RUSSELLVILLE — In the opening week matchup at the Scottie Bowl, the Class 3A Glasgow Scotties got off to somewhat of a sluggish start before eventually getting things going en route to a 35-13 win over the LaRue County Hawks.
Hoping for a faster start, the Scotties went into Friday’s matchup with Class 1A Russellville knowing that the Panthers had been shutout in their opening contest last week by Warren East.
Friday night in Russellville, it was more of the same, only this time the offense had no trouble getting started as Glasgow rolled to a 56-0 victory over the Panthers.
Points came early and they came often. Russellville broke a big run on the first play from scrimmage and that was pretty much the end of the good things that happened for the Panthers who on that play achieved their initial first down of the young season.
Two plays later the Glasgow defense forced and recovered a fumble. Two plays after that Nick Mitchell took the hand off from Tanner Abernathy and went the distance for a 48 yard score. The extra point attempt was wide left, but more offense was to come as the Scotties took an early 6-0 lead.
Much like it did last week, the Scotties' defense forced a three and out on the next possession. After a short punt, Glasgow took over from its' own 44-yard -line. After a short run on third and short, it was Hunter Scott’s turn to get in on the action as he scampered for a 33 yard score himself.
After a successful two point conversion the Scotties lead 14-0.
Once again the defense shined and forced yet another three and out. Russellville snapped the ball over the punter’s head and out of the back of the end zone for a safety and a 16-0 lead for Glasgow.
On the next play Scott got the Scotties their first special teams touchdown of the season as he returned the free kick following the safety for a score. Needless to say at this point it was clear that everything was going right for Glasgow.
On Glasgow's next possession John Myers came in at quarterback and hit a swing pass to JaMarion Long and he was off to the races as well for yet another first quarter score for the Scotties.
The defense got the ball back one more time in the opening quarter, and after some confusion, Glasgow called a time out. Mitchell then did his best Babe Ruth impression and called his shot letting teammates know he planned to score on the next play. He did just that, catching a swing pass from Myers and going 59 yards for the score that drove the nail in the coffin and implemented the running clock.
At this point it wasn’t a matter of if, but how much.
Coach Jeff Garmon was pleased with his team’s effort and execution in its second game of the season. .
“I thought we played a pretty complete game,” he said. “We had a lot of really good individual performances and our team defensive effort was big for us again."
Glasgow(2-0) will host Monroe County(1-1) this Friday.