October 10, 2002

JV Football Team Dominates Rams In 60-0 Victory

The Scotland County junior varsity football team improved to 3-1 on the season with easily the best game of the season, a 60-0 demolition of Schuyler County on September 30.

SCR-I built an 8-0 advantage in the first quarter. Jared Shelley scored on a nine-yard run. Quarterback Danny Roach hit Carl Wittstock with a three-yard pass for the two-point conversion.

The Tigers blew the game open with four more scores in the second period. Shelley hit Wittstock for a 38-yard touchdown on the halfback pass play. Roach and Wittstock teamed up again for the two-point conversion to make the score 16-0.

Wittstock continued his scoring output on the next possession when he took the ball on a reverse and ran it into the endzone from nine yards out.

Joe Talbert closed out the first half with a 10-yard touchdown run. Roach found Thomas Miller in the endzone for the two-point conversion to give the Tigers a 30-0 lead at the intermission.

"Our intensity was at a high all night long," said Coach Chris Montgomery. "We came out in the second half with the goal of keeping the Rams out of the endzone while increasing our lead on offense."

Scotland County scored on the first possession of the third period when Talbert ran the ball in from eight yards out for his second TD of the night. He added the two-point conversion to make the score 38-0.

On the next defensive series the Tigers pinned Schuyler County deep in its own territory before forcing a fumble. Thomas Miller recovered the loose ball setting up the next score.

Jeremy Hinds scored from three yards out for his first TD of the game. B.J. Houghton took the hand off on the two-point conversion scoring to make the Tigers lead 46-0.

Houghton started the fourth period off with a touchdown of his own on a three-yard run. Hinds followed it up with the two-point conversion.

SCR-I ended the scoring with Hinds finding the endzone for the second time on a three-yard TD to make the final score 60-0.

"That was an amazing victory for the Tigers," said Coach Nathan Pippert. "The defense shutout the opposition for the second straight week. We had too many quarterback sacks to count."

The defensive unit put pressure on the Schuyler County quarterback all game long, forcing four turnovers and numerous sacks. Hinds, Drew Holt, and Kyle Coots each picked off a Schuyler County pass.

The Tigers improved to 3-1 on the year with games remaining against Putnam County, Knox County and North Shelby.

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