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Scouting report on Seneca team

by Greg Hall

What we know about the Seneca Indians…

Seneca is located right on the Oklahoma border about 15 miles south of Joplin. Their school colors are royal blue and red. Despite their Jayhawk colors, they look a lot like Nebraska in their red jerseys, white pants and white helmets with a red strip down the middle and red facemasks.

Scott Elbert, Seneca’s junior tailback, scored two second half touchdowns and had 173 yards rushing as the Indians defeated Mountain Grove 28-14 Monday night at Earl Campbell Stadium. He accomplished all this despite suffering a hip pointer injury in the first quarter that kept him out of the game until the third quarter. Elbert had a string of four consecutive 200-yard games snapped by Mountain Grove. “When he’s not out there, they’re not quite as good as they are with him out there,” Mountain Grove coach David Williams told the Joplin Globe.

“We had a chance with him on the sideline, but then he comes back and made several big plays.” He sounds like a good one.

Seneca’s last appearance in the state semifinal football game was 1995.

Seneca’s season schedule and results:
at Carthage won 46-0
Mt. Vernon won 31-7
at Lamar won 47-6
McDonald County won 21-0
Neosha won 39-13
at East Newton won 14-7
at Cassville won 40-0
Monett won 42-2
at Carl Junction won 46-0
Sectional: Seneca 49 Harrisonville 9
Quarterfinal: Seneca 28 Mountain Grove 14