Scott's Caleb Sexton takes a handoff from Jake Sexton (3) as Kaleb Byrge (16) blocks during the Highlanders' 34-12 win over Claiborne Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (Independent Herald photo/LeEtta Boyatt)
Scott's Caleb Sexton takes a handoff from Jake Sexton (3) as Kaleb Byrge (16) blocks during the Highlanders' 34-12 win over Claiborne Friday, Oct. 11, 2013. (Independent Herald photo/LeEtta Boyatt)

 

HUNTSVILLE — Justin King rushed for 99 yards — averaging 9.9 yards per carry — and two touchdowns, and quarterback Jake Phillips completed seven of 14 passes for 140 yards and three more scores, as Scott High defeated Claiborne 34-12 Friday to assure itself of its first winning season since 2010.

The Highlanders broke open a tight first half with a pair of scores by King and Phillips, then Phillips added two more scores in the second half for insurance, finding Dusty Hayes and Austin Stephens on the receiving end of picture-perfect touchdown passes, as Scott (6-2) avenged a 2012 loss to Claiborne (4-3).

With the win, Scott is off to its best start since 1999, when quarterback Scotty Brummett — now an assistant coach at Maryville College — guided the Highlanders to a 7-0 start under the tutelage of head coach Bill Hall, now Scott County's director of schools.

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