The highest scoring offense in Scott High football history was back at it again as they came out firing on all cylinders and cruised past McMinn Central, 49-13, on Senior Night.
"It was an unbelievable effort," Scott High coach Keith Shannon said. "They played with a lot of effort and energy. They were focused from the start to the finish."
The Highlanders have now won five games in a row and have improved their overall record to 7-3. The win also improved their record in Region 2-A to 3-2 and gave them the No.3 seed in the playoffs.
"I've said it before, but this might have been our best half of football this season," Shannon said. "The thing that's helped our program the most is just our sense of pride. Our kids came out here and took care of business."
Scott High got on the board early as Hayden Byrge scored on an eight-yard touchdown run. Will Blakley added the point after for the 7-0 lead. Blakley connected on all six of his PATs.
Once the wheels got to turning they didn't stop as Billy Hall connected with Josh Roden for a 28-yard touchdown pass to give Scott High a 14-0.
Four minutes later Hall tossed a seven-yard scoring strike to JoBen Terry to give the Highlanders a 21-0 cushion with 4:45 remaining in the opening quarter.
Hall capped off the first quarter with his legs as he rushed for a 49-yard touchdown to give Scott High a commanding 28-0 advantage.
Early in the second quarter, Byrge struck again for the home team as he plowed his way into the end zone for a nine-yard toucdhown. The Highlanders held a 35-0 lead with 9:10 left in the first half.
Just before the half, Hall completed another touchdown pass, this time it was a 39-yarder to Byrge to give Scott High a 42-0 lead with one quarter left to play.
The Highlanders' final score came on an eight-yard run by Roden to push the lead to 49-7.
The Highlanders will travel to Northview Academy for the first round of the playoffs. The game will kick off at 7 p.m.