Scots overrule the Monarchs for homecoming

Anthony Mahoney, no. 74, blocks Monarch’s no. 93 during a play in the first half. – Rebecca Jones

Homecoming weekend ended with the Scots winning against Methodist University, home of the Monarchs, with a score of 35-14.

The Monarchs are located in Fayetteville, North Carolina and have at a 1-6 ranking. The Scots are now at 4-3.  

The first quarter started with the Scots winning the coin toss. In the first five minutes, Elijah Hairston scored the first touchdown of the game, and Ian Hubbs got the extra point. The Scots also scored the second touchdown of the game when Caine Adamson passed to Mac Seagle, who rushed 17 yards for a touchdown close to the end of the first quarter. However, Hubbs did not make the extra point.

The second quarter included the Monarchs scoring their first touchdown of two and two field goal attempts by the Scots. Before halftime, the score was 19-7.

During halftime, the MC Scotties dance team performed, wearing pink and white tie-dye in honor of Breast Cancer awareness month. The dance, choreographed by Junior Bailey Decker, was a hit with the crowd.

The dance Team always puts all of our energy into each dance that we perform at the football games, so naturally Homecoming is one that we want to be as synchronized and technical as possible,” said Bailey Decker. “For this years game, we are dancing to ‘Feel It Stillby Portugal. The Man. I chose this song because it is about embracing the times we live in while still reflecting on our history and where we came from. I thought it would be light-hearted and enjoyed by the Alumni and current students at Maryville College.”

Many alumni were honored during halftime, and the crowning of Homecoming King and Queen was hosted. Jordan McCullough won Homecoming King, and Kaitlyn Flickinger won Homecoming Queen; however, she was unable to attend as she was playing in a volleyball game against LaGrange College.

Bailey Decker, front, Jessica Rhea, right, and Jordan Dopp, back, dance to “Feel It Still” by ForeverFloatn during their
halftime performance. – Rebecca Jones

After halftime, Hubbs put nine points on the board for the Scots in three good field goal attempts. However, the Monarchs were not able to make any advances towards the end zone. The Monarchs scored their second touchdown of the game during the fourth quarter, giving them 14 points. Hubbs attempted his last field goal. The game ended with the Scots winning 35-14.

The Homecoming game is different because of the atmosphere,” said Adam Diggs, no. 12. “The alumni, tailgating and all the events on Saturday create a great atmosphere for college gameday. Homecoming is a time for everyone to come home. The past joins the present in a celebration of how special Maryville College is. As a football player, it’s a chance to play a game in front of a large number of people that take pride in this school.

With their win-loss at 4-3, the Scots play at Averett University located in Danville, Virginia next Saturday, Oct 28.

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