Bearcats shred Gering in rivals’ game
     2016-10-14      By Bonnie Fox    editor@geringcitizen.com
Twin Cities rivals Scottsbluff and Gering faced off at Bearcat Stadium, Friday October 7, with most fans already knowing the outcome. The Bearcats, rebounding from a narrow loss to the McCook Bison last week, took this one easily, trouncing the Bulldogs, 63-6, improving their record to 6-1 on the season.

Gering’s first drive had the Cats off balance. In his first start of the year as quarterback, senior Dalton Scott drove the Bulldogs down to the 2-yard line. Unfortunately, the Cats defense covered the gaps, and erased Gering’s hope of scoring early.

After the turnover on downs, the Bearcats countered with a successful drive of 98 yards for the game’s first score. Workhorse running back Max Mason scored the first of his five touchdowns of the night, and amassed a 195-yards total, added to his 1,258 yards on the season.

Gering fumbled on its next possession, setting up another quick score opportunity for the Bearcats. Scottsbluff sprang a surprise, handing the ball to senior Salem Harsh, who scored the first touchdown of his high school career, which extended the Bearcat lead to 21-0. “It felt great and I have never been able to run the ball. First score, and glad it was against Gering,” Harsh said.

Bearcats senior Robbie Price scooped up yet another fumble in the first quarter. The Cats were on a roll, and just like that the rout was on. Scottsbluff took its four-TD lead at 28-0 into the second quarter.

At the end of the first quarter, Gering’s QB Scott had a completed pass and 1-yard to go for a first down. The Bearcats defense simply wore the Bulldogs down. The Cats offense took over indowns. Gering senior Dylan Radzymski’s heads up play, for an interception gave Gering the ball back. The Bulldogs would get their hopes dashed again by the Bearcats’ stout defense. The speed of the Bearcats offense moved the ball downfield with freshman Jasiya Deollos taking his turn at scoring. Deollos TD put Scottsbluff up, 35-0.

The scrappy Bulldogs would fight to get points on the board, but could not capitalize. Scottsbluff QB Noah Bruner connected with Max Mason to end the half with a spot-on 47-yard touchdown pass. Scottsbluff took a 42-0 into the locker room.

Gering started the second half with a TD drive. Garret Conn hammered in a 14-yard touchdown run. He had 21 carries for 102 yards. Gering went for 2-point conversion, but came up short, 42-6.

During Scottsbluff’s next drive, Mason scored his fifth TD making the score, 49-6.

Gering battled to the end; its offense showed signs of life, as it advanced the ball on great runs and pass receptions, but failed to do it for a sustained drive, and against a Scottsbluff defense that has allowed its opponents few scoring opportunities, Gering showed great progress in scoring.

Gering QB Scott had four completed passes for 22 yards, with 11 carries for 9 yards. Scott also had a kickoff, and punt return, that were 27 yards each.

Scottsbluff put the stamp on the game with a second TD by DeOllos (56-6) and another TD run by sophomore Jeremiah Delzer, which made the final score, 63-6.

Scottsbluff travels to Sidney tonight. Noah Bruner said, “We will keep on working to improve and executing our offense.” Talking to senior defenders about district playoffs, Genaro Gurrola said, “We keep improving on both sides of the ball.”

Dalen Stolen said, “I think we have a chance at playoffs, playing as a team and keep making holes for the backs.”

The Bulldogs host Alliance tonight at 7 p.m.

Area scores:

L – Mitchell 22, Chase County 37

L – Bayard 28, Kimball 42

L – Morrill 18, Hemingford 80

L – Minatare 26, Hay Springs 46

L – Banner County 28, Hyannis 67

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