scotties received the first kickoff. Their possession lasted up to 10:18 on the clock and up to the 50-yard line on the field, when a fumble was recovered by White River. Within minutes, in retribution, Philip forced a White River fumble, but on the Scotties' own 11-yard line. Not able to gain yardage, Philip punted, which White River spoiled and carried the ball in for the game's first touchdown.

Philip was plagued with minimal kick returns, fumbles, incomplete passes and players downed on the field. The first quarter ended 0-19. The halftime score was 0-25. The third quarter ended 0-45. Just a minute into the fourth quarter, White River gained another touchdown, sending their score over 50 points. This ended the game, 0-51.

Philip's 25 yards of penalties compared with White River's 20 yards. Philip offense gained only 92 yards in its seven first downs, while White River had long yardage runs that gave them 12 first downs.

Offensively, Philip's Cody Reder carried the ball 14 times for a total gain of 36 yards. Lane Scott went a total of 30 yards in two carries. Cassidy Schnabel rushed three times for 17 yards, and Jade Berry went nine yards in three carries. The five passing attempts by the Scotties saw no gain.

Defensively, the Scotties were lead by Schnabel with eight solo tackles and five assists. Reder earned four solos and four assists, Scott had four solos and two assists, Austin Pinney added one solo and four assists, and Reed Johnson helped with five assisted tackles.

The next game for the Philip Scotties, starting at 7:00 p.m., will be Friday, September 16, in New Underwood against the Tigers.