Scott City looking for positive momentum into playoffs in home game with Concordia

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Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–It’s hard to believe it is week nine of high school football. For two teams who have been in opposite directions lately, it’s a game to close out the regular season. Scott City faces Concordia on Parent’s Night in a 7 pm kickoff at Darner Field. 

Concordia is 1-7 on the year, and have dropped five straight, after a 28-27 heartbreak to Colby last Friday night. The Panthers were eliminated from playoff contention, with the Scott City win. While they have only one win, Concordia has been competitive in a majority of their games. This year, the Panthers have averaged 13 points a game, while giving up 26. Rope Dorman is their leading rusher with over 1,000 yards and seven touchdowns, while Matthew James broke a school record with 219 receiving yards and two touchdowns last week. Concordia averages 263 yards a game, while giving up 312 per game.

Despite the 56-0 win for Scott City over a short-handed Goodland team last week, the Beavers felt like they were inconsistent throughout the night. While the Beavers forced five turnovers and had a defensive score, they also committed three turnovers. Kevin Aguilera had 133 rushing yards and two touchdowns, while Jarret Jurgens had three scores. Scott City has outscored their opponents by a 39-12 average, and have held opponents to just over 200 yards of offense, while averaging 365 on their own. The defense has allowed only 33 points in their last five games with two shutouts. Last week’s win over Goodland clinched Scott City’s 11th straight playoff appearance, and their eighth consecutive district title. 

This is the first meeting between Scott City and Concordia. Both teams combine for three Class 4A State Championships in the 1990’s. Scott City won in 1990 and 1991, while Concordia won in 1999. 

Pregame coverage on Mix 94.5 starts at 6:30, with kickoff at  7 pm. You can also listen online at http://www.westernkansasnews.com/mix94/, on TuneIn radio, or on the Mix 94.5 app.