John Glenn Little Muskies senior Brady Emerson carries the ball during a game against the Crooksville Ceramics on November 1, 2019

Little Muskies Play Senior Night Spoiler at Crooksville

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CROOKSVILLE, Ohio – With a share of the MVL title at stake, the John Glenn Little Muskies looked to take care of business against inter-conference rival Crooksville on Friday night. The Ceramics were far from pushovers however, as a chance at spoiling their opponents season was all they needed to keep a shivering senior night crowd in the game.

The weather seemed to dictate much of the play calling early on, with the run game and short passing well represented. The slow pace allowed the Little Muskies to build a quick 14-0 lead after a monstrous touchdown grab from game-wrecker Reese Perkins, who scored twice Friday night.

The slow pace really seemed to assist the Ceramics in the long-term however, as their slow start offensively did not take them out of the game. With so many games seemingly over after one hot quarter, the Ceramics refused to let this game get out of hand early.

That aggressive play in the first quarter set up for a much more competitive second. With each team trading scores, the Little Muskies found themselves up 21-7 near the end of the half with another chance to score. A fumble on fourth-and-goal however would keep hope alive for Crooksville in the second half.

The momentum gained from that defensive stop would only take the ceramics so far in the second half. Fourteen straight points from John Glenn to start the second half perfectly represented the dam breaking that we so often see from conference powers. After building on their lead, Crooksville could only do so much to slow down a 42-14 final.

John Glenn’s dominating second half followed a similar game plan to the first; pound the rock. Noah Wellmeier got the call on many of those carries, ending his night with over 150 yards on the ground and a pair of scores.

The Ceramics rushing response came in the form of Caden Miller. His 100 yards on the ground matched his 100 through the air, but that production would not be enough to keep up with the Little Muskies.

With this win, John Glenn raps their regular season up at 8-2, giving them a share of the MVL title, and a playoff berth. While Crooksville, on the other hand, ends their season at an underwhelming 3-7.