WEST MADISON — Scott showed balance and diversity on its way to a first round playoff win over Wyoming East.
The No. 7 Skyhawks scored on the ground and through the air and spread the wealth among several players on its way to a 46-16 win over No. 10 Wyoming East last Friday night in Madison.
East scored on its first possession but couldn’t overcome five turnovers or Scott’s dominance along the line of scrimmage for the rest of the night.
The Warriors finished the season at 7-4 and made the playoffs for the first time since 2008.
WEHS forced a three-and-out to open the game, then went to work on offense.
Jacob Dulcie’s 41-yard run to the Skyhawk 23 highlighted a nine-play, 71-yard drive.
Chris Cecil picked up a key first down on fourth and inches at the Scott 13, and Jacob Summe later scored from two yards out.
Cecil’s PAT kick made it 7-0.
The small but speedy Robert Bias zigged and zagged around defenders on his way to a 69-yard TD run for Scott. The kick failed, and East still had the edge.
East got the ball near midfield, but could not move it. Quarterback Aaron Griffith was sacked and lost a fumble/
Skyhawks signal caller Cody Brown put the home team in front to stay with a two-yard toucdown carry.
Dulcie had a pick to stop the next Scott drive.
The Skyhaws got the ball back at the East 29 and scored on one play, a 29-yard toss from Brown to Michael Belcher. It was 18-7 with 8:20 left in the half.
East couldn’t come up with the squib kick on the kickoff, and the Skyhawks again had good field position at the Warriors 35.
Ty Treadway intercepted a Brown pass to stall the threat.
Brown’s 37-yard TD throw to James Dehart with 3:32 to go in the half pushed the lead to 25-7.
East moved the ball to midfield on its ensuing possession, but another fumble ended the drive.
Cameron Loftus ran 23 yards for a TD in the third period to push the margin to 32-7.
A good run back from Summe and a personal foul penalty on Scott gave East the ball at the Scott 34 late in the third.
Griffith ran it to the 26 and later gained a first down at the 20.
WEHS had a first and goal at the eight but could go no further. Cecil kicked a 31 yard field goal with :28.1 on the clock.
Just seconds later, Scott answered with Triston Crone’s 12-yard scoring gallop.
Treadway caught a 22-yard touchdown pass from Griffith in the fourth quarter to make it 39-16.
Lofus had a 38-yard run to pay dirt to end the Skyhawks scoring.
Duclie had 68 yards rushing on six attempts, and Summe ran for 42 yard on 13 carries.
Bias ran for 129 yards and a TD for Scott. Loftus added 57 yards on six attempts.
Dulcie and Treadway had interceptions for East.
Scott moves on to play at No. 2 Keyser in the quarterfinals.