Worth County Quarterback Tyler New ran for 4 touchdowns and threw for another two, and Grant McIntyre had two receiving touchdowns and ran back a pick six as Worth County dominated their quarterfinal game in the MSHSAA 8-Man playoffs Saturday afternoon, beating Schuyler County 70-16 at Matteson Field in Grant City.
On a beautiful afternoon for football, Worth County scored on all 4 of their first quarter possessions, and all but two of their first half possessions, to take a 54-8 lead at halftime. Quarterback Tyler New ran his first touchdown in with a 31-yard run just 1:21 into the game. He also ran in the two-point conversion for an 8-0 lead. After Worth County stopped the Rams on four downs, New ran another TD in from 14 yards out. He also ran in another two-point conversion for a 16-0 lead.
Grant McIntyre caught a 17-yard pass for a TD with 5:18 left in the 1st quarter. Landon Wilmes had the two-point conversion, and Worth County went to a 24-0 lead.
Tyler New finished the first quarter scoring with a 33-yard TD run. New’s scoring finished for the day when he capped another scoring sequence, set up by a 4th down stop and a long pass play to Bo Collins.
McIntyre finished Worth County’s scoring in the 1st half. He caught a 29-yard pass with 7:47 left. Worth County led 46-0 after the two-point conversion. Schuyler County hit two big plays to get on the board for the first time with 5:56 left in the 2nd. They also recovered a fumble off Worth County’s ensuing possession, but Grant McIntyre ran back an interception. He also caught the two-point conversion pass to complete Worth County’s first half scoring.
Landon Wilmes scored on Worth County’s opening possession in the 3rd period, a possession which came after the Rams used up the first 9 minutes of the period with a running clock, but the drive ended at the Worth County 5-yard-line.
Cole Ruby had the final touchdown run for the Tigers.
Worth County will head to Oregon Friday afternoon for their semi-final game with undefeated South Holt. That game time will be at 3pm
Tigers Head Coach Jon Adwell spoke after the game.
MSHSAA Football Scores
Worth County 70 Schuyler County 16
Braymer 84 St Paul Lutheran 51
Archie 82 Lockwood 42
Bowling Green 50 East Buchanan 22
Lamar 41 Lafayette County 7
Fair Grove 27 Father Tolton 13
Valle Catholic 47 Life for Life 14
St Pius X 42 Odessa 7
Kearney 35 Nevada 0