Scotus back in win column 49-7 over Raymond Central
The Shamrocks found their way back into the win column in a near road shutout. Scotus scored the first 49 points and led 49-0 after three until Raymond Central finally found the end zone against the backups.
Three different Shamrocks scored two touchdowns led by Tyler Palmer’s 155 rushing yards and two scores on runs of 27 and 68.
Scotus is now 2-3 on the season and 1-0 in district play tied for first place after wins by Wahoo and Neumann left three teams at the top.
“It’s really important confidencewise just to get our kids back on the right tack in the winning ways of Scotus football,” coach Tyler Linder said. “It’s a big confidence boost and a reaffirmation of what these kids are capable of doing.”
Quarterback Caden Pelan rushed four times for 79 yards, one touchdown and tossed another to Grant Shanle for a 15-yard score.
Eric Mustard carried six times for 89 yards, scored on a 32-yard run and a 46-yard punt return.
Scotus led 20-0 after the first quarter on Palmer’s two scores sandwiched around Pelan’s big play.
It was 35-0 at halftime after Zack Beiermann ran 21 yards, Plean hit Shanle for a two-point conversion the connected with Shanle again with 30 seconds left before the break.
Mustard scored both third quarter touchdowns.
“This win is a very big thing for our football program. I’ve said it multiple times, but I think the state of Nebraska really has the playoff picture figured out. I like the fact it’s a 16-team playoff and the best 16 teams get in. The only sure-fire way of getting in is winning your district,” Linder said. “This puts us on pace to keep our postseason goals alive. We just have to take it one week at a time.