Shorecrest Scots football scores near perfect game against Kingston

Sunday, September 10, 2017

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Shorecrest 58 - Kingston 6
Friday, 9-8-2017 at Shorecrest
Overall record 2-0

By Gordon Stephenson

On a perfect September night, the Shorecrest Scots put together a nearly perfect game over Kingston, winning 58-6 over a Buccaneers squad that was overmatched from the opening whistle.

It was the defense that scored first, with Gabe Reyes sacking Kingston quarterback Nick Waxon in his own end zone for a safety that put the Scots up 2-0. From then on, there was no looking back. Before the first quarter was out, Scots QB Eladio Fountain had three scoring throws: To Sammy Seliga for a 21 yard touchdown; Chris Lee from 22 yards out; and to Rico Dellaguardia.

Ricardo Ruiz, following up on his heroic performance last week at Interlake, in which he scored the winning touchdown in overtime, added another TD to his expanding stat list, this one from six yards out. Cyrus Filoteo, the night's leading rusher with 57 yards on six carries, finished out the quarter with a score from the four yard line, capping a feverish 12 minutes of play, and leaving the Scots up 30-0.

Coach Brandon Christensen took the opportunity to play well into his roster, giving many players a chance to show what they can do at the varsity level. Opening the second quarter, Filoteo scored again, this time from four yards out. Junior quarterback John Stephenson added a touchdown throw of his own, hitting Antonio Stillwell in the endzone for a 15 yard strike. Sophomore Diego Angel-Cruz ran for scores from 20 and 35 yards out and Sophomore Tony Garcia-Cruz was perfect as the kicker, making all eight of his PAT attempts for the night.

The defense controlled the pace for of much of the game, wreaking havoc with the Kingston offense and causing five turnovers, including two interceptions, one each by Layne Lyons and senior Brayden Victor. 19 individual Scots contributed tackles, led by Latrell Jones, who had six solo takedowns, and Sam Jacoby, who contributed 5 tackles. The Buc's were held to just 36 yards of total offense, but prevented the shutout with a perfect last second scoring pass by Waxon from 15 yards out as time expired.

The 52 point win was Shorecrest's largest margin of victory in over a decade, and gives them a 2-0 start to their 2017 campaign. Celebration won't last long, however, as the Scots prepare for next week's home game at 7pm against Meadowdale.


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