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John Glenn QB Evan Williams evades the pressure from Tri-Valley during their game Friday. Photo: Hardika Singh

Little Muskies Emerge As Victors Over Tri-Valley

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DRESDEN, Ohio- Jack Anderson Stadium lit up with cheers from both sides Friday night as the John Glenn Little Muskies unified and swam hard against the strong currents of the Tri-Valley Scotties and defeated their conference foe Friday night with a 24-21 victory in the eighth game of the season.

John Glenn received the opening kickoff and led an 80-yard touchdown drive where the Little Muskies’ Noah Wellmeier scored a touchdown with 7:06 minutes left in the first quarter. The extra-point was good and John Glenn took a 7-0 lead over the Scotties.

Tri-Valley kept their guard up and stopped John Glenn from scoring any more touchdowns in the first half. The Scotties played excellent team defense, rarely missing any tackles and playing with discipline. John Glenn’s receiving offense was bolstered by Reece Perkins, who got 88 yards, whereas on the ground, Noah Wellmeier got 130 yards.

Tri-Valleys Trevor Neibarger looks on during a play versus the John Glenn Little Muskies on Friday. Photo: Hardika Singh

In the second quarter, the Scotties caught up fast and stayed determined throughout their drives.

Tri-Valley put up an 89-yard long, methodical drive of nine plays which Blake Sands capped off with a 5-yard touchdown for the Scotties with 10:15 minutes left in the second quarter, tying the score 7-7. Sands had a good game as had 128 rushing yards.

The first touchdown by the Scotties was closely followed by the second as Tri-Valley put up a 92-yard drive of 16 plays. Aidan Fritter scored a 1-yard touchdown with 2:22 minutes left in the second quarter, making the score 14-7.

At the end of the second quarter, John Glenn had the ball and drove it down the field to the 8-yard line, however they couldn’t score before the half as quarterback Evan Williams pass fell incomplete.

The Little Muskies continued to eviscerate the Scotties as they scored two more touchdowns in the second half of the game. John Glenn had a field goal in the fourth quarter that secured their victory.

This victory puts the Little Muskies at 6-2. Next week, they will continue to seek the Muskingum Valley League against New Lexington at their home field, while the Tri-Valley Scotties play the West Muskingum Tornadoes at John Anderson Stadium in an effort to get their season back on track.