By Adam Crocker/Sports Correspondent
Glencoe added another Class 3A Region 6 victory on Friday (Oct. 9) with a 21-7 win over Ohatchee at GHS.
“[Ohatchee] can hang in there and we were never comfortable,” said Glencoe head coach Lee Ozmint. “They’re a well-coached football team that is going to make a lot of teams uncomfortable. Early on they have kids going both ways, they’re just so in shape. I love the way they played, but I loved the way we played, too.”
The Yellow Jackets (6-1, 4-1) started the game out with the ball at their own 30 and lit up the scoreboard after a 12-play, 70-yard drive. Quarterback Chase Wilson and halfback Pace Ozmint took to the ground for the hosts, with Wilson completing one pass to Aaron Bush for 31 yards.
Wilson capped off the drive with a two-yard scoring dash. Andrew Lang’s kick was good, making it 7-0 with 6:36 remaining in the first quarter.
The teams traded possessions until 3:14 remained in the first half. The home team produced a two-play, 47-yard drive with Wilson connecting with Dalton Roberts through the air for 22 yards and Bush rushing for 25 yards and the score. Lang’s kick was good, making 14-0 with 33 seconds left before halftime.
In the third quarter, Glencoe took over at the Indian 37. Bush ran twice for 17 yards, again for one yard and then managed a two-yard dash into the end zone. Lang’s PAT was good making it 21-0 with 11:15 left in the game.
Glencoe kept the scoreless until 3:42 remaining in the game. The visitors put up a 16-play, 64-yard touchdown drive. Austin Tucker and quarterback Austin Eubanks led the way for the Indians (2-5, 1-4) on the ground. Eubanks capped off the drive with a 15-yard scoring dash. Dakota Wise’s PAT was good, making 21-7.
“Our kids are scrappy, and I’m proud of the way they responded when things were going wrong,” said Ozmint. “They kept a level head and kept plugging, because that offense is tough to stop.”
Bush rushed 16 times for 155 yards. Taylor Daugherty ran eight times for 52 yards, while Pace Ozmint had 42 yards on eight carries.
Wilson was 3-of-9 through the air for 64 yards.
Pace Ozmint and Noah Hauk each had 13 tackles, followed by Daugherty and Aaron Bush with nine each and Austin Bush with eight.
Glencoe travels to Weaver next week in more region action.