Poplar Comes Up Short In Scobey
Turnovers put the Poplar Indians in an early hole and they fell by a 72-34 final during football action in Scobey on Friday, Sept. 29.
After the Indians lost the ball on a fumble on their first possession, Scobey went on to score on a four-yard run by Brecken Maher.
On Scobey’s next drive, a sack by Poplar’s Gavyn Grainger put the Spartans into a third-and-34 situation. The Spartans, however, went on to score on a 26-yard screen pass from Braxton Wolfe to Alex Moreno. After Poplar’s third fumble of the opening quarter, Wolfe scored on a seven-yard run. Scobey led 24-0 with 3:25 remaining in the first period.
The Spartans added a touchdown with 15 seconds left in the quarter for a 32-0 advantage.
Poplar responded with a 47-yard drive to get on the scoreboard with the running ability of quarterback William Youngman highlighting the possession.
Youngman passed to Adrian Matuck for a two-yard touchdown with 10:15 remaining in the half. Youngman connected with Kameron Reum on the conversion to cut the gap to 32-8.
The Indians then made another big play when Gage Berg recovered a fumbled punt return and raced 31 yards for a touchdown for a 32-14 margin.
Despite strong defensive plays by Walker Bushia and Blake Lambert, the Spartans scored on their next possession on a 33-yard pass from Wolfe to Aiden Leibrand to increase their lead to 38-14 with 1:44 left in the half.
The Indians ended the half on a high note when a double pass play from Youngman to Reum to Lambert gained 35 yards to the Scobey 10. Youngman scored on a threeyard quarterback keeper run on the final play of the half to close the margin to 38-20 at intermission.
After Scobey struck for the first touchdown of the second half, an interception by Zane Dupree set the Indians up at the Scobey six. Poplar reached the end zone on a three-yard dash by Youngman with 3:52 remaining in the period.
Scobey led 58-26 at the end of the third quarter. Poplar’s lone touchdown of the fourth period came on a 39yard pass from Youngman to Matuck.
Poplar will host Plentywood for homecoming on Thursday, Oct. 5, with kickoff at 7 p.m.