Glasgow Daily Times
The Monroe County High School Falcons’s football season came to a close Friday night when they dropped a 49-6 decision at Paducah Tilghman in the second round of the Kentucky High School Athletic Association State Playoffs.
“The bottom line for us tonight is we ran into a buzzsaw,” said Monroe County coach John Petett. “We knew going in that Paducah Tilghman was a great team, probably one of the top 3 teams in Class 3A. And I believe they’re going to make a lot of noise in the playoffs.”
Paducah Tilghman jumped out to an early lead, taking a 14-0 advantage into the second quarter before the Falcons could get on the scoreboard.
Monroe County cut the Blue Tornado’s lead to 14-6 before half time when Carleton Huff ran the ball over from the 4-yard line.
“We couldn’t do anything to stop them tonight. They passed on us, they ran the ball well,” Petett said. “We got as close as 14-6, but it was all downhill from there.”
Paducah Tilghman outscored the Falcons 35-0 the rest of the way to secure the victory.
Huff was the leading rusher for the Falcons. He had 27 yards on five carries and caught four passes for 89 yards. Caleb Veach had 12 yards on six carries. Lincoln Arnett completed five out of 13 pass attempts for 97 yards.
“I am extremely proud of these kids,” said Petett. “They came out and played hard every night and they competed. This group finished 8-4 on the season and they’ve set the bar high for next year’s group. I couldn’t be prouder of this team.”