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Spartans Go Big Offensively In 54-24 Win Versus Carter County


The Scobey Spartans went big in this one.

Big in the rushing game (huge actually), big in the total offense department (a whopping 458 yards), big in the turnover ratio (1-to-6) and big on the scoreboard (54 offensive points).

If there was anything anyone would want to complain about following the 54-24 win against the Carter County (Ekalaka) Bulldogs on Plainsmen Field Friday, September 24, it would have been the amount of rushing yardage the Scobey defense allowed — 135 yards on 35 rushes for a 3.8 average in the first half and 142 yards on 21 totes for a 6.7 average in the second half for a total of 277 yards on 56 tries for a 4.9 average. That is nearly three and one half football fields from goal line to goal


Other than that it was pretty much all Spartans (41, 204-85, 40.8-17.0), who get this Friday night and the early hours of Saturday morning off due to the St. Labre Braves canceling their season due to a lack of players. It means Scobey gets some extra time to let some bumps and bruises heal and won’t have to make the 644mile roundtrip to Ashland, which is approximately 50 miles slightly southeast of Forsyth as the crow flies.

Scobey's final regular season game is against the Forsyth Dogies (1-4, 116200, 23.2-40.0) on Thursday, October 7, at 5 p.m. on Plainsmen Field. Scobey seniors Josh Hammerly, Colter Oie, Gage Southland, Zach Turner and Tim Weltikol and Opheim High School seniors Damian Cable and Cole Taylor will be honored in a Senior Night ceremony prior to the opening kickoff.

Speaking of the opening boot of the ball, the Spartans needed only four rushes and 97 seconds to get on the scoreboard for an 8-0 lead against the Carter County kids. On a first-and 10 from

the Scobey 35-yard line

fleet-footed junior halfback Zakariah Traeholt found the edge along the north sideline and sped east for a 45yard tally, the origin of bigrush night on the Plainsmen turf. Junior Owen Fishell grabbed the 2-point conversion pass from pivot Boen

Tande for the 8-0 lead.

A 27-yard rush by the

Bulldogs on their initial possession put them in Scobey territory but a tackle for loss followed by a Taylor quarterback sack meant a turnover on downs at the 28, setting up big rush number two.

On the first play of the drive Tande handed off to sophomore Gage Hallock and "Benny" be gone for a 52-yard touchdown. Turner added the 2-poin...