HUNTSVILLE — If you raised your eyebrows when Scott High head coach Eric Henry predicted that his 2017 Lady Highlanders would compete for a championship in the newly-formed District 5-2A, you might want to lower them now.
Scott High has gotten on a roll in the early season. Heading into Tuesday’s non-district game against Oneida, which was to have been played in Huntsville, the Lady Highlanders had won three games in a row — all of them in dominating fashion.
Last week was a particularly big week for Scott. After an 11-2 win over First Baptist Academy on Monday, the Lady Highlanders followed with a 9-0 win over district foe Clinton on Thursday.
Throw in a 5-0 win over McCreary Central back on Aug. 24, and the Lady Highlanders had out-scored their opponents to the tune of 25-2 in a three-game stretch as they headed into Tuesday’s showdown with the Lady Indians.
Scott’s only loss in 2017 was a 5-0 defeat at the hands of Anderson County. While the Mavericks are a district opponent, that Aug. 21 game did not count towards the conference standings. The two teams will play for real on Sept. 28 in Huntsville.
In Monday’s game against FBA, which is based in Powell, the Lady Highlanders led 4-2 at halftime before going on a 7-0 tear in the second half.
In the first half, Kyra Stanley got the scoring started on an assist by Haleigh Phillips. Later, Phillips scored two goals — one on an assist by Emily Mays and another on an assist by Asher Ellis. Lexi Storey concluded the first half story on an assist by Mays.
Phillips completed her hat trick with a goal to start the second half scoring, which was assisted by Journey Babb. Babb then scored two goals of her own, the first on an assist by Jesse West and the second on an assist by Macy Brown. That was followed by a McKayla Babb goal, which was assisted by Audi Boles. Gabby Boles then scored two goals, one of which was assisted by Jestine Phillips and one of which was unassisted. Scott’s final goal was scored by Jade Morgan, with Lily Cross assisting.
In Thursday’s follow-up game, nine different Lady Highlanders scored nine goals as Scott rolled to the 9-0 win over Clinton.
In a six-goal first half, the Lady Highlanders picked up goals from Kyra Stanley, on an assist from Phillips; from Phillips, on an assist by Brown; from McKayla Babb, on an assist by Kyra Stanley; from Lindsey Hanson, on an assist by Storey; from Julia Butts, on an assist by Dara Stanley; and from Brown, on an assist by Dara Stanley.
In the second half, Dara Stanley scored an unassisted goal, followed by an Audi Boles goal that was assisted by Cross. Boles then returned the favor, assisting a goal by Cross to conclude the scoring.