In the six years since Hart County has been in the same district with Glasgow, the Scotties have owned the Raiders. Glasgow has won all six meetings by a combined score of 309 to 53, but first-year Scottie head coach Billy Lindsey remembers when Hart had a shot to change history.

“In the first half out here two years ago it was a 0-0 game in the first half,” he said. “But in the second half we went on and took control.”

Two years ago — during Lindsey’s first year as an assistant to then head coach Jerry Eubank — the door was opened for the Raiders, but they couldn’t walk through.

The Raiders had the ball four times inside the Scotties’ 30-yard-line and came away with nothing. So, instead of being in a big hole at halftime, Glasgow faced a tie game. The tie did not remain long and the Scotties won, 42-7.

The situation leading to that game was very similar to the one coming into tonight’s contest at 7 p.m. between Glasgow and Hart County.

The Scotties are coming off an open date that followed a severe loss. Two weeks ago, Glasgow was hammered at home by Bardstown, 49-0. Meanwhile, the Raiders lost last week to Metcalfe County, just like they did two years ago.

One more similarity is that Hart County faces a must-win situation in the district. The Raiders lost to district foe Edmonson County two weeks ago.

It will be the district opener for Glasgow.

“Probably, their backs are against the wall a little bit more than ours, simply because we haven’t lost a district game,” Lindsey said. “It’s always important to get that first one because you know there are going to be four teams that go and you’ve got to beat three teams.

“If they lose another one to us, they’ve still got (Owensboro) Catholic and Monroe (County), that’s probably going to put them out.”

The Scotties, with an open Friday between games, enter tonight’s contest fairly healthy and likely chomping at the bit to get back on the football field.

Lindsey said he thought there were lessons learned from the Bardstown loss.

“Anytime you play somebody, I hope there’s some kind of experience that you will pick up that will help you the following week, and the following week and on,” he said.

He said one thing for certain it was unlikely any other team on the Scotties’ schedule would be like the Tigers.

“We may not see anybody else with that overall speed,” Lindsey said.

The coach explained his defense had given up nearly 1,000 yards rushing in three games, “but almost half of that came in one game.”

He added most of those yards came on big plays.

“If we are in position, we’ll make the tackles and we won’t give up big plays,” Lindsey said.

Tags

Recommended for you