Prep Football

L.C.'s Scott thanks Yancey for preparing him for battle

2013-11-07T18:00:00Z 2014-06-24T19:25:16Z L.C.'s Scott thanks Yancey for preparing him for battleSteve Hanlon steve.hanlon@nwi.com, (219) 933-4198 nwitimes.com
November 07, 2013 6:00 pm  • 

ST. JOHN | Most of the players in last Friday's Class 6A Sectional 1 championship game between Merrillville and Lake Central could hardly stand upright.

The mud and rain and cold and more mud made the Burial Grounds a slippery, sloppy mess.

There was one Indian, though, standing tall: senior running back Brandon Scott. He carried the ball 27 times for 111 yards and the first touchdown in Lake Central's 31-0 win.

"It was not easy," Scott said of running on last Friday's turf. "Any play you'd try and cut your foot would slide 3-4 inches. If you made a cut you'd have to regain yourself before taking another step.

"Winning that game was great, more than I could imagine. I look up to Merrillville, they're a great team, the dominant team in Northwest Indiana. But we came out and played hard and got the win."

The victory snapped a 16-game losing streak for the Indians against the Bucs and won L.C.'s first sectional championship since 1999. The Indians lost to Penn in the regional that year 26-23.

Tonight L.C. (9-2) plays top-ranked Penn (11-0) in the regional in St. John.

"The best way to describe Brandon is he does everything right," L.C. coach Brett St. Germain said. "He's a great teammate. There's no difference in how he does things, whether it's a drill, a team workout or anything else.

"He works hard. He does things the right way."

Scott has 251 carries for 1,136 yards and 14 TDs this season. He only rushed for 450 yards last year because David Yancey, now at Purdue, got the mother lode of carries.

Scott, however, did not mind playing behind a player of Yancey's ability.

"Last year wasn't a disappointment at all," Scott said. "People ask me that and I say the same thing. It was great having someone like David in front of me. He was like a mentor to me. He taught me the basic stuff.

"Like keeping your head up at all times, staying positive. He taught me what holes to look for on each play. It was great."

Scott hopes to play football in college and plans on majoring in mechanical engineering. Those thoughts will be in his mind as he faces the mighty Kingsmen.

"They are so fundamentally sound," St. Germain said. "In everything they do. We have to play as clean a game as possible. The game will be billed as two great defenses, which is true. But special teams and field position will be huge.

"And finding out which offense can make some plays."

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