By JAMES BROWN
Glasgow Daily Times
Monroe County was without record-breaking quarterback Chad Wilson on Friday night, but that only meant the Heath Pirates got an introduction to the multitude of other Falcon players capable of running a football.
Jacob Hodges, Brooks Murphy and Tanner Strode combined for 423 rushing yards before all three left the game in the third quarter replaced by backups.
“Through the first 10 games, we rushed for 2,800 yards and that’s a testament to (the offensive line) and we have some good backs who stuck it up in there,” Monroe head coach John Petett said following the game. “I’m proud of my kids and how they worked and practiced and their focus is just on football.”
The Falcons totaled 499 yards rushing, the second most in the program’s history, and cruised to a 49-7 win. For Heath, it was the last football game in the school’s history as it, Lone Oak and Reidland will be consolidated into McCracken County High School next year.
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