Scotties shut out Newell Irrigators 54-0

The Philip Scottie football team traveled to Newell to face the Irrigators Friday, September 10.

The Scotties won the shut-out game 54-0.

Philip 8 24 8 14 = 54

Newell 0 0 0 0 = 0

Dominating the game by using a total of 50 running plays and no passing plays, the Scotties achieved 20 first downs and a total of 492 yards gained. Philip's one penalty cost the team 10 yards. The Scottie defense forced their opponents to punt three times, while Philip did not punt once.

Wyatt Kammerer ran in a 46-yard touchdown to first put Philip on the score board. He then ran in the two-point conversion play to make the first quarter's score 8-0.

The second quarter was a feeding frenzy, with Irrigator blood in the water. Kammerer carried the ball the final 10 yards for Philip's, and his, second touchdown. Tucker McDaniel loped in with the conversion. The longest single touchdown play of the game came when Travis Nelson raced the ball 81 yards down field. Tate DeJong added two more points with a successful conversion play. Soon, with the Scotties again only yards from the goal line, Kammerer went the three remaining yards for another touchdown. McDaniel again succeeded in the two point conversion. The first half ended 32-0.

The third quarter slowed down to a more traditional scoring pace. Back and forth play eventually resulted in a six-yard run by Philip's Beau Ferguson for the only touchdown of the quarter. DeJong carried the ball in for his second two-point conversion and a third quarter final score of 40-0.

Philip's Trey Fortune took advantage of an Irrigator fumble, running 48 yards for yet another Philip touchdown. For the third time, DeJong completed the two point conversion. The score was 48-0, dangerously close to the 50 point advantage mercy rule that would end the game. Soon, within just seven yards of another goal, Philip decided to be merciful. McDaniel rushed in for a game-ending touchdown and a final score of 54-0.

Rushing leaders for the Scotties were McDaniel with 14 carries and a total of 151 yards. Kammerer carried the ball 17 for 135 yards. Nelson gained 125 yards through 11 carries. Fortune, during a fumble return, carried the ball 48 yards back beyond the line of scrimmage.

Defensively, Philip's Clint Nelson - 6 solo tackles and 3 assists and 1 quarterback sack, Cody Reder - 3 solo tackles and 1 assist and 1 fumble recovery, Cassidy Schnabel - 1 solo and 2 assists, Tanner Radway - 1 solo and 1 assist, Jade Berry - 1 assist, Fortune - 2 assists and 1 fumble recovery, Ferguson - 1 solo and 1 assist, Kammerer - 2 solos and 6 assists, T. Nelson - 2 solos and 5 assists, McDaniel - 3 solos and 2 assists.

The next game for the Philip Scotties will be them hosting the New Underwood Tigers starting at 7:00 p.m. Friday, September 17.