Glasgow Daily Times, Glasgow, KY

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August 19, 2012

Scotties rout Todd County, 60-22

GLASGOW — The Glasgow Scottie football team delivered a big message to its doubters Saturday night in the first game of the annual T.J. Sampson Bowl at BCHS, and the message was, "We’re back."

Glasgow rolled over visiting Todd County Central, 60-22, for the first win of the season for a team that lost 15 players to graduation and found themselves out of the top 10 preseason in 2A after playing in last year's state championship game.

Head coach Rick Wood praised his team’s performance after the game, “We’re tickled to death with the way we came out, I thought the guys followed the game plan to a ‘T’.”

The Scotties jumped on top early in the first half on a beautifully-executed run by Quentel Bradley from Glasgow’s own 32-yard line at the 11:55 mark of the opening quarter. Bradley took it 68 yards for the opening touchdown and Patrick Adkins added the extra point to put Glasgow on top 7-0.

Bradley added another quick score on Glasgow’s next drive after the Scotties recovered the ball on the ensuing kickoff — another rushing touchdown from 15 yards out. This time the kick was no good and Glasgow found themselves up 13-0.

The Scotties potent run game was complimented by a tough defense throughout, forcing Todd County Central to punt on its next possession, setting up a Marquez Trigg score from 1 yard out to push Glasgow to a 19-0 lead.

“Offensively, we got off to a great start with Quentel breaking the big one and defensively we were sharp, coach Garmon did a great job all week preparing our players,” Wood said.

The theatrics continued in the first quarter, with 2:26 to play, Brayan Guzman scooped up a Rebel fumble and took it to the house for an 89 yard touchdown. The kick again was no good and Glasgow had control up 25-0.

On Todd County’s ensuing drive, Scotties junior Milas Norris picked off a Rebel pass and took it 30 yards for another Scottie touchdown. Todd County spent most of the game in a spread offense, something Glasgow spent all week preparing for.

Wood said he was pleased with the way his team handled the pressure.

“Their spread offense was a lot for our players to get ready for, but overall, we are tickled to death,” he said.

After an exciting first quarter of play, the Scotties were all but done putting points on the board, as Trigg added six early points in the second quarter of play on a 21-yard touchdown scramble with an added extra point to make the score 39-0, and senior Gary Settles followed that up with six of his own on a nice returned punt at the 7:00 mark. With time dwindling in the first half, Glasgow had a comfortable lead, 46-0, and stepped up again on defense, holding Todd County Central to limited offense, as Clay Thistlethwaite tallied a sack with under one minute to play.

The Rebels opened the second half with possession but turned the ball over on downs giving the Scotties the ball on its own 44-yard line.

On third and one, Bradley broke up the middle and gave Glasgow new life on its first drive. A few plays later in the drive, Trigg, on second down, broke out around the right end, evaded two pursuing Rebels, and took it in from 25 yards out. Adkins added the extra point and took the Scotties into the final quarter, 53-0.

Todd Central finally got on the board early on a long pass down the left side and added a two-point conversion to trim Glasgow’s lead 53-8.

The Scotties answered the score with a 3-yard touchdown run by Michael Poore for Glasgow’s final score of the night, putting the Scotties up 60-8. Todd County, although down big, didn’t lie down in the final minutes of the game, picking up scores on a returned kickoff with a two-point conversion, and a fumble recovery on the ensuing kickoff for a score, picking up 22 points in the final quarter.

Glasgow took home the T.J. Sampson Bowl trophy, winning its opening game 60-22.

Although it was a big win for Glasgow, the celebration will be brief as the Scotties push on to next week, a game with a very good 5A Bullitt Central team at Hank Royse Stadium.

The game is scheduled for 7 p.m.

Wood gave some insight into next weeks matchup.

“You have an easy win like that and it can be counter productive because we know Bullitt Central is really good in 5A … they’re coming off a tough loss to a very good South Oldham team, 41-35, and they’ve got a tremendous ballclub,” he said. “We’ll definitely have our work cut out for us.”

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