In the first round of the Class 2A playoffs, Coach Rick Wood cooked up his usual recipe. A big helping of Marquez Trigg on the ground, pepper in a few passes from Ryan Hinkley and pour in a tough defense. The result — a huge 43-0 Scottie win over the Washington County Commanders. It was the Scotties 600th program win all-time.
“The 600th win is something very special. If I heard right, it puts us 15th in the state in all-time wins and 42nd, if I heard right, nationally. That’s pretty special.” Wood said. “It’s an honor to play here and it’s an honor to coach here.”
Glasgow decided this one early when they rocked the Commanders 36-0 in the first half to activate a running clock with 3 minutes left in the second quarter.
The Scotties won the coin toss and elected to receive the ball to start the game. It took them just six plays to cover 69 yards and score their first touchdown. The drive’s big plays were a 23-yard pass play from Hinkley to Milas Norris and a point producing run of 33 yards by Trigg.
It took Glasgow just one play to score its next touchdown when the defense forced a Commander fumble and Tyler Pitcock picked it up on one bounce and scooted 43 yards into the end zone.
After the strong Scottie defense held Washington County to just three plays, Glasgow used 3:04 on an eight-play, 65-yard drive capped when Trigg scored his second TD of the game from 15 yards out.
Again the Scottie defense forced the Commanders into a three-and-out drive and again the Scotties took it down the field for a Trigg touchdown. The drive consisted of eight plays covering 80 yards.
On the next Washington possession they finally began to move the ball and it looked like they would score before Trigg knocked a touchdown pass out of the hands of a Commander receiver in the end zone. On the next play, Glasgow again forced a fumble and Connor Glass recovered.
The Scotties then scored their fifth TD of the half on a five-play, 74-yard drive finished by a Hinkley to Norris touchdown pass from the Washington County 15.
Coach Wood elected to go for a two-point conversion to force a running clock.
Glasgow converted when Hinkley hit Glass on a short pass.
“We just do what we do. Our offensive line is fantastic and they have been their entire career. I can’t say enough good things about them,” Wood said. “They (Washington County) have great skill kids and that’s always a concern. Coach Garmon did a great job of keeping our kids in position (on defense) and gave them different looks. When someone runs a spread like they do it can give you problems.
“I was really proud of the effort and it was nice to get the clock rolling early. This time of the year they don’t get style points. Its win and advance. I’m really proud of my kids tonight. “
The second half went by quickly, but not before Glasgow scored one more touchdown. After stopping the Commanders on downs, the Scotties needed just three plays to go 60 yards. Trigg scored his fourth TD of the game when he ran the ball in from the Washington 36-yard-line.
Trigg finished the game with 21 carries and 167 yards on the ground. Hinkley added 47 yards on 4 carries rushing. Hinkley also was 6-8 passing with 125 yards. Norris led all receivers with 91 yards on five catches. Connor Glass had one catch for 34 yards.
Aaron Witty led the defense with nine tackles and Glass added eight. Patrick Adkins was perfect kicking with five extra points.
Glasgow finished the game with 361 total yards while holding Washington County to just 146. 90 of the Commanders yards were on run plays by their quarterback Tylyn Byas.
Glasgow improves their season record to 10-1 while Washington County finishes the year at 4-7. The Scotties next game will be against DeSales of Louisville in Glasgow for a chance to go to the region finals.
“We’re playing good team defense and good team football. We are excited about being able to play such a good team next week.” Wood said. “DeSales beat us last year and we kind of figured we would run into them again this year. They are really solid, but our kids are excited about getting the opportunity to play them again. We just need a great crowd here next week. DeSales will bring a tremendous crowd. We hope all of our alumni come out whether they played football or not. Wear your blue and come out and support these kids.”
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