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By Lih-An Yang
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Scotties Run Over Harlem, 59-0

Undefeated Glasgow Preparing For Friday's Road Matchup With Rival Malta

 

Lih-An Yang / The Courier

The Glasgow offense plows over and through Harlem, opening a hole for running back Hunter Losleben.

The hometown crowds were treated to a display of veteran and young talents last Friday night. The Scotties did not disappoint.

The Glasgow football team breezed through the Harlem/Turner Wildcats at the Sept. 26 home game with a 59-0 victory. The Scotties saw this game as yet one more opportunity for them to continue honing their skills – there's always room for improvement – to achieve that ultimate goal: state championship.

Head coach Greg Liebelt praised the Wildcats for good sportsmanship, something hard to come by when the game goes lopsided. He recalled that Harlem was at one time ranked as No. 5 or 6 in the state in the 1980s. It pulses through the cycles of talents, just like other teams do.

As for the Scotties, they met the goals of this game: giving every player game time, completing executions, and trying to stay healthy.

Nine touchdowns were scored in the game by Glasgow. Dallas Capdeville scored the first three on 1-yard, 9-yard, and 6-yard runs within 19 minutes of the first half.

Wide receiver Chase Fossum caught a long hurl from quarterback Jason Thibault, and took it to the end zone for a 54-yard TD.

The rest of the game belonged to the up-and-coming players. With Kevin Schindler stepping in as QB, sophomore running back Benji Phillips wrapped up the first half with a 12-yard carry of his own. Halftime score: Glasgow 34, Harlem 0.

Senior running back Parker Kulczyk scored the sole TD of the third quarter with a three-yard run.

Three more touchdowns would be scored in the fourth quarter. Sophomore quarterback Trent Herbert hit Cache Younkin on a 40-yard pass on the left side of the field. Junior running back Hunter Losleben sprinted in a 19-yard TD. Phillips put on a finale by scoring with a 9-yard dash. Final score: Glasgow 59, Harlem 0.

The freshman lineup stepped in the fourth quarter and got a taste of the future Friday night lights to come.

A few Scotties are now sidelined due to injury. Kyle Albus, who hurt his shoulder in Shelby, is out for at least three weeks depending on the result of his surgery in Billings. Senior defensive lineman Andrew Fransen, who suffered a concussion in the Baker game, has not been given the green light for this Friday. Senior lineman Eddie Daggett is also out with a knee injury.

Next Stop: Malta

With the easy win behind them, the Scotties go back to work to prepare for this Friday's showdown at the Mustangs territory, always the marque game of the season in 2B.

Readers might recall that Glasgow dominated Malta last October on their turf, 38-6, triggering the running clock even before halftime. Then sophomore Allen Williamson scored the lone touchdown for the Mustangs on a 71-yard punt return.

In midst of a rebuilding year, with a 2-2 record thus far, Malta is nevertheless a solid team with a power tradition that a 5-0 Glasgow cannot discount. They have a new coach, Nick Oxarart.

"On paper, we are expected to win. The thing about playing your rival like Malta is you can never be certain how the game will turn. The players on both sides get so fired up. It gets into their heads," said Liebelt. "We have a better team. We have depth. We just have to block out the mental and emotional distractions and execute, like we expect the players to do no matter who our opponent is."

Malta is on a high coming off of a 44-0 win against Plentywood, and will no doubt carry that momentum to seek a huge upset at its home territory. It narrowly lost to Shepherd, 22 -20, the week before, dominated over Roundup in the homecoming game, 33-20, and opened the season with loss to Huntley Project, 19-7.

In their win over Roundup, the Mustang quarterback junior Jase Galt set a new school record of five touchdown throws, finishing the game 9-19 for 184 yards. He threw to four different receivers.

"When Galt is on, he can throw really well," said Liebelt. "Malta has some speedy players and we've got to keep the ball away from them. The bottom line is we need to minimize mistakes. We can't commit any turnovers and give them easy opportunities to run with the ball."

Kickoff is at 7 p.m. at Malta High School.

Glasgow Vs. Harlem

Game Stats

Passing: Glasgow 218, Harlem 6. Jason Thibault 5-10-107 yards (1 TD). Kevin Schindler 4-9-71. Trent Herbert 1-1-40 (1 TD).

Rushing: Glasgow 226 yards, Harlem 37. Jason Thibault 4-25, Dallas Capdeville 11-88, Benji Phillips 6-40, Tanner Roness 3-6, Parker Kulczyk 2-5, Kevin Schindler 1-3, Hunter Losleben 2-17, Trent Herbert 1-40, Darin Wersal 2-2.

Reception: Chase Fossum 2-66 (1 TD), Zach Miller 1-4, Jake Page 3-51, Cache Younkin 2-54 (1 TD), Hunter Losleben 1-18, Luke Breigenzer 1-25.

Tackles: Benji Phillips 8, Hunter Losleben 6, Kyle Humbert 7, Zach Miller 4, Jake Hentges 4, Wyatt Pattison 5, Luke Breigenzer 4, Tanner Roness 2, Ryan Scanlan 2, Jake Page 2, Kevin Schindler 2, Jason Thibault 1, Parker Kulczyk 2, Cody King 2, Trent Herbert 1, Thomas Sebastian 2, Austin Leatherberry 1.

 

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