Scott City, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–Two GWAC rivals will meet up on a hot Friday evening at Darner Field, as Scott City plays host to Holcomb in an early season battle.
Holcomb won their 11th consecutive season opener on Friday night, as they held off a late surge from Cimarron in a 23-16 victory. The Bluejays led 8-0 early before the Longhorns scored 16 unanswered. Holcomb was close to going up two possessions early in the fourth quarter, when a Cimarron interception return for a touchdown tied the game up at 16. Holcomb finished with 286 yards of offense with a balanced attack, with 160 coming through the air. Khai Cosner scored three touchdowns in the win. The Longhorns held Cimarron to 256 yards of offense, with 186 coming on the ground.
Scott City led early and pulled away late in their 36-27 win over Ulysses last Friday night. The Beavers led 9-7 after the first quarter and 15-13 at the break, before going up by as many as 17 points late in the game at 36-19. Scott City relied on their ground game to get things going, as they rushed for 291 yards and had 344 yards of offense, while giving up 202 yards to the Tigers, all on the ground. Jace Thomas had three touchdowns in the game and rushed for over 200 yards in the win. Ulysses scored on two kickoff returns and had two long touchdown runs for a combined 104 yards. It was Scott City’s eighth straight win over Ulysses.
Scott City leads the all-time series with Holcomb 17-5. The Longhorns trailed 7-6 last year at halftime, before snapping the Beavers win streak in the series of three straight in a 30-13 victory.
Minutes before kickoff tonight, there will be a parachute drop of the game ball courtesy of the K-State Parachute club.
Kickoff from Darner Field is set for 7 pm. Pregame coverage begins at 6:30. You can hear the Holcomb broadcast on KBUF 1030 AM/107.1 FM, and the Scott City broadcast on KSKL, Mix 94.5. Both games are streamed online at westernkansasnews.com.