The Franklin-Simpson Wildcats lost their regular season home finale this past Friday night at James “Shadetree” Mathews Stadium at Hugh Crowdus Field 41-14 to the Glasgow Scotties.
The Wildcats fell to 2-4 overall for the season, snapping their two-game winning streak, as the Scotties improved to 5-2 overall for the season as they won for the second straight year in a row over Franklin-Simpson.
Glasgow jumped out quickly to a 7-0 lead with a 24-yard run from junior JaMarion Long as they scored their first touchdown of the game in two plays.
Franklin-Simpson tied the game at 7-7 in the 1st Quarter with a 4-yard touchdown run from junior Luke Richardson, his eighth of the season. They took the lead 14-7 in the 2nd Quarter with senior Andrew Ogles’ 34-yard touchdown catch and run., his first of the season, from Richardson, his fourth touchdown pass of the season.
From there, the Scotties rolled off 34 unanswered points. Junior Kieran Stockton’s 2-yard touchdown run tied the game at 14-14 at halftime and his 3-yard touchdown run in the 3rd Quarter along with junior Hunter Scott’s run for a two-point conversion gave them a 22-14 lead.
In the 4th Quarter, Long scored his second and third touchdowns of the game with a 28-yard touchdown catch and run from freshman Easton Jessie and a 39-yard run, his second rushing touchdown of the game. Junior Andrew Phillips also scored with a 5-yard rushing touchdown as Glasgow used a second half surge for the 41-14 victory.
“We played well in the 1st half as we had an opportunity to take the lead at halftime but we didn’t capitalize on it. Then, we had a drive to start the 2nd half and we fumbled it away. That’s a 14-point swing that you can’t overcome against any team, especially a very experienced and good Glasgow team,” Wildcats head coach Max Chaney said.
The Wildcats were outgained 416-276 in total yards of offense by the Scotties. Franklin-Simpson senior Branson Andrews led the team with 53 yards rushing with Richardson threw for 42 yards.
Scott led the Scotties ground game with 93 yards rushing with Stockton having 82 yards and Long with 70.
“Defensively, we had guys that got caught ball watching and not reading their keys that gave Glasgow some big plays,” Chaney said. “We need to be more physical in order to do the things that we need to do.”
The Wildcats have a quick turnaround as they play their irregular season finale at the Ohio County Eagles on Thursday night.
Kickoff time is at 7 p.m. 1220 WFKN Franklin radio will broadcast the game starting at 6:30 p.m. The game will be streamed on the internet by going to www.franklinfavorite.com and click on the WFKN Link on the blue toolbar. Then press on the WFKN Sports tab followed by clicking on the play button.