The Fighting Scots have come out on top of the Wildcats in their first round of CIF, knocking-out Twentynine Palms with a 35-3 victory and moving closer to the St. Margaret’s Tartans in their upcoming CIF match-up.
The Scots fit all the puzzle pieces together when it mattered most last Friday night. The Scots defense held the wildcats to a single field goal paired with an interception and a fumble recovery. This is what many Scots fans called an “alright game for defense” due solely on the fact that during their last performance against the Wildcats, creating 7 turnovers and refusing to let the Wildcats score, it helped make the Scots look unstoppable. Now that the regular season is over and the first playoff game is out of the way, fans think the defense looks tired. Team captain and middle linebacker, Justin Hardin, commented on the Scots defensive integrity saying,
“The hardest thing in football is playing a team twice…that’s why this game didn’t seem as impressive as the first but our defense won us that game.”
The scots defense will prove a challenge against a tartans offense that has not been held under 23 points this year.
Jacob Taylor proved why he is the number one Running Back in the state right now, rushing for 4 touchdowns and close to 400 yards and has surpassed the 3000-yard mark on the season. Chase Bodor, fullback for the Scots, scored the other touchdown for the Scots making it five touchdowns for him this season. He commented on the game saying,
“Its hard not to do this when the defense keeps stopping the third down conversions. Their momentum keeps us pumped up and ready to go.”
This Friday’s game at Townsend Memorial Field in Lake Arrowhead will favor the scots but will not be an easy game by any means. Rim looks forward to the game.