19th November 2000 - Scotland demolish England in historic Under 19
International - story from www.nfleurope.com
SCOTLAND completed a historic gridiron double over the Auld Enemy in Glasgow
Sunday with a 44-2 thrashing of England at Under-19 level.
running back Jordan Falconer scored two touchdowns en route to earn one of the game's two
Most Valuable Player awards helping Scotland lift the Sky Sports NFL Sunday trophy at
Glasgow's Garscube Sports Complex and add to the previous week's Under-16 international
victory over England.
Defensive tackle Jim Adams was awarded the game's defensive MVP trophy, leading a
hard-hitting Scots defense which never allowed their opponents to settle, with two forced
fumbles and two sacks.
The Scots offense used a balanced attack and three quarterbacks - Sarfraz Ahmad, Matt
McCusker and Craig Wilson - to rack up the points and down their historic rivals. England
could only score through a Scots mistake when defensive tackle Shawn Hopkins swatted the
ball from quarterback McCusker's grasp and out of the back of the end zone for the
The Scots began their assault when Graham Clee ran into the end zone from 14 yards out
for the game's first touchdown. Glasgow Lions running back Paul Clements added a second
touchdown from two yards after a stunning 31-yard run to set up the score to make it 12-0.
Falconer split the English defense at the start of the second quarter, slashing 44
yards for the Scots third score. Clee ran in the two-point conversion to make it 20-0.
Strong defense on both sides, with Hopkins sacking Ahmad twice and Scotland's Ross
Templeton recovering two fumbles, saw possession change four times before Ahmad directed
an eight-play scoring drive capped with a seven-yard touchdown pass to Stirling's David
Mooney. Edinburgh quarterback Ahmad ran the two pointer in himself to give Scotland a 28-0
After giving up the safety at the start of the second half, the Scots reclaimed their
dominance of the game when substitute quarterback McCusker fired a stunning 42-yard
touchdown pass to Glasgow Lions team-mate Alan McDermott. David Mooney added the two-point
conversion and Scotland were in command at 36-2.
Victory was completed for the Scots when Falconer added to his earlier score, rushing
into the end zone from ten yards before fellow running back Chris Bolton ran in the
two-point conversion to finish the scoring at 44-2 at the end of the third quarter.
The Scots did return to the end zone two more times with touchdown passes from Under-16
quarterback Craig Wilson to tight end Mark Squire, however, both strikes were called back
due to penalties.