October 17, 2002

Defense Plays Big Role In JV Football Victory

The Scotland County junior varsity football improved to 4-1 on the year with a 14-6 victory over Putnam County on October 7 in Memphis.

Both teams made big defensive stands in the first period. Putnam County stopped Scotland County on the five-yard line. The Tigers responded with a stop of their own, ending the Midgets drive just five yards from the endzone.

Scotland County took over on offense and drove the ball 95 yards capped off by an 11-yard touchdown pass from Danny Roach to Carl Wittstock to make the score 6-0.

That was the score until with just three seconds left in the first half Putnam County completed a long pass for a touchdown to tie the game.

The Tigers took the lead for good to open the second half. Joe Talbert scored on a four-yard TD run. Roach then hit Thomas Miller for the two-point conversion to make the score 14-6 early in the third quarter.

Scotland County's defense took over from there. Karl Snyder and Jon Keller came up with quarterback sacks while Greg Neagle, Jeremy Hinds, Kiel Fogle, B.J. Houghton and Talbert each had tackles for losses. Michael Garnett recovered a fumble to help the cause.

"Our defense bent but could not be broken," said coach Nathan Pippert. "What a great win. Hopefully the team can continue their win streak against Knox County."

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