COLUMBUS – The Scotus Shamrocks took on the undefeated West Point-Beemer Cadets Friday night, ending the game with a fourth quarter upset.
The Shamrocks got off to a rough start Friday night with the Cadets posting a solid defense in the first half, taking advantage of blocked kicks and interceptions to compliment their strong running game.
After some half time motivation, The Shamrocks tightened up their offense to score touch downs in the fourth quarter. Closing up the gap created by the Cadets.
Scotus Head Coach Tyler Linder says the team really stepped up in the second half.
“We challenged our kids at halftime, right, that you can either be bitter or you can get better and the third quarter was a little bit sluggish, but again their offense really controlled the tempo of the game and it kept our offense off the field. But we had some very good leadership in that fourth quarter that really refused to lie down.”
Linder says the reason for the sluggish start was a lack of detail from the team.
“We’re all the sum of details and if you get the little things right everything from your footwork to your discipline on the snap, to taking mechanics, to just being a great teammate. You do the little things right, the big picture takes care of itself.”
The game ended some with fourth quarter drama. The Shamrocks started to close in on the Cadets end zone. After a throwaway pass, the Shamrocks missed a much needed play to tie up the game.
The West Point-Beemer Cadets beat the Scotus Shamrocks 35-28.