HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL

Glenn rolls over Weiss to move to 2-0 in district play

The Grizzlies scored 21 points in the first 15 minutes and gave up negative passing yards on the night

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It took 15 minutes.

Quarterback Drew McGuire and Glenn needed only 15 minutes to take a commanding 21-0 lead on three straight offensive possessions to cruise to a 36-6 win over Weiss Thursday night at Bible Stadium.

The first-year varsity program improved to 3-2 overall and an unbeaten 2-0 in District 13-5A D2. 

"Tonight, coming out fast on offense and maintaining the lead, despite the fact that (Weiss) played really hard, was huge," Glenn head coach ead coach Rob Schoenfeld said. "The defense just locked it in and kept them out of it."

McGuire threw for 165 yards and three touchdowns in the first half alone to do his part in the win, while the Grizzlies' defense swallowed their visitors alive in the first 24 minutes, surrendering just 14 yards of offence in the first half. 

The Wolves finished the game with just three completions and minus-4 yards of passing.

Schoenfeld said it was, without question, the best defensive effort of the year.

"I'm very proud of the defense tonight, and we improved over the last week,” he said. “The last two wins we had, we came out 14-0 over both (opponents), and let them back into the game. Tonight, we didn't let our foot off the gas on defense and didn't ease up."

McGuire started the night by hitting Samuel Martin with a 12-yard touchdown pass. Nate Hatter got onto the scoresheet with two screen passes for touchdown receptions in the first and second quarters. 

"We probably don’t throw the screen play as much as we should in games,” Schoenfeld said with a laugh.

“We actually ran that play in the first game against Liberty Hill and we didn’t execute it well. But we’ve continued to run it in practice, and we rolled the dice and it worked well.”

Lamont Slade turned on the jets and scored on a 27-yard run with time winding down in the first half. Slade rushed for 45 yards in the drive alone before running through the tackles untouched for the score.

A third-quarter safety and a fourth-quarter rushing touchdown from Clay Upton ran the home team’s score to 36. 

Weiss’ only score of the game came on a third-quarter pick-six by defensive lineman Christian Martinez.

Glenn travels to Bastrop Memorial Stadium to face Cedar Creek on Oct. 12.

“We know they’re gonna be good, but hey, welcome to 5A football in the state of Texas," Schoenfeld said. I mean, everybody has size, speed, and skill. Just play longer, harder, and faster than they’re willing to play, and play for each other. That’s the key.”

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