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September 8, 2012

Ugly

Scotties earn ugly 7-6 win over ACS

GLASGOW — Even ugly wins are wins and the Glasgow Scotties’ 7-6 home victory Friday was ugly.

“We had a lot of mistakes, a lot of penalties,” Glasgow head football coach Rick Wood said after his team defeated visiting Allen County-Scottsville. “We’re 4-0, but we’ve got a lot of stuff to work on.”

Glasgow had seven penalties for 65 yards in total, but 40 yards worth of penalties were on the team’s first drive of the game.

“We broke a sweep for a touchdown on that first drive, but had it called back because of a penalty,” Wood added.

Despite the offensive inconsistencies, Wood was pleased with his defense’s performance, which included a win-saving fumble recovery by Micah Castanon late in the game.

With Glasgow clinging to its one-point lead, the Patriots were pushing the ball down field with under six minutes to play. The drive started after Allen County stopped the Scotties on the goal line with 9:50 left to go and momentum swung in their favor. A few plays after a 49-yard run by Charlie Trapp to the 50, the Patriots had marched to Glasgow’s 11 yard line. On second-and-6, ACS quarterback Connor Ross lost the ball on an option fake to Trapp. The ball squirted out of a pile of players toward the Glasgow sideline, where Castanon outran two chasing ACS players and recovered the ball.

“He did a great job getting the ball. He got himself under control and recovered the ball,” Wood explained. “Castanon just has a nose for the ball.”

The Scotties took over with 5:26 to go in the game and methodically moved to ball their own 45, but a personal foul penalty derailed the drive and forced a punt.

“We were on our way to a positive end to the game and that hurt us,” Wood said. “We knew this was going to be a physical game and that’s what physical play will do. We have to improve.”

Along with the positive defensive plays, Ben Furlong had a solid night punting. He averaged 42 yards on five punts.

Wood said Furlong’s punts helped Glasgow change field position with Allen County several times.

Glasgow’s lone score came on the first play of the second quarter when Quentel Bradley rushed 13 yards for a touchdown. Patrick Adkins successful extra point proved to be the difference in the game.

The Patriots scored with 1:47 left in the third quarter on a four-yard run by Austin Napier. The PAT kick was wide left and left Glasgow with the 7-6 lead.

Along with opening drive where a touchdown was negated by a penalty, the Scotties also had a field goal blocked during the game and had a drive stopped at the Patriots’ one-yard line with 9:50 to play in the game.

“We’ll get better or we’ll get hammered the next two weeks,” Wood said.

Glasgow plays at Monroe County, a 46-6 winner over Barren on Friday, next week then hosts Somerset on Sept. 21 for homecoming.

The Scotties finished with 262 yards of total offense against the Patriots, with 231 from rushing.

Marquez Trigg led Glasgow with 111 yards on 16 attempts, while Bradley had 73 on 13 carries and Gary Settles rushed four times for 35 yards.

Quarterback Ryan Hinkley completed 2 of 5 passes for 31 yards. Josh Boggs caught one pass for 16 yards, while Milas Norris caught one for 15 yards.

Trapp led the Patriots with 84 yards on 12 carries. Ross completed 4 of 12 passes for 57 yards. Nathan Helms caught two passes for 32 yards.

Glasgow plays at Monroe County next Friday at 7 p.m

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