SPARTA — The Highland Fighting Scots made a statement in their Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference opener on Friday.
The Danville Blue Devils heard that statement first hand.
Brody Matthews led Highland’s potent rushing attack with 179 yards and two touchdowns, while the Scots’ defense held Danville’s high-powered offense to 120 total yards and forced five turnovers in Highland’s 26-0 rout.
“Bigger. Stronger. Faster,” was Danville head coach Ed Honabarger’s assessment of the Scots. “They run that wing-T football well. They’re bigger than us. It was one of those nights.”
Highland won the battle at the line of scrimmage on both sides. The Scots’ superior size — the average weight of the starting linemen is about 40 pounds heavier than that of Danville — led to problems for the Blue Devils throughout the contest.