It was a tale of two halves for the Fort Scott Community College football team as they opened up their season with a 21-17 victory over Kilgore College.

It was a tale of two halves for the Fort Scott Community College football team as they opened up their season with a 21-17 victory over Kilgore College. 
Fort Scott scored 14 unanswered second half points and then held off a late fourth quarter charge by the Rangers to go 1-0 to start the 2009 football season.
The game was played in front of a packed Fort Scott’s Frary Field.
Kilgore opened the game with a 13 play drive that consumed 62 yards resulting in a David Bailey 25 yard field goal. Following a FSCC punt Kilgore again maintained a long drive with a 19 play 91-yard drive that ended with a Kilgore running back Dominique Wilkins 3 yard touchdown plunge. 
Bailey kicked the PAT to make it 10-0 Kilgore.
Fort Scott took the ball on the next possession and marched 79 yards in just seven plays with tail back Justin Woods scoring from 25 yards out.
Luke Halsey’s PAT cut Kilgore’s lead to 10-7 with 7 minutes. 43 seconds left in the half. Kilgore answered when quarterback Chase Fisher scored on a one yard dive to make the score 17-7 with 27 seconds left in the first half.
Third down conversions in the first half were the key for Kilgore, converting 5 of 7 third downs.
Fort Scott’s first possession of the second half resulted in Jasmin Hopkins’ rushing touchdown from two yards out. Halsey’s good PAT made it 17-14 with 11:18 left in the third.
Both teams exchanged drives but neither could score. With just over four minutes left in the game, ‘Hounds quarterback Dominique Davis dropped back and threw a six yard slant route that resulted in a 75-yard touchdown catch and run to freshman wide out Malcolm Moulton. Moulton who made a great shoestring catch sprinted through the Kilgore defenders and out raced them to the end zone for the go ahead score.
Another Halsey PAT put the ‘Hounds up by four. 
Kilgore marched inside the ‘Hounds 40 yard line but couldn’t go any further as the defense stiffened to preserve the victory.
Justin Woods led Fort Scott with 150 yards rushing on 21 carries.
Fort Scott travels to Coffeyville, Kansas next Saturday night to face the Red Ravens. Game time is 7 p.m.