"He is the American dream," says Hays High football coach Tony Crough in reference to senior Bill Scott. Scott is the latest Indian to sign a Letter of Intent to play football on the collegiate level. He inked his name with Peru State College on Wednesday morning. The school is located in Peru, Nebraska, in the southeast corner of the state.
Crough says that Scott had a dream to be a college football player and put in all the hard work that is required to reach that pinnacle. During the signing the head coach said a few words about the senior defensive specialist and mentioned how the senior just didn't "want" to play college football — he worked his way there.
Coach Tony Crough
Scott played several different defensive positions while in high school including time at cornerback, linebacker, bandit, safety and a stand-up defensive end. Safety, he says, was his favorite position and that is where the coaches at Peru State plan to have the 186 pound senior begin his time.
Scott considered several different offers, but during the month of December decided it was time to make a decision, and landed on Peru State College.
Scott ended his career with 54 total tackles, 3 tackles for loss, one interceptions, one caused fumble and two fumble recoveries.
During the 2020 season, Scott was part of a defense that allowed just 13.5 points per game and 231 total yards per contest.