SCIOTOVILLE- On Homecoming night, the Sciotoville East Tartans defeated the Northwest Mohawks 46-14 in a matchup riddled with penalty flags and turnovers. In an uncharacteristic game for the undefeated Tartans, both teams saw multiple dead ball penalties, personal fouls, facemasks, horse collars, and turnovers.
East started early, with a 37-yard completion from Kyle Flannery to quarterback Drew Lowe, setting up a 14-yard DeShaun Martin touchdown rush on their first series. Just over two minutes into the quarter, Brady Douthat intercepted Northwest’s Garret Rowe, one of his two interceptions on the evening. The turnover set up a Lowe touchdown pass to Akia Brown. A 51-yard run from Austin Penrod of Northwest with 6:39 left in the first quarter began the onslaught of dead ball penalties in the first half. Both teams collected over three a piece in the first 24 minutes of play.
Northwest completed a 34-yard double reverse flea flicker pass (yes that happened) with 4:59 left in the half to set up a Cainen Spencer 8 yard touchdown run. That was the only score from Northwst in the first half.
The second half saw East pull away, but it wasn’t without some more sloppy play. More deadball penalties and an Akia Brown 39-yard trip to the house led to an ejection of a Northwest parent in the third quarter.
Akia Brown led the way for the impressive victory from East, with 101 rushing yards, 33 receiving yards, three rushing touchdowns, and a punt return for a score. He also led the Tartans with 11 tackles on the defensive end. Kanyan Bruton added a receiving touchdown of his own and 49 yards, while DeShaun Martin had the other rushing score for the tartans and 62 yards of his own. Quarterback Drew Lowe finished the night with 92 passing yards and a touchdown. Northwest’s senior running back Austin Jenkins put up a fight for the Mohawks with over 100 yard of his own. Senior Matt Ferguson of East played a key role in keeping the Northwest squad off the board with an impressive three fumble recoveries.