Scottsbluff dominates Lexington in 64-14 win

Scottsbluff's Jackson Ostdiek stiff arms a Lexington defender during their game Friday night at Bearcat Stadium in Scottsbluff.

SCOTTSBLUFF — The Scottsbluff Bearcats dominated on all sides of the ball in their 64-14 win over Lextington Friday night at Bearcat Stadium.

Scottsbluff forced a Lexington fumble on the opening kickoff and didn’t look back.

“We complimented each other on the offensive side of the ball and the defensive side of the ball,” Scottsbluff head coach Jud Hall said. “Even our special teams did a really good job tonight. Our special teams started the game with forcing a turnover. We scored three plays later, so that’s a great way to start the game. And, to have everybody working together to accomplish the same goal.”

The Bearcats kept up a torrid pace in the first half. Scottsbluff had a 28-0 lead midway through the first quarter.

That lead would explode to 31-7 midway through the second quarter.

Jasiya DeOllos would find the end zone in the second quarter to give the Bearcats the 45-7 lead.

DeOllos had two long scoring plays for Scottsbluff.

Hall said DeOllos is a big part of the Bearcat offense.

“We’ve got to find a way to get Jasiya the ball in different situations and in the pass game and the run game,” Hall said. “He’s such a great athlete that if he has the ball in his hands, he is capable of doing special things with it. We still need to continue to find ways to get the ball to him when we have it on offense.”

Minutes after DeOllos’ score, Caleb Walker would score to put Scottsbluff up 52-7. The Bearcats took that lead into halftime.

On the opening drive of the second half, Lexington attempted an onside kick, but Scottsbluff recovered the ball.

Scottsbluff’s Jackson Ostdiek would score on the ensuing drive to put the Bearcats up 59-7. Lexington would score a few minutes later after Scottsbluff kicked a field goal. The Bearcats would record a safety toward the end to make the score 64-14.

DeOllos said the team came out to play hard.

“The key was just to play hard,” he said. “Lexington was leading the district, so coach told us we just need to come out and play hard. And that’s what we did. Our focus this week was on playing confident, and I think we did a pretty good job of that.”

Sebastian Harsh also had a big game for Scottsbluff.

“Sebastian is a special player,” Hall said. “He was able to make some right reads in the pass game, and he’s always going to run the ball hard. He’s just a kid who still has to get better as we go forward.”

Hall said his team is focusing on getting better with each game.

“That’s been a focus of ours, is trying to continue to get better. Give ourselves extra possessions. Our defense was able to come up with those turnovers tonight and come up with those extra possessions,’ he said. “We’re still continuing to get better, and that’s what you want to do. You want to be playing your best football in the next couple of weeks, and, so far, we’ve been able to continue on that track.”

Scottsbluff will be back in action on Oct. 18 against Alliance.

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Jeff Van Patten is the sports editor of the Star-Herald. Jeff can be reached by calling 308-632-9050 or emailing jeff.vanpatten@starherald.com.

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