The importance of Friday’s football game with rival Barren County High School is not lost on Glasgow coach Rick Wood. A rivalry game brings added excitement for everyone involved, but Woods looks at every game the same. He tries to prepare his team to play hard no matter which team the Scotties face on the field.
“In any crosstown rivalry, the kids know each other and for that one game, it is a big game, just like all rivalries are,” Wood explained. “But we’re not in the district or class with each other. There is no doubt it is a big game, the student body and community gets fired up. But the district season, which helps you get to the playoffs, is later in the year. You can’t base your entire season on any one game. There is a lot more season left, win or lose.”
And that approach may bode well for the Scotties as they prepare for a pretty good Trojan defense. Barren County’s “D” came up big to stop a late rally in the season opener with Metcalfe County and kept the Trojans in last Friday’s game with Warren East before the Raiders finally wore the Trojans down to secure the win.
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