Scotlandville hands Archbishop Rummel First Loss of the Season

In a game that was not only dry and fair, but also about an hour away from their home turf, the Scotlandville Hornets took on the Archbishop Rummel Raiders in Metarie, Louisiana. Scotlandville is coming off of a crushing defeat to the West Monroe Rebels last week, which saw them unable to complete the two-minute drill and lose 31-28. Archbishop Rummel is fresh off their fourth consecutive win to start the season, this time over the Holy Cross Tigers that ended 14-7.

Scotlandville would start with the ball on their own 35-yard line to begin the game, and give the ball over after a failed fourth down conversion to start the game. Archbishop Rummel wouldn’t get much of anything on the ensuing drive, giving the Hornets a chance to do so. With roughly two minutes left in the first quarter, the Hornets threw it in for six, with the PAT a success. This score seemingly made the Raiders mad, as a 62-yard play would set up a one yard touchdown for the runningback (with a successful PAT) to tie it to end the quarter.

The second quarter would begin with Scotlandville on Archbishop Rummel’s 40-yard line in the midst of another drive, ending with yet another passing touchdown for QB Zae Teasett. The Raiders followed up with their own blow, this time rushing it in the next drive. To finish the half, the Hornets would be unsuccessful with a two minute drill, ending with an interception on Archbishop Rummel’s three yard line.

To start the second half, the Archbishop Rummel Raiders would try to make a statement to their undefeated record and succeed. A 70-yard passing touchdown put the game in their favor for the first time yet, making it 21-14. Despite this quick score, the Scotlandville Hornets would not go down without a fight. A 61-yard pass by Zae Taesett would set up a 13-yard rushing TD only a few minutes later, evening the score once again. The Raiders would drive all the way down to Scotlandville’s 20-yard line, but get stalled and turn it over on downs. Using this momentum, the Hornets would end this drive with a 30-yard touchdown pass to put the score back in their favor at 28-21. The Raiders would not be silenced however, as they would drive down the field to run it in for the game-tying score.

Scotlandville would once again start the quarter with the ball, but eventually turn it over on downs once more. The Raiders would not use this slight momentum change, and punt the ball back to the Hornets. Using their own 27-yard line to start, Scotlandville would dwindle the clock down and punch the ball in for a late 35-28 lead. Archbishop Rummel, having the fate of the game on the offense’s shoulders, would drive down the field in their own two-minute drill. Unlike Scotlandville, the Raiders made it into the endzone as time expired. Also unlike Scotlandville, they would be unsuccessful with the conversion after the touchdown, failing to connect on a two point play to win outright. The final score would be 35-34.

In a game of blows, both Scotlandville and Archbishop Rummel would try to show that they can outmuscle the other with electric plays on offense. But in the end, it was the defense of the Hornets that would stand tall and take down the undefeated Archbishop Rummel. Scotlandville will travel to Baton Rouge to take on the Central Wildcats next Friday, while Archbishop Rummel will travel to River Ridge to take on the John Curtis Christian Patriots at the same time.

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