The Highland Park High School varsity football team has secured a spot in the playoffs after shutting out the McKinney North Bulldogs by a score of 31-0 during the team's homecoming game on Friday at Highlander Stadium.
Despite the team's big victory, Scots quarterback Brady Burgin struggled during the game, throwing three interceptions and completing only 14 of 26 passing attempts for 138 yards on offense.
Running back Preston Miller helped lead the Scots to victory by rushing 11 times for 117 yards and three touchdowns.
Also, Scots defensive back Mark Gottsacker made a big play during the game, running an interception back 62 yards for a touchdown, and Scots kicker Nick Rose made a 29 yard field.
Highland Park currently has an 8-0 record for the season and is ranked No. 2 behind Denton Ryan in the DFW area and No. 5 in the state. The Scots next game is against Rockwall Heath at 7 p.m. Oct. 28 at Rockwall ISD Wilkerson-Sanders Stadium.
(Photos and stats courtesy of Rob Graham.)