FREDERICKTOWN — The Highland football team had to answer two challenges on Friday. One from the Fredericktown Freddies and the other from their coaching staff.
The Scots answered the bell on both challenges, holding on for a 36-25 victory over the host Freddies in Knox Morrow Athletic Conference action. “They (Fredericktown) kept mixing up their fronts and did a good job of keeping us on our toes. They would blow up a play, but our kids steered through the course and kept on trucking,” Highland coach Chad Carpenter said. “We challenged them to come out and play in the second half and they did. We made a few changes, which helped, but the kids played hard.”
Jack Weaver did most of the heavy lifting for the Scots on Friday. He finished with 313 yards on just 24 rushes. He scored twice.
The Freddies (2-5 overall, 1-3) gave Highland all it could handle in the first half, thanks to some huge plays offensively. John Robbins scored two touchdowns on runs of 36 and 33 yards to keep the Freddies alive.