Despite several golden scoring opportunities throughout the night, the Colby Eagles couldn’t find the end zone against the Scott City Beavers, suffering their first shutout loss in three years in a 28-0 defeat.
The Eagles turned the ball over on downs in the red zone three separate times and also committed three turnovers, two of them in Scott City territory, as they were held off the board for the first time since a 27-0 loss to Holcomb on September 29, 2017.
Scott City’s offense, which came in averaging just 18.7 points per game, made several big plays against Colby’s defense, with five completions of 20-plus yards contributing to a 227-yard passing night for Beaver senior Harrison King. Three of King’s ten completions went for touchdowns.
The Beavers opened the scoring early in the second quarter when King hit sophomore Jace Thomas for a 37-yard score. Thomas would double the Scott City lead with a 51-yard touchdown run later in the quarter, making the halftime margin 14-0 in their favor as Colby was denied on a fourth-and-4 at the Scott City eight yard line in the final minute of the half.
King tacked on two more touchdown passes in the fourth quarter, one a 16-yard toss to Isaac Tarango and the other a 32-yard strike to Carson Faurot.
Colby was held to 237 total yards, and their three turnovers matched a season high. They are 0-2 when losing the turnover battle this season.
The Eagles drop to 5-2 with the win and can only be seeded as high as third in 3A District 6 after falling to 2-2 in the district. They also dropped their first GWAC game of the season and are 3-1 in the league. They wrap up the regular season this coming Friday night at Dennen Field against the Goodland Cowboys.
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