Yellow Jackets on cusp of 3A postseason berth

Susan Moore (3-4, 2-3) at Glencoe (3-4, 3-2)
Series record: Glencoe 3, Susan Moore 1
Last meeting: 2011 Glencoe 20, Susan Moore 10
Last week: Glencoe 14, Cleveland 9; Piedmont 49, Susan Moore 7

By Gene Stanley/Messenger Sports Correspondent

Glencoe has no chance at winning home field advantage, but the Yellow Jackets can put themselves into the Class 3A postseason with a win this week over Region 5 rival Susan Moore.

“That’s our goal this week,” Glencoe coach Lee Ozmint said of the need to beat Susan Moore. “If we take care of ourselves, we don’t have to worry about anybody else winning or losing to determine our fate.”

At the moment, taking care of business means playing a four-quarter game, in Ozmint’s eyes.

“We played terrible for the first three quarters last week, losing four turnovers,” he said. “Then we woke up and played the fourth quarter.”

Even should the Bulldogs lose this week, Glencoe isn’t necessarily out of the postseason, but that’s not the route that Ozmint cares to take. In fact, a Susan Moore win, coupled with a win by Weaver over Ashville, would create a three-way tie headed into the final week of region play.

Susan Moore comes in still trying to get into the playoffs, being tied with Weaver.

The game that Ozmint doesn’t want to worry about is next week’s at Ashville. The outcome of it will be moot as far as Glencoe is concerned, if a win is posted tonight.

This may be a great game, because the Bulldogs have great linemen on both sides of the ball and great skill players.

Against Cleveland last week, Hunter Nunnally completed 7-of-19 passes for 97 yards and two touchdowns, both to Austin Hancock. Hancock had five receptions for 84 yards.

Thomas Ozmint led the Glencoe ground game with 88 yards on 16 carries, while Nunnally added 60 yards on 14 attempts.

Mason Brown led the Yellow Jackets in tackles with 11, followed by Dalton Reid with 10.5.

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