John Glenn Secures A Happy Homecoming Weekend With 35-7 Victory

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NEW CONCORD, Ohio (WOUB) — The John Glenn Muskies were led by dominating performances from running back Noah Wellmeier and wide receiver and safety Colt Emerson en route to a 35-7 victory over Meadowbrook in their Homecoming game on Friday night.

The Muskie defense was able to fend off a few early Meadowbrook scoring threats before Emerson was able to get his night started by intercepting a deep pass from Colts quarterback Josh Hupp late in the first quarter. On the very next play Wellmeier took a handoff right up the gut for a huge gain to put his team in enemy territory. The Muskies capped off the drive early in the second quarter by getting on the board courtesy of a jump pass by Blade Barclay to Nathen Walker from three yards out to make it 7-0.

On the next drive, Hupp bounced back from the interception by leading his troops down the field and finishing with a one-yard touchdown run to tie the game at seven. The Muskies would retake the lead in the second quarter when Emerson hauled in a 28-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brad Morgan — and John Glenn wouldn’t look back. Their offensive prowess would keep the Colts defense on the field, and the Colts offense out of the end zone for the rest of the night.

Wellmeier would help the Muskies take over the game in the second half. His longest run came in the third quarter when he broke into the secondary, reversed field, and went 47-yards to the house putting the Muskies up 21-7. John Glenn would extend the lead to 28-7 when Morgan found Blade Barclay for a nine-yard touchdown connection. In the fourth quarter, Wellmeier scored his second touchdown of the night from nine yards out to make it 35-7. On the next Colts drive, defensive back Colt Emerson would put the game on ice with his second interception.

Emerson would make an impact on offense as well; he finished with three receptions for 73 yards and two touchdowns. Wellmeier was the Muskies work horse, finishing the game with 30 carries for 213 yards and two touchdowns. It wasn’t all good news for the Muskies however, as Wellmeier left the game with an apparent lower body injury late in the fourth. The severity of his injury is unclear.

The Muskies will look to build off their momentum next week when they take on River View at home. Meanwhile, Meadowbrook will look to get back in the win column when they return home to face New Lexington.