Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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September 1, 2012

Glasgow remains undefeated

Scotties topple Trojans, 28-8

GLASGOW — The Glasgow Scotties kept knocking on the door of the end zone Friday night, threatening to break a big play, play after play, against the Barren County Trojans. Finally, the Scotties knocked the door down in the second half to roll to a 28-8 victory over their crosstown rivals.

Glasgow scored 21 points in the final two quarters to cruise to the win. The victory is the third win of the season for the Scotties and the fifth straight win in the series.

“We lost nine of 11 starters on each side of the ball this year. That’s a lot to lose,’ said Glasgow coach Rick Wood after the game. “But Barren County is a very good team and they played really well tonight. They were aggressive and we had three turnovers. But I will take a 28-8 victory over Barren County anytime.”

“I was really proud of the guys tonight,” said Barren County coach Jason Esters. “We left everything on the field. I felt like we had a good game plan and, if a play here or there went the other way, it could have been a different game.”

Leading 7-0 at the half, the Glasgow Scotties came out in the third quarter running the ball with authority. After holding the Trojans on the first possession of the period, the Scotties took over on their own 35 and took nine plays to go 65 yards for the touchdown. Quentel Bradley rambled seven yards for the score. Patrick Adkins kicked the extra point and the Scotties led 14-0

The Scotties’ defense stymied the Trojans again on their next possession and took the ball over at their own 30-yard line. Marquez Trigg made little work of the Trojans’ defense and rambled 70 yards for the touchdown. Adkins’ kick was good and the Scotties led 21-0.

“I was proud of the way Quentel and Marquez ran the ball today. I thought we hung in there with them and with Marquez being fresh in the fourth quarter, it really made a difference,” Wood said. “Quentel and Marquez do a good job. If I call the other one’s number, they don’t fuss.”

The Trojans did get on the scoreboard late in the fourth quarter when Barren County drove 70 yards in 18 plays for the touchdown. Josh Durham marched the Trojans down the field with pinpoint passing and some nifty running. Durham hit Dalton Bush with a 14-yard touchdown pass and then connected with Chris Furlong on the two-point conversion to make 21-8.

But the Scotties came right back to answer the Trojans and put the final nail in the Barren County coffin with another 70-yard run by Trigg. The Glasgow speedster ran through and over Barren County defenders to get to the end zone. Adkins’ kick was good to give the Scotties the 28-8 victory.

“I told the kids that we can’t let the outcome of this game dictate the rest of our season like it did in the past,” Esters said. “We have to get better each week because we have Monroe County next week and then we start district play. The guys played very hard and I am very proud of them.”

The first half couldn’t have gone any better than it did for the Trojans. The BCHS defense was stellar, finding ways to contain the speedy Glasgow offense. The two teams exchanged possessions to open the game and on the Scotties’ second drive in the first quarter, the Trojans caused a Bradley fumble and Barren took over on the Glasgow 46-yard line.

Unfortunately for the Trojans, they were forced to punt to the Scotties.

Glasgow and Barren County exchanged a couple more possessions until the Scotties’ defense came up big and held the Trojans on downs and took over at the Barren County 43.

That’s when Glasgow delivered the first punch of the game when the Scotties took eight plays, with the help of a Barren County penalty, to finally find the end zone. Bradley ran the ball over from the 1-yard line. Adkins converted the extra point to make it 7-0 with less than 9 minutes to go in the first half.

The Scotties will put their undefeated record on the line next Friday when they host the Allen County-Scottsville Patriots. The Trojans will also be at home next Friday when they play host to the Monroe County Falcons.

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