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Scott City eliminated by Cheney, 38-7

Scott City was held under 10 points for the first time in 73 games, and Cheney advanced to their first ever Sub-State in football as the Cardinals grounded the Beavers in Scott City.

Cheney (9-2) scored 24 unanswered points in the second half after scoring two quick touchdowns in the opening 3 minutes, 24 seconds of the game. Scott City (8-3) cut into the lead late in the first quarter as Hunter Yager capped off an 8-play, 74-yard drive with a 10-yard TD dash, making it 14-7 Cheney with 4:44 to go in the first quarter.

The Cardinals came out firing, scoring twice in the first quarter to take a 14-0 lead. Seth Teague returned the opening kickoff 91 yards for the game’s first score, while Riley Retz capped off a quick drive with a 26-yard run to give Cheney a 14-0 edge with 8 minutes, 35 seconds to go in the opening stanza.

The rest of the first half featured some spectacular play, and both defenses making key stops. The Cardinals outgained the Beavers in the first half, 158-105.

Cheney scored twice in the third quarter, on a Zach Block 1-yard run, and a 53-yard pass from Harrison Voth to Riley Petts, to push the lead to 27-7. The Cardinals added a 3-yard run from Block and a 34-yard field goal from Hunter Ivory to round out the scoring.

The Cardinals held the Beavers to just 2 yards of offense in the second half, and only six first downs for the game.

Scott City, which fell to 52-11 in the playoffs, allowed more than 20 points at home for the first time since the 2016 playoffs against Holcomb.

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