Yellow Jackets sting Westbrook

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By Deunte Marshall/Sports Correspondent

The Glencoe Yellow Jackets (3-0, 2-0) defeated the Westbrook Warriors (1-2, 1-1), 56-0, with a combination of stingy defense and an equally blistering rushing attack on Friday in Rainbow City.

No. 6 Glencoe outgained Westbrook 584 to 100 in total yardage. 

“We cut down on some of our mistakes in all phases of the game” said Glencoe head coach Lee Ozmint. “We got to give some younger guys some good looks on the field and we were satisfied with their effort.”

Westbrook started off the game with the ball, but Andrew Willis but a halt to the drive with an interception to giving his team the ball on the Warrior 29-yard line.

Thomas Ozmint gained every one of those 29 yards in four plays to give Glencoe the 7-0 lead with 10:35 remaining in the first quarter.

The next Glencoe drive ended the same way as the previous drive, with Thomas Ozmint bulldozing his way in from 11 yards out give Glencoe a 14-0 lead with 6:28 remaining in the quarter.

The Yellow Jackets then used seven plays and 80 yards while using almost the entire remaining clock in the period for an Ozmint touchdown and a 21-0 lead.

Thomas Ozmint scored the only points in the second quarter with a four-yard rush with 2:12 to go in the half.

Glencoe scored another 28 unanswered points in the second half. The first score was an 18-yard touchdown run by Taylor Daugherty, the second a touchdown run by Dylan Stone, the third a 71-yard TD run by Austin Bush and the last an 11-yard touchdown scamper from Taylor Bishop.

“We weren’t in sync tonight,” said Westbrook head coach Tony Osborne. “[Freshman quarterback] Justis [Glassford] did all he could tonight, but it was his first start and all we need to do is get better.”

Thomas Ozmint finished with 244 rushing yards and four touchdowns. Dylan Stone added 144 yards on 17 attempts.

Mason Brown led Glencoe in tackles with 10, followed by Evan Foreman and Grant Griffin with seven each.

Glassford was 4-for-17 in passing for 58 yards. Jake Christenberry and Chris Underwood each had two catches. Underwood had 11 tackles on defense. 

Both teams continue region play next week, with Glencoe hosting Piedmont and Westbrook traveling to Pleasant Valley.  

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