Cowboys Buck Spartans By Four To Take ‘B’ Subconference Lead
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If one was to break down the essence of the Scobey Spartans at Culbertson Cowboys prep football game last Saturday night on C-Bar-C Field, a 26-22 win by the home team, what
would it be?
Total rushing yards? No, that was very close at 44 totes for 196 yards for the Spartans and 43-207 for the Cowboys.
Total passing yardage? No, that stat was barely a factor with Scobey earning 13 yards and Culbertson 1.
Add them together and the boys in blue and gold amassed 209 total offensive yards while the home team had 208.
How about penalties? Spartans 4 for 24 yards and Cowboys 7 for 45, not really that big of a difference.
Third-down conversions? Pretty much even there, too, with Scobey 2-9 (.181) and Culbertson 3-11 (.214).
It is usually the deciding factor in close games when it comes to whether one is on the winning team or losing side.
Culbertson had one, a turnover on downs at its own 30-yard line after failing on a 4th-and-4 with 2:23 left in the first half, which Scobey took advantage of to take a 22-18 lead into halftime.
Scobey had five - one interception returned for a touchdown, one lost fumble leading to Culbertson's final score two plays later and three on downs, the last two on the Spartans' final two possessions giving the Cowboys the ball on their own 14 and Scobey’s 28.
One-to-five, that was the
real score of the game on the field leading to the 26-
22 tally lit up on the scoreboard.
The Spartans (1-1, 3-1, 150-61, 37.5-15.2) won the coin toss, deferred and Culbertson wanted the ball. A 10-yard kickoff return was halted by Owen Fishell, Aiden Leibrand and Alex Moreno at the 15-yard line. Following were a dozen consecutive rushes for 5, 11, 3, 6, -2, 3, 4, 3, 17, 3, 1 and 7 yards, the latter a quarterback keeper off the right side of the guard by Payton Perkins for a 6-0 advantage.
The Cowboys faced a 4th-and-long from S...