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Windsor falls to Scotland County, 30-14

September 23, 2013

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The Windsor Greyhounds line up against Scotland County. Submitted photo by Melanie Miller.

The Windsor High football team traveled to Fayette to meet up with Scotland County for the second year in a row. The contest, held at Central Methodist University, was dominated by the Tigers running game which gained almost 300 yards on its way to a 30-14 win.

The Greyhounds started out the game with good runs by Trenton Johnson and Luke Roberts before having to punt the ball. Windsor’s defense forced a third and long but the bounces went SCHS’s way as a deflected pass was caught for the first down. Senior fullback Will McRobert carried in the final yard for the score. McRobert turned out to be the difference maker in the game.

After Windsor threw a rare interception the Tigers added on another touchdown by McRobert and a quick 14-0 lead. Scotland County recovered a fumble on the ensuing kickoff but Windsor’s defense stopped the scoring. Phillip Kroh had several minus yardage tackles and recovered a fumble in the second quarter. The halftime scored stood at SCHS 14 – WHS 0.

SCHS opened the second half with a 10-play drive but it was stopped when Brett Rosebrough made a tackle on McRobert on a screen and then a fourth down pass fell incomplete. The Greyhounds had a couple of good plays on traps and counters but again the drive ended at midfield. McRobert, even after suffering a leg injury in the first half, was the workhorse and he scored a third quarter six-pointer. Scotland County led 22-0.

It looked like Scotland County would score again on their next drive but sophomore outside linebacker Tim Kuehner forced a fumble recovered by Kroh. A 21-yard completion from Johnson to Roberts took the ball inside the 10-yard line. Roberts ran in a sweep for a touchdown and then Johnson connected with Rosebrough in the corner of the end zone.

The 22-8 score remained when Windsor forced SCHS to punt but Windsor was unable to mount a scoring drive. Scotland County took advantage of a short field and McRobert scored on a short TD run and the two-point conversion to make the margin 30-8.

The Greyhounds didn’t give up and after a long kickoff return by Chase Wetterow they started a drive near midfield. Mason Briggs followed his linemen on a 19-yard wedge play. As time was running down Johnson found Wetterow open for a touchdown.

Johnson was 7 for 14 passing for 69 yards. Rosebrough had three receptions to go with his PAT catch. Roberts led the Greyhound rushers with 58 yards on 11 carries. In on double digit tackles were Roberts, Johnson, Rosebrough and Kroh. Wetterow, Jerry Nelson, Jakob Erdmann, Donavin Helms and Tristan Terry were each in on a half dozen tackles.

The Greyhounds host Sacred Heart Friday night at David Powell Memorial Field. The Kaysinger Conference game starts at 7:00. Submitted.

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