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By Gwendolyne Honrud
The Courier 

Scotties Tame Wildcats, 68 to 6


October 2, 2019

A.J. Etherington / The Courier

Dylan Nieskens (#28) makes the catch just over the endzone line for the Scotties during the homecoming game on Sept. 20.

The Glasgow Scotties continued their march through the conference with a decisive victory over the Wildcats in Harlem this past weekend. The Scotties dominated the Wildcats with a 68-6 victory.

While it was the offense that went up on the big board, over and over again, it's true what they say, the best offense is a good defense. Harlem only scored once, logging a touchdown on a kick return in the first quarter. "I can't say our defense got scored against," said coach Patrick Barnett during an appearance on KLTZ's Saturday Morning Sports Show.

An action packed first quarter saw the Scotties put up 38 of their total 68 game points. Alec Boland put points up first, scoring on a touchdown run. The attempt at a two-point conversion failed, putting the Scotties up 6-0. Dexter Monson was next to put up points, snagging the pigskin for an interception. Cordell Younkin added on two with a successful conversion giving Glasgow the 14-0 lead.

Up next for the visiting team was Loden Idler, running in the ball for the third touchdown in the first quarter of play. Another two-point made it 22-0 as the Scotties established domination on the field. Boland connected with Dylan Nieskens for yet another touchdown. The two-point conversion followed and Glasgow took it to 30-0. Boland and Idler combined forces again, as the quarterback threw to the wide receiver for a 26-yard touchdown. The two-point streak continued, and Glasgow took a 38-0 lead.

Harlem showed life at the end of the first when they returned a kick for a touchdown. The Wildcats failed to convert the two-point attempt, and the quarter ended 38-6.

Midway through the second, Boland found Nieskens again, tossing the pigskin for yet another Scottie touchdown. Glasgow took the 46-6 lead when Younkin ran it in, securing another two points for the visitors. With another touchdown on the ground, Boland took the Scotties to 52 points.

The next touchdown came courtesy of Idler, who claimed his second rushing TD of the game. Not content with six points, he carried in the two-point conversion attempt, putting the Scotties up 60-6 early in the fourth quarter. Capping off the Scotties scoring streak was sophomore Dalton Sand, who tallied his first rushing TD. Idler was last on the scoresheet, notching the two-point conversion.

On the defensive side, Ty Kittleson, Kristian Price and Mason Phipps all turned in outstanding performances, giving the offense more time on the field to run up the score. Coach Barnett told the Courier, "The defense looks good. The linebackers are filling gaps. The defensive line had one good game." Though, like most coaches, he is not satisfied yet, still seeing room for improvement.

The cold and rainy weather led to some mistakes on the Scotties side, some dropped balls which should have been caught, he told KLTZ. "We have a lot to work on," he said regarding the second half of the season. "We had some penalties, a couple of personal fouls."

The Glasgow Scotties go to 3-0 in the conference, and 4-0 overall, with the victory, halfway to their stated goal of going undefeated on their way to winning the state championship. This Friday, the Scotties load up for the long bus ride to Colstrip to take on the Colts with a start time of 7 p.m.


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