MADISON, W.Va. -- With both Poca and Scott both entering their Cardinal Conference matchup Friday night with 1-3 records, it seemed like a must-win game if either had hopes of making the playoffs.
Scott seemed much more like the desperate team, turning in a dominant performance on both sides of the ball in steamrolling the Dots 59-14 in front of a small crowd of about 600.
"We had to find ourselves again," Scott coach Shane Griffith said. "We had to start to believe in ourselves and we did that tonight. There were a lot of positives moving forward. Now we've just got to take this energy and grow from it."
Scott (2-3) has been throwing the football a lot more this season, but against the Dots (1-4) the Skyhawks rushed for 353 yards on 41 attempts.
Two different Scott backs went over 100 yards, with Tristan Crone rushing for 145 yards on 10 carries and Cameron Loftus adding 132 yards on 11 attempts. Both scored two touchdowns on the ground.
"We've always been a running football team," Griffith said. "We've tried a few different looks this year. We had some meetings as coaches and players and felt like we had to get back to what we do."
The Skyhawks only led 3-0 after the first quarter but poured it on in the second, outscoring the Dots 36-0 on many quick plays, including several off Poca turnovers.
Leading by just three, Loftus scored on a 20-yard run with 11:23 left in the second quarter and the rout was on. On the following Poca possession, a bad snap on a punt attempt gave the Skyhawks great field position.