Briefly: Turnovers, red zone futility cost Scott City football team

Saturday, October 22, 2011

CRYSTAL CITY, Mo. -- Scott City's inability to find the end zone after manuevering into the red zone cost the Rams in their Class 2 District 2 game Friday.

The Rams had four drives, including their first two of the game, reach the red zone but come up empty in their 39-20 loss to Crystal City.

The Rams also were victimized by turnovers. Quarterback Jonathan McFall was intercepted five times and Scott City lost a fumble.

Crystal City running back/defensive back Stacey Thornton created headaches for the Rams on both offense and defense. He rushed for 181 yards and two touchdowns on offense and picked off McFall three times.

The Hornets rushed for 386 yards to 127 on the ground for Scott City.

McFall did throw for 254 yards and two touchdowns, both to Zach Cotner.

The Rams (4-5) host St. Pius on Thursday, but the loss dropped them from contention for a playoff berth.

Scoring Summary

Scott City 0 7 7 6 -- 20

Crystal City 7 14 6 12 -- 39

First Quarter

CC -- Stacey Thornton 4 run (Thornton kick), 6:26

Second Quarter

CC -- Nick Rothweiler 7 run (Thornton kick), 11:44

SC -- Jonathan McFall 2 run (McFall kick), 1:53

CC -- Thornton 1 run (Thornton kick), :22

Third Quarter

SC -- Zach Cotner 47 pass from McFall (McFall kick), 10:38

CC -- Rothweiler 4 run (kick fail), 7:28

Fourth Quarter

CC -- Alex Politte 6 run (pass fail), 8:11

SC -- Cotner 6 pass from McFall (kick fail), 4:34

CC -- Rothweiler 88 run (kick fail), 1:44

Team Statistics

First downs (Scott City-Crystal City) 16 22

Rushes-yards 37-127 45-386

Passing yards 254 74

Passes 12-34-5 8-17-0

Punts 0 5-145

Fumbles-lost 1-1 4-2

Penalties-yards 9-95 15-140

Individual Statistics

RUSHING -- Scott City, Jacob Underwood 3-2, Zach Haynes 7-22, Gordy Bradley 21-83, Jonathan McFall 2-8, Austin Atchley 3-12, Team 1-0. Crystal City, Michael Bohnert 5-12, Nick Rothweiler 14-154, Stacey Thornton 18-181, Alex Politte 6-42, Team 1-(-3).

PASSING -- Scott City, Jonathan McFall 12-33-254-5, Zach Carlyle 0-1-0-0. Crystal City, Nick Rothweiler 8-17-74-0.

RECEIVING -- Scott City, Zach Cotner 6-133, Austin Atchley 5-96, Brett Dirnberger 1-25. Crystal City, Austin Helwig 1-18, Colby McCreary 1-15, Stacey Thornton 2-1, Austin Shockley 1-14, Joey Sousan 1-12, Alex Politte 1-13, Justin Morris 1-1.

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