May 30, 2024

Scott City takes down Hugoton

Hugoton, Kan. (westernkansasnews.com)–The second half of the regular season kicked off on Friday night, as Hugoton played host to Scott City in a big Class 3A, District 8 matchup. The Eagles came in unbeaten, while the Beavers were a few plays away from being undefeated, as the buildup for the game was big. In the end, Scott City would prove to be too much, as they pulled away for a 28-6 road win at Hugoton.

Both teams were scoreless in the opening 12 minutes of play. That changed in the second quarter, when the Beavers would get on the board first. With 10:08 left before halftime, Collin McDaniel would outrace the Eagle secondary, and find himself in the end zone from 47 yards out to put Scott City up 7-0, following the Jackson Rumford PAT. Late in the second quarter, the Beavers were able to march down the field in what was their longest scoring drive of the year. A six-play, 78-yard drive was capped off on a McDaniel two-yard run with 31.5 second remaining in the half to extend the lead to 14-0, with the Rumford extra pont. 

Scott City moved the ball well on each of their four drives of the second half. However, they would get two touchdowns out of them. 

On their opening series of the second half, it was a touchdown through the air for the Beavers on third down, as Camden Vulgamore connected with Jackson Rumford on a seven-yard strike with 5:38 left in the third period. Rumford’s PAT pushed the lead to 21-0. Scott City would fumble on their next two drives, including a fumble out of the end zone for a touchback, with 5:35 left in the game.

Hugoton had three lengthy drives in the game, and their third sustained drive got them on the board. A few plays after his 42-yard run, quarterback Isaac Martin scored from six yards out to pull the Eagles to within 21-6 with 2:51 left. Hugoton would push the extra point kick wide left.

The Beavers recovered the onside kick, as Brody Holstein covered the ball at their own 40. Whatever glimmer of hope Hugoton had was eliminated on the very next play. McDaniel would score his third rushing touchdown of the night on a 60-yard run wiht 2:39 left to push the lead to 28-6 with the Rumford extra point. 

Hugoton would go three-and-out on their next series, and Scott City had one kneel-down to close out the game, and pick up a 28-6 win.

Scott City rolled up 389 yards of offense, with 279 on the ground Collin McDaniel rushed for 148 yards on 11 carries and three touchdowns, as three Beavers rushed for over 50 yards. Camden Vulgamore was 7-14 passing for 110 yards with a touchdown, as his top receiver was Jackson Rumford, who had two receptions for 45 yards.

For Hugoton, Isaac Martin went 3-10 passing for 42 yards with an interception. It was his first game back since injuring his non-throwing elbow at Ulysses in the first half in week 2. Martin also led the ground attack, with 59 yards on 11 carries and a touchdown. Hugoton was held to 154 yards overall, with 112 coming on the ground. 

With the win, Scott City has won 12 straight in the series over Hugoton, and holds a 34-10-1 lead. They are now 11-2 all time in district play against the Eagles. 

Scott City is 4-1 overall, 1-0 in district play, as they will return home to face 4-1 Holcomb on Saturday, October 7 at 6 pm. The Longhorns picked up a 55-21 home win over Colby to improve to 2-0 in district play. Hugoton is 4-1, and will step out of district play with a road trip to Cimarron on Friday. The Bluejays are 0-5 on the season.

Coach Jim Turner Postgame

Box Score
Scott City 0 14 7 7–28
Hugoton  0   0 0 6–6

Scoring Summary
2nd QTR
SC 10:08 Collin McDaniel 47-yard run (Jackson Rumford Kick) 4-60, 1:53
SC :31.5 McDaniel 2-yard run (Rumford Kick) 6, 78, 1:50
3rd QTR
SC 5:38 Jackson Rumford 7-yard pass from Camden Vulgamore (Rumford Kick) 9-67, 3:44
4th QTR
HU 2:51 Isaac Martin 6-yard run (Missed PAT) 6-80, 2:44
SC 2:39 McDaniel 60-yard run (Rumford Kick) 1-60, :11

Scott City
Rushing
Collin McDaniel 11-148 3 TD; Camden Vulgamore 11-57; Avry Noll 11-54; Griffin Edwards 4-13; Pierce Vallejo 4-9; Tracer Chapman 1-0; Team 1-(-2) Total: 42-279
Passing
Camden Vulgamore 7-14 110 1-0
Receiving 
Jackson Rumford 2-45 1 TD; Collin McDaniel 2-36; Alex Tarango 2-27; Avry Noll 1-12
Total Yards: 389

Hugoton
Rushing
Isaac Martin 11-59, 1 TD; Griffin Heger 19-46; Miguel Hernandez 1-7; Hunter Garza 4-1; Team 1-(-1); Total: 36-112
Passing
Isaac Martin 3-10 42 0-1
Receiving
Edel Moreno 1-30; Griffin Heger 1-12; Miguel Hernandez 1-0
Total Yards: 154