CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- It's hard to lose when the other team fails to score.
That's been the mantra for Keyser's football team this season as it whirls into the quarterfinals of the Class AA playoffs at 1:30 p.m. Saturday against visiting Scott.
The second-seeded Golden Tornado (10-1) has given up yards and especially points grudgingly to opponents.
In 11 games, Keyser has allowed only 12 touchdowns - three of those to Maryland power Fort Hill (9-2), which is competing in the second round of its state playoffs. Keyser still won that game handily 51-22.
"They've only given up a couple touchdowns two, three times,'' said Scott coach Shane Griffith, "and a couple of those came on slop scores late in the game.
"You can't go in there scheming and thinking you're going to put four, five, six touchdowns on the board on them. You've got to balance out your own attack, execute clean and put a couple, three scores on there, and that's what you've got to hold them to.''
The offense for No. 7 Scott (8-3) is predicated on a three-headed running game that features Robert Bias (1,130 yards, nine touchdowns), Cameron Loftus (790 yards, 11 TDs) and Tristan Crone (526 yards, 11 TDs).
"They're huge,'' said Keyser coach Sean Biser. "They're big and they've got a lot of size everywhere - especially the big kids up front. They're probably the biggest team we've played all year, and that's saying something. They do good, hard running in the backfield and [Bias] has got some wheels on him. It's definitely a challenge.''
Biser said the best part of his defense's success this season has been its ability to shut down any kind of offense.