SPARTA — Highland had all the right answers on Friday.

Every time Mount Gilead would score to close the gap, the Scots responded with a score of their own and they went on to a 28-13 victory over the visiting Indians.

Highland (3-4, 3-1) opened the scoring when Jack Weaver hit paydirt from 2 yards out on the opening drive.

Mount Gilead (2-5, 1-3) followed up with a 10-yard scoring pass from Joel Butterman to Nathan Rogers.

But, Highland got the answer with its defense when Cody Matthews recovered an Indian fumble in the end zone for the score.

Highland pushed its lead to 14 when Kadin Johnson scored with 3:26 left in the half.

Butterman threw his second touchdown pass, this time to Owen Blanton to pull within a score. But, Weaver came through with a 28-yard scoring romp to put the game away.

Weaver finished with 137 yards rushing on 27 carries to lead the Scots. Garison Hankins added 47 yards on eight carries. Johnson completed just 4 of 12 passes, but they went for 73 yards. Landon Remmert caught two passes for 37 yards.

Mount Gilead was led by Butterman, who completed 10 of 16 passes for 132 yards and two TDs. He also ran the ball 17 times for 52 yards.

Highland will travel to Centerburg next Friday, while Mount Gilead will entertain Fredericktown.

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