The Highlanders didn’t make the playoffs, but were able to extend their season by playing in the 6th Annual CAREactor Star Community Service Football Game on Saturday, November 4 at Grace Christian Academy.
All of the proceeds from the game went to help a 10-year old boy named Gunner Smith. Smith, a fourth grader at Powell Elementary School, was diagnosed with brain cancer on August 20, 2017. Read more about Gunner on page 2B.
The Highlanders put together a solid performance as they finished with 391 total yards of offense and outscored North Greene 47-6.
Eli Hembree led the way for Scott High with 109 yards and two touchdowns on just two carries. Tristan Henry and Dillion Day both finished with 40 yards and a touchdown yards on one carry.
“It was a good experience and an opportunity for our team to play another game,” Scott High coach Keith Shannon said. “As our team goes forward we will benefit from that.”
Grainger Smith put the Highlanders on the board first with a 22-yard touchdown run. Wyatt Owens added the point-after for a 7-0 lead.
Hembree broke free with 7:47 left in the opening quarter for a 42-yard touchdown run to give his team a 14-0 advantage. The next time he touched the ball he ran for a 67-yard touchdown to give the Highlanders a 21-0 cushion at the end of the first quarter.
Scott High’s Dillion Day scored on a 4-yard touchdown run to give his team a 27-0 lead. Tristan Henry followed with a 40-yard touchdown run and Scott HIgh led 33-0 at the half.
The Highlanders extended their lead to 40-0 in the third quarter as Ryan Newport hauled in a 25-yard touchdown pass from Smith.
Trey Washam scored on a 45-yard carry as the Highlanders took their biggest lead of the game at 47-0.
North Greene scored on an 18-yard pass late in the game.