Scott quarterback Jake Phillips cuts upfield on a first quarter carry at Wartburg Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (Independent Herald photo/LeEtta Boyatt)
Scott quarterback Jake Phillips cuts upfield on a first quarter carry at Wartburg Friday, Sept. 13, 2013. (Independent Herald photo/LeEtta Boyatt)

 

WARTBURG — Scott won its fifth consecutive game dating back to November 2012 with a 51-18 win over the home-standing Bulldogs here Friday evening.

Wartburg returned an interception for a touchdown on the first play from scrimmage, and forced the Highlanders to punt on the ensuing possession.

But Scott (4-0) scored two touchdowns in the span of six plays from scrimmage to take command, and never looked back, coasting to its first 4-0 start since 2008.

Wartburg (0-3) could do little to stop Scott's offense. After the game-opening pick, senior quarterback Jake Phillips responded by throwing five consecutive pass completions that spanned three touchdown drives. He finished the day 12 of 20 for 212 yards. Meanwhile, junior tailback Justin King rushed for 113 yards and three touchdowns on 12 carries to spark a Highlander rushing game that finished with 223 yards.

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