October 24, 2002
Knox County Latest Victim In SCR-I JV Football Win Streak
The Scotland County junior varsity football team continued its winning streak with another dominating performance October 14 against Knox County. SCR-I opened Homecoming week with a 30-6 victory over rival Knox County, improving the Tigers record to 5-1 on the year.
SCR-I opened the first quarter with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Danny Roach to Carl Wittstock. Jared Shelley ran in the two-point conversion to make the score 8-0.
The passing combination worked again in the second period as Roach and Wittstock teamed up on nearly an identical play, again covering 26-yards for a TD. Wittstock added the two-point conversion to make the score 16-0 with 7:41 to play in the second period.
Five minutes later the Tigers scored again when Joe Talbert ran the ball in from seven yards out for the TD. Talbert got the ball on the two-point conversion as well, making the score 24-0 heading into the locker room at halftime.
Scotland County received the kickoff to start the second half and marched the ball down field for a 60-yard drive. Shelley capped off the drive with a three-yard TD run to make the score 30-0.
Knox County got on the board late in the third period to cut the margin to 30-6 but that proved to be the final scoring of the contest.
"Our defense overwhelmed yet another foe," said coach Nathan Pippert. "The Tigers defense has been dominating the entire season, and Monday night was no different."
Scotland County's defense had numerous big plays on the night. Karl Snyder led the way with a pair of sacks. Jon Keller, Kevin Moffett, Kiel Fogle and Talbert also sacked the Knox County quarterback. B.J. Houghton and Michael Garnett each had two tackles for losses while Drew Holt continued a solid season as a defensive back with two interceptions.
"Overall it was a great night," Pippert stated. "The Tigers dominated both sides of the ball. Scotland County has been playing tough all season and their hard work is really paying dividends."