Yellow Jackets down Eagles


By Mike Goodson/Sports Correspondent

  Glencoe High’s Thomas Ozmint was a man on a mission on Friday (Sept. 26) against Hokes Bluff. 

The senior running back rushed for 254 yards on 33 carries while scoring two touchdowns to sparked the Yellow Jackets to a 42-14 victory at HBHS.

Ozmint hauled in a 30-yard reception for another score.

Glencoe (5-0, 3-0) exploded for 439 yards in total offense while holding Hokes Bluff to 83, including 30 yards rushing and 53 passing. 

‘”We did what we were trying to do to win the game and executing our game plan,” Hokes Bluff head coach Mike Robertson said. “It’s just they’re so talented.”

Bradley Pruett brought the home side to their feet early in the contest as he intercepted a pass and returned it 32 yards for the game’s first score. Pruett added the PAT and Hokes Bluff (2-3, 2-1) held a 7-0 lead with 9:06 to go in the first quarter. 

The Yellow Jackets soon got their offense untracked, driving 61 yards in 10 plays to tie the game at 7-7. Taylor Daugherty capped the drive with a 4-yard touchdown run. Joseph Bright the PAT and the game was knotted with 4:12 to go in the opening stanza.

Glencoe found the end zone again in the first half, driving 71 yards in 13 plays with Thomas Ozmint doing the honors with an 11-yard scamper. The Yellow Jackets led 14-7 with 9:29 to go in the first half. 

“Coach Robertson and his team were well prepared, and the first half showed how much their preparation paid off,” said Glencoe head coach Lee Ozmint.

Glencoe took the second half kick-off and drove down to the Hokes Bluff 6-yard line, all on the ground. Andrew Willis capped the 61-yard series by hauling in a 6-yard TD pass from Stone for a 21-7 lead. 

Hokes Bluff answered with a nine-play, 75 yard drive. Cam Dowdy scored on a 7-yard run with 2:13 to go in the third quarter. Pruett added the PAT to cut the Glencoe lead to 21-14. 

Glencoe found pay-dirt again, driving 65 yards in only five plays for the score. Thomas Ozmint hauled in a 30-yard pass for the score. Joseph Bright added the PAT and Glencoe held a commanding 28-14 lead after three quarters of play.

The Yellow Jackets added a pair of fourth quarter scores to win going away. Thomas Ozmint scored on a 3-yard run and Daugherty added a 4-yard TD. 

Stone completed 5-of-11 passes for 95 yards, while Pace Ozmint and Chance Duncan each had seven tackles. 

For the Eagles, Dowdy gained 39 yards on 15 carries. 

Landon Johnson completed 6-of-15 passes for 51 yards, while Phillip Ward had three catches for 40 yards. 

Ward had 17 tackles on defense, followed by Noah Click with 15, Fisher Simmons with 10 and Hayes Evans with nine. . 

Both team resume region play next week. Glencoe travels to Ashville, while Hokes Bluff visits Cherokee County. 

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