MARION — Highland couldn’t get any offense going Friday night and it cost the Scots a 44-2 decision to host River Valley.
The Scots (0-3) racked up just 96 yards of offense on the night against a stout Viking defense. Jack Weaver had 83 of those yards, rushing the ball 21 times.
Meanwhile, RV (3-0) was able to crank out 246 yards just on the ground. Luke Rogers and Cooper Graham shared the workload, rushing for 83 and 77 yards, respectively.
The Vikings added another 87 yards through the air.
The teams battled for nearly a quarter before RV finally got on the board. QB Jake Green connected with Graham on a 12-yard pass and the Vikings were leading.
The second quarter saw the Vikings get rolling offensively, scoring three times. Green connected with Connor Martin on a 31-yard pass, then ran one in from 2 yards out. Logan Miracle closed the first-half scoring with an eight-yard run.
Graham was involved in two scores in the third quarter, catching a nine-yard pass and running one in from 14 yards out.
RV got its final score of the night when Cayden Shidone raced 93 yards with a punt return for a TD.
Highland’s lone points came late in the game when Garison Hankins sacked Green in the end zone.
The Scots will open play in the Knox-Morrow Athletic Conference next Friday, traveling to East Knox. Kick-off is at 7 p.m.
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