By Georgie Kulczyk
The Courier 

Glasgow Fails to Secure Win vs. Malta

Will Take on the Colts in Colstrip on Saturday


October 24, 2018

Mark Hebert, Phillips County News / For the Courier

Tayson Hoerster hauls in a catch during the Malta vs. Glasgow game held in Malta on Oct. 19.

With playoffs on the horizon, the Scotties were on the road for their final regular-season game on Oct. 19 as they faced the Malta Mustangs. With home-field advantage for the first playoff game on the line for the winner, there were plenty of reasons to fight for the win. Unfortunately, the Scotties fell short and lost to their long-time rivals, 33-24.

"We just started out flat in the first half," explained head coach Pat Barnett. "We couldn't complete any of our mid-to-long drives."

The second half was much better for Glasgow with a touchdown by John Cremer off a pass from Alec Boland and a successful two-point conversion by John McColly. Another successful scoring opportunity followed with a touchdown pass from Boland to Tayson Hoerster and Boland running in for another two-point conversion.

In the final quarter of the contest, Malta was able to score on a fourth down and increased their lead to 27-16. Although the Scotties were able to answer with a successful touchdown and two-point run by McColly, the Mustangs answered with another scoring run and stretched their lead to the final score of 33-24.

"Malta's got a solid team," said Barnett of the opponent. "But hats off to our kids again. They never quit."

The Scotties will be in Colstrip on Saturday, Oct. 27, for the first-round playoff game. "That's what we are focused on now," said Barnett of the upcoming contest. "It's the only game we are thinking about. If we can do in the first half what we did in the second half in Malta, we have a good solid chance."


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