June 23, 2024

The beat goes on; Scott City shutouts Southwestern Heights

Kismet, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Business as usual. That’s how Scott City played Friday night at Mustang Field against Southwestern Heights. The Beavers scored 28 first quarter points to help put away the game early one, en route to a 49-0 win over the Mustangs.

Scott City got on the board following a three-and-out by Southwestern Heights (2-5, 0-1 District 16). An 11-yard run by Chantz Yager with 8:33 in the opening period to make it 7-0, following the Tre Stewart PAT. On fourth and goal at the one, Cooper Griffith found the end zone with 4:42 remaining in the period, and Stewart’s point-after try made it 14-0. The Beavers weren’t done yet, though. Two plays after the Mustangs picked up their first first down of the game, Brett Meyer picked off quarterback Jorge DeLa Torre and took it 35 yards to the end zone for Scott City’s first non-offensive touchdown of the year. With under a minute left in the first quarter, Meyer recorded his second touchdown of the first quarter, on a 25-yard pass play to Drake McRae. Stewart’s PAT made it 28-0 Beavers after one quarter.

The Beavers wasted little time in the second quarter to score again. With 9:35 left before intermission, Wyatt Kropp took the pitch and ran it in from 30 yards out, and the Stewart extra point kick pushed the lead to 35-0. A little over two minutes later, it was Bo Hess recording his first varsity touchdown, as the sophomore quarterback hooked up with Yager on a 19-yard pass to make it 42-0, after the Stewart extra point.

Scott City (7-0, 1-0 District 16) put up one more score in the game to force a running clock for the rest of the game. With 9:09 left in the third quarter, Marshal Hutchins found paydirt from five yards out, and the Stewart extra point kick finished off the scoring to make it 49-0 Beavers.

For Scott City, Bo Hess was four-of-six for 45 yards with a touchdown pass to Chantz Yager. Drake McRae had two receptions for 35 yards and a touchdown, and Marshal Hutchins led the Beavers in rushing with 54 yards on eight carries with a touchdown. Scott City gained 293 yards of offense, 213 on the ground. Brett Meyer had two interceptions and a touchdown for Scott City.

Southwestern Heights did not have any passing yardage, as Jorge DeLa Torre and Scott Holmes combined for no completions on five passes, four of them were interceptions. DeLa Torre had 11 carries for 33 yards to lead the Mustangs in rushing. They ended up with 79 yards for the game.

With the win, Scott City has now won 17 consecutive district games, dating back to week nine of the 2008 season. Eleven of those wins have been by shutout. It was also Head Coach Glenn O’Neil’s 81st win as head coach of Scott City, which tied Dave Dunham for the most wins by a head coach in school history. 

Scott City will return home to host the Lakin Broncs on Friday, while Southwestern Heights visits the Cimarron Bluejays. The Bluejays held off a late comeback at Lakin for a 38-36 win. Cimarron is 5-2, while Lakin is 4-3.

Assistant Coach Brian Gentry postgame