Prep football: Scott opens up offense, routs Hoover
FALLING ROCK, W.Va. - Scott came into its road contest against Herbert Hoover on Friday as a balanced running team, with three different backs with at least seven touchdowns in 2012.
Sporting a new offense, the Skyhawks left Falling Rock even more dangerous, using more motion and a diversified passing attack against the Huskies in a 40-7 win.
The Skyhawks scored six touchdowns and six different players reached the end zone in front of a small crowd of about 500 on a chilly evening.
"We've got to open things up a little bit," Scott Coach Shane Griffith said. "After last week's game we realized we have to do a few different things with the football.
"It forced us to move some people around and instead of just getting into an iso package we spread people out and used some misdirection. Some people call it the wing-T, but I call it the iced-T. I refuse to run the wing-T."
Griffith was referring to Scott's Oct. 5 loss to Wayne, in which the Skyhawks fell 47-6 in front of a packed home crowd in Madison.
Scott (7-1) was efficient against the Huskies (1-7), totaling 445 yards. The Skyhawks grounded out 360 yards on 48 carries, and quarterback Cody Brown was perfect on six passes, for 85 yards.
The team's seventh win was an important mark, Griffith said.
"Tonight was important because seven wins pretty much locks you (into the playoffs)," he said. "We are back in the playoffs now. We have two big games coming up against Robert C. Byrd and Logan, both at home. Those are opportunities to put ourselves in a good place going into the playoffs."
Robert Bias led Scott with 121 yards on 11 carries. The Skyhawks had at least four players with at least 56 yards rushing, in Tristan Crone (79 yards), Cameron Loftus (65) and Hunter Bradley (56).
Crone, Loftus, Bradley, Bias and Brown had rushing touchdowns and Brown hooked up with James DeHart on a 17-yard touchdown pass.
The Huskies cut the deficit to just 14-7 early in the second quarter on a 4-yard touchdown run from Shawn Dotson with 11:02 left, but Scott scored the final 26 points of the game.
Joey Forbes led Hoover with 55 yards rushing on just two carries. Huskies quarterback Tyler Americo was 6 for 11 passing for 62 yards and an interception.
SCOTT 40, HERBERT HOOVER 7
First downs 22 9
Total yards 445 183
Rushes-yards 48-360 30-121
Passing 85 62
Comp-Att-Int 6-6-0 6-11-1
Punts-Avg 1-48 4-28.3
Fumbles-Lost 0-0 4-1
Penalties-Yards 6-56 4-43
Scott 14 12 14 0 -- 40
Herbert Hoover 0 7 0 0 -- 7
Scott - Tristan Crone 1 run (Dezmond Cordero-Lopez), 8:48
Scott - James Dehart 17 pass from Cody Brown (Cordero-Lopez kick), 40.6
Hoover - Shawn Dotson 4 run (Joey Forbes kick), 11:02
Scott - Cameron Loftus 23 run (kick failed), 8:38
Scott - Hunter Bradley 6 run (pass failed), 1:46
Scott - Robert Bias 23 run (Cordero-Lopez kick), 8:54
Scott - Cody Brown 4 run (Cordero-Lopez kick), 4:50
Rushing: Scott - Robert Bias 11-121, Tristan Crone 9-79, Cameron Loftus 8-65, Hunter Bradley 7-56, Cody Brown 5-25, Jesse Lackey 6-16, Willie Kimler 1-(-2); Hoover - Joey Forbes 2-55, Tyler Americo 13-24, Tyler Hoffman 7-21, Shawn Dotson 7-11, Zane Weese 1-3.
Passing: Scott - Brown 6-6-0, 85; Hoover - Americo 6-11-1, 62.
Receiving: Scott - Bradley 1-34, James Dehart 2-23, Bias 2-17, Loftus 1-11; Hoover - Dotson 4-48, Sam Schoolcraft 1-9, Forbes 1-5.