The Gallatin Green Wave overwhelmed the Glencliff Colts Friday on the way to a 68-0 win in a Region 6-5A game.
The win snapped a six-game losing streak for Gallatin and sends them into the playoffs on a high note.
“The kids haven’t stopped working,” Gallatin Coach Chad Watson said. “Feeling what a win feels like helps.”
The Wave scored on all but one of their drives; the one time they didn’t score was at the end of the first half. “We were taking care of what we can control,” Watson said.
Traeveon Gentry opened the scoring with an 8-yard touchdown run, which was set up by a 38-yard pass from senior quarterback Mason Stanley to Cash Bone and a 21-yard run by Stanley.
That was followed by 35-yard touchdown pass from Stanley to Luke Cook, a 28-yard touchdown run by Gentry, a 13-yard pass from Parker Brown to Boone, a 22-yard touchdown pass from Brown to Ben Bentrise, a 25-yard touchdown pass from Stanley to Anthony Bozeman and a 2-yard touchdown run by offensive tackle Jacob Johnson who lined up at fullback.
Gallatin took a 46-0 lead into halftime, triggering a running clock in the second half.
Gallatin added touchdowns on a 10-yard fumble return by Bentrise, a 6-yard run by freshman Za’Kyian Brinkley, and a 12-yard run by freshman Ladanian McMurray in the second half to round out the scoring.
“We wanted to come out and execute,” Watson said. “It was good to get a lot of young guys in the game. We had some freshman score; we had a senior lineman score.”
Stanley completed five of eight passes for 132 yards and two touchdowns, and Brown completed four of six passes for 83 yards and two scores.
Boone had two catches for 51 yards and a touchdown.
Gentry rushed for 50 yards and a touchdown on four carries to lead 12 Green Wave ball carriers.
The win improved Gallatin’s record to 4-6 and 4-1 in the region. The Green Wave will host a playoff game on Friday.
“We’re going to treat it like a normal week,” Watson said of his team’s preparation for the postseason. “We want to be crisp and execute because mistakes are huge in the postseason.”