Fighting Scots win third USA South ring
The Maryville College Fighting Scots won their third USA South Championship title on Saturday, Nov. 12 in a 70-14 blowout against Greensboro College. Maryville finished the regular season with a record of 7-1 in conference play.
The Scots now share the title with Huntingdon College after their loss to Huntingdon on Senior Day. Huntingdon Hawks will receive the USA South automatic qualifier to the NCAA playoffs. The Scots ended their undefeated streak when they lost to Huntingdon in a close 28-24 face-off on Nov. 5. The Scots hosted their senior day with a Blackout on Honaker field and recognized 16 senior players.
The following weekend, the Scots traveled to Greensboro to achieve their conference title. MC’s 70-point win over Greensboro is the second in the past two seasons including their defeat of Ferrum College last fall. The most points ever won by the Scots was the team’s defeat of Union College with 103 points on the board in 1924.
In the Scots blow out against Greensboro, game leaders had a combined effort of 650 yards, of which 418 came from ground play. Game leaders included MC’s Ian Hubbs, sophomore, who tied the school record for most extra points made and attempted in a game. Hubbs kicked a 10-for-10 effort on the field which outweighed Kyle Bennett’s record last season against Ferrum.
Other leaders included senior Nick Myers who threw 15-for-21 for 232 yards and scored a running touchdown for 11 yards. Elijah Chenier also came close for breaking a school record for rushing yards this season falling just 10 yards short of the record at 243 yards.
The final touchdown on the game was by Maryville’s Ethan Williams who led the game by picking off an interception and returning the ball to the Scots’ end zone after running 78 yards, completing the Scots’ USA South Athletic Conference Championship title win over Greensboro.