Philip Scotties zero the Lyman Raiders, 48-0
In a strictly running offense and an aggressive defense, the Scotties rushed for 48 points and held the Lyman County Raiders to a zero score. The away game on Friday, September 9, ended 48-0 and gave the Scotties their second win in as many games.
This is the first year as head coach for Keven Morehart. Last year he was on staff as a Lyman County Raider. The Philip team is extremely deep in quick and agile offensive runners, thus a passing game is not the main game plan.
The first touchdown was run in by Bo Slovek, and Casey Cuny ran in the two point conversion. All the extra point attempts during the game were successful conversions by Cuny, JD Livermont or Nathan O’Dea. The second touchdown was made by Casey Cuny. The two touchdowns in the second quarter were made by Dana Kerns and Cuny.
The second half saw a slow-down for the Philip offense. The only touchdown during the third quarter was run in by Cuny. The fourth quarter was played by Philip junior varsity players. When Allen Hauk ran in a touchdown, the score spread more than 45 points and the mercy rule came into affect. The game ended about half way through the fourth quarter.
The defense did more than just hold the line against Lyman County when Kerns and O’Dea forced a safety in the second half.
Philip gained 428 yards rushing. The leaders were: Cuny with 226 yards, O’Dea with 68, Bo Slovek - 59, Zane Fees - 38, Kerns - 22. Lyman County rushed for 51 yards with Austin Borneau claiming 40 and Drew Reuman claiming 11.
Lyman completed two out of five passes for a total of seven yards. Philip’s JD Livermont pulled down one interception and returned the ball 13 yards.
Philip tackling leaders were: Lincoln Smith with 5 solos and 2 assists; Livermont - 3 solo, 4 assists and one recovered fumble; Slovek - 3 solo, 3 assists and one recovered fumble; and O’Dea - 2 solo and 3 assists. Alex Moos, who handles kickoffs, punts and extra point kicks, had six kickoffs for 249 total yards.
Philip earned 20 first downs while Lyman County earned four.
The next football game for the Philip Scotties will be at home against Lemmon at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, September 16.