WINFIELD — Junior quarterback Nick Vance accounted for 236 yards as Winfield earned a workmanlike 21-7 Cardinal Conference win over visiting Scott on a rainy Friday night.
Vance rushed for 139 yards and a TD on 22 carries and completed 6 of 15 passes for 97 yards and another score against two interceptions to lead the Generals (4-5).
“It was a sloppy game — it rained a lot,” said Winfield coach Craig Snyder. “Our guys played hard and they were pretty physical. We had a couple turnovers and some plays called back, but we took care of business. It wasn’t anything flashy, but a win is a win.”
Cameron Brooks turned in a solid performance for the Generals, rushing for 113 yards on 15 carries, and reeling in two passes for 30 yards — including a 12-yard TD pass from Vance.
Malakai Woodard plunged in from 9 yards out for Winfield’s third and final score. The Generals played again without leading rusher John Covert, sidelined with an ankle injury.
“We blocked well,” said Snyder, whose team rolled up 275 yards on the ground. “We lost Jake Huff, one of our better offensive lineman for the rest of the season with a knee injury, and our guys kind of rallied around that and we were able to run the ball fairly well and that was key.”
Despite being banged up, Snyder is hopeful about the Generals’ matchup with Mingo Central on Friday.
“We have one game left and we think we’re playing pretty well right now,” he said. “[Mingo Central] beat Sissonville, and we beat Sissonville by a couple touchdowns, so I think we’re a good matchup. We’ve battled through some injuries, but we have a good chance to finish at .500.”
Phillip White scored on a 25-yard run to lead the Skyhawks (1-8).