By J. PAT DYER
Glasgow Daily Times
GLASGOW — The Glasgow Scotties capped the TJ Samson Hospital Healthcare Careers Bowl with an overwhelming win Saturday night, beating the Hart County Raiders 48-0. The Scotties scored early and often as they leaped to a 35-0 lead at halftime with a balanced attack.
Ryan Hinkley threw for 129 first-half yards, completing 8 of 9 passes, while his backfield mates gained a combined 188 yards on the ground. Marquez Trigg ran for 96 and Quentel Bradley posted 92.
The Scottie defense was just as forceful as they allowed only 43 first-half yards and only one of those was on the ground.
Scottie head footbal coach Rick Wood called it, “A typical first game. We will learn some more when we watch film. Hart County did some good stuff. They slowed the tempo down on us a little bit.”
Glasgow scored quickly when Trigg broke a 40-yard touchdown run two minutes into the game. Four minutes later, Hinkley hit Connor Glass on a 33-yard scoring pass play, on a third and goal, after a holding call and a sack of the Glasgow quarterback had pushed the Scotties back.
Bradley scored the third touchdown on a 3-yard run early in the second quarter and the rout was on. Hinkley to Glass worked again later in the second quarter to give Glasgow a 28-0 lead. Then for the final touchdown of the half, Josh Boggs scored from two yards out after he caught a Hinkley pass for 26 yards. Patrick Adkins added five extra-point kicks to set the 35-0 lead at intermission.
The second half was less eventful as the Scotties extended their lead to 41-0 when Tyler Pitcock caught a 30-ard pass on a third and-26, after a chop block negated a Glasgow score.
Then as the clock ran continually by rule because of the large lead, Pitcock scored again when he picked off a Josh Shoulders pass and took it to the house for Glasgow's final score of the night.
Wood summed up the game. “We didn't have any turnovers, we ran it well and I thought Ryan (Hinkley) was pretty sharp passing the ball. We'll watch the film, we'll learn from it and we'll try to get better.
We do need to get a running game going and play a little more physical. We have room for improvement. We are happy with the win, but we have work to do.”
Hinkley finished with 177 yards passing and three touchdowns on 11-of-13 passing.
Bradley had 14 carries for 104 yards. Trigg carried the ball seven times for a team-leading 110 yards rushing.
Glasgow's offense had a total of 419 yards, while the Raiders were held to just 67 total yards. Forty-nine of the Hart County yards came on two pass plays.
The Scotties will be in action again Friday night when they face Garrard county in the Bob Allen Pig Skin Classic. The game is in Danville and is scheduled for 6:30 Glasgow time.