SPARTA — The Highland Scots came out of the locker room with resolve and determination in the face of an 18-10 halftime deficit against their backyard rivals, the visiting Centerburg Trojans. The Scots’ defense took over in the second half, grinding down the Trojans to win, 39-31, in their Saturday Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference showdown.
Highland, which only made four field goals in the first half, switched up its strategy at halftime. On defense, the Scots went from a 2-3 zone to man-to-man. That move fed the offense, which gradually came to life. By the end of the third quarter, Highland had a 26-25 lead.