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Scotties earn gridiron win over White River 46-0

Zane Fees makes a solid run.

In the first quarter, Scottie Zane Fees went from scoring a one-yard touchdown to later scoring on from 49-yards out. The first extra-point attempt failed, while Fees carried in the second.

To finish off the second half, the ball carrier for the 29-yard touchdown run was, again, Fees.

The third quarter scoring was done mostly by Scottie Casey Cuny. He first ran 66 yards to score, then later ran 47 yards for another touchdown. Fees carried in the first extra-point attempt, while Cuny carried in the second.

The fourth quarter was on the "continuous clock" because of the 35-point separation between the teams. Scottie Alex Moos ran the ball the last eight yards for the game's last touchdown. He also ran in the conversion points.

Philip came into the game ranked number four in Class 9A, after losing to Harding County 24-0 at the Prospector Bowl in Deadwood the Saturday before.

Philip improved its running and passing games. Its defense was also back to where it was at the season's start.

According to the Philip statistics, Cuny carried the ball 12 times for a total of 178 yards. Fees had 15 carries for 150 yards. Allen Hauk - 8 for 29; Nathan O'Dea - 2 for 28; James Williamson - 3 for 28.

White River's Clinton Osterbur finished the game with 108 yards from 21 carries.

One of Philip's three passes went to Williamson for a gain of 41 yards. A second pass was caught by Casey Elshere for 15 yards.

White River's Ozzy Randall caught one pass for 15 yards, and Trevor Farmer - 1 for 35.

Scottie defense was solid. Jake Matthews racked up six tackles and seven assists; Elshere - 2 and 7; Cuny - 3 and 5; Lincoln Smith - 2 and 4.

It was reported that Michael Westerberg had total 11 tackles, and Slate Evans had 10.

White River's Tanner Lolley got 18 total tackles; Randall - 14.

Philip made 11 first downs, while White River earned six. Philip experienced four penalties for a loss of 35 yards, while While River had six penalties for a loss of the same yardage.

The next game for the Philip Scotties (now 4-1 record) will be at 7:00 p.m. on Friday, October 6, at Kadoka versus the Kougars.