More road trouble for Tritons

HIGHLAND, Kan. – The Iowa Central football team suffered their fourth loss of the season here Saturday, falling to Highland, 42-2.

After blocking the first extra-point attempt of the game by Highland, the Tritons (0-4 overall) recovered the loose ball and returned it. The Scotties (3-1) controlled things from there.

“We just couldn’t get a stop on defense,” ICCC head coach Kevin Twait said. “We moved the ball pretty well in the second half, we just didn’t put a complete drive together.

“Credit (Highland) because they have a really nice offensive line and good running backs, but we didn’t do ourselves any favors.”

Highland took a 28-2 lead into the half after scoring 22 points in the second quarter. They added two more touchdowns in the third to put the game away.

“We gave up too many long passes,” Twait said. “I thought our kids battled in the second half to try and keep them from scoring.”

Last year, the Tritons claimed a 13-12 victory over the Scotties. Highland’s lone loss came at the hands of 12th-ranked Garden City, 13-7, while they have also bested No. 19 Dodge City (26-16) and Graceland JV (52-2).

“We took better care of the ball, which is a positive, but we need to get much better on offense, defense and special teams,” Twait said. “We need a victory bad.”

Iowa Central travels back to Kansas next Saturday, taking on Independence at 1 p.m. They return home Oct. 1, hosting sixth-ranked Hutchinson.