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Scotties first home game falls to Ranchers

The Harding County Ranchers and the Philip Scotties started a fast game last Friday evening in Philip.

With all the touchdowns in the first half, at first the game seemed like a run-away. The Scotties bounded back in the second half to hold the Ranchers from any more points.

With 8:38 still left in the first quarter, the score was already 7-6. Picking up a fumble and taking it into the end zone, the Ranchers started pulling away. Despite some good tackles and pass covering, the Scotties kept getting pushed back.

The Scotties used the shotgun offense, and several times were pushed back because of penalties. At the end of the first quarter the score was 7-20.

The second quarter also was quick. With 9:34 on the clock, the score changed to 7-26. At the 8:26 mark the score was 7-32. With 1:17 remaining, the score again changed to 7-38.

After the halftime, the Scotties organized to hold the Ranchers to a standstill for the rest of the game. The Scottie offense just could not recover as well.

Leading tacklers for Philip were Bo Slovek with 12, John Hart with 13, and Ty Fees with 8. Dana Kerns passed for 167 yards.

The next Scottie football game will be Friday, September 24, in Kadoda against the Kougars. This will be Kadoka’s homecoming.