John Glenn blasts past West Muskingum, 76-0


John Glenn wasted little time taking care of business against a heavily outmatched West Muskingum team.

By Nick McWilliams, Sports Director

From the moment the Little Muskies ran the first play from scrimmage, it was fairly obvious how this one was going to go.

Quarterback Evan Williams went back to pass from West Muskingum’s own 46-yard line, looked right, and immediately hoisted a picture perfect lob pass right into the waiting arms of wide receiver Joseph Clifford’s hands, who promptly strolled across the goal line. After a three-and-out for the defense, the Muskies scored on their next offensive play, this time on a 50-yard touchdown run for Brady Emerson.

There was little the John Glenn offense fell short of, notching 76 points against a heavily overmatched Tornadoes team. Williams tallied four total touchdowns, while Emerson pounded in three on the ground.

The Tornadoes notched their only real offense against John Glenn’s reserves, who still kept the now 0-6 West Muskingum team out of the end zone.

In addition to Clifford, Williams and Emerson’s contributions, the Muskies earned scores from Gavin Thompson, Eric Stillion, Josh Connor, Wes Ellsworth and even freshman running back Noah Wellmeier.

West Muskingum freshman quarterback Harley Hopkins connected on a few solid passes and running back Mitchell Griffin added a few inside runs for positive yards, but the Muskies limited offensive output to a minimum. By halftime, the score was far out of hand, sitting at 62-0.

For the fifth time in six games, Josh Whetstone’s team has been unable to score. Next week things will not get any easier, as the Tornadoes face Maysville.

While the losing streak for West Muskingum is well documented, even in a defeat as lopsided as Friday night, there’s something to be said for the fans, students, cheerleaders and players of the Tornadoes. All still showed a great deal of moxy, much like they have throughout the last few rough seasons.

John Glenn, meanwhile, will turn their focus to Morgan, with the chance to go above .500 for the first time this season.