Glasgow’s eighth grade football squad came up less than a yard short from advancing in Kentucky Middle School Football Association playoff action Saturday in Glasgow.
Facing Nelson County’s Old Kentucky Home Middle School, the Scotties were riding a four-game winning streak into playoff action against the Wildcats in a game that turned into a defensive battle.
The Wildcats scored first on an 11 yard pass play as time expired in the first quarter. After kicking an extra point, the ’Cats took a 7-0 lead into the second quarter, but that was quickly erased as Jasper Mundy returned the kickoff 80 yards to bring the Scotties to within one after the conversion failed.
While both teams mounted drives, neither was able to score until the 5:45 mark of the fourth quarter when OKHMS swept around the left side of the Scottie defense for their second touchdown of the afternoon. The conversion failed and Wildcats led 13-6.
The Scotties next drive fell short resulting in turning the ball over on downs in their own territory with 3:16 to play.
The Wildcats fumbled the ball away their first play and the Scotties recovered on their own 24 with over three minutes to put together a drive.
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