Highlanders advance to second round

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Scott High's Billy Hall avoids a defender. Hall set a school record with 391 passing yards.

The Highlanders wanted another shot at Alcoa and after defeating Northview 49-14 in the first round of the playoffs, they will have their chance.
The Highlanders are playing their best football of the season and their quarterback, Billy Hall, is playing the best football of his career. Hall set a school record with 391 passing yards. He completed 16 of 20 passes and recorded five passing touchdowns. He also added two rushing touchdowns and set another school record for 453 total yards of offense.
The Highlanders jumped ahead 14-0 thanks to a 19-yard touchdown run by Hall and a 54-yard touchdown pass to Josh Roden. Roden finished with three catches for 71 yards.
Northview scored with 1:34 remaining in the first quarter, but Scott High answered as Hall connected with JoBen Terry for a touchdown with :20 left in the opening frame to give the Highlanders a 21-7 advantage. Terry finished with seven catches for 172 yards and two touchdowns.
Scott High's Ryan Newport caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from Hall to give his team a 28-7 cushion, but Northview answered with a seven-yard touchdown pass to cut the lead back to two scores at 28-14.
It didn't take long for the highest scoring offense in school history to respond as Hall scrambled for a 21-yard touchdown run and moments later threw a 30-yard touchdown strike to Ryan Newport as time expired in the first half of play. The two quick scores gave Scott High a 42-14 lead and they never looked back. Newport finished with four catches for 129 yards and two touchdowns.
The Highlanders scored their final touchdown on a 16-yard pass from Hall to Terry to round out the scoring. Scott High will travel to Alcoa on Friday for another 7 p.m. kickoff.

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