Glendale advances to district championship

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The Glendale Falcons were lined up with a receiver in a wildcat formation and 10 players on the line of scrimmage just a few yards from the endzone.

Receiver Derek Horton was about to run it in for a touchdown.

In the past, it would have been a situation where Glendale threw the ball. Head coach Mike Mauk’s offense is predicated on throwing the ball all the time.

Why run it now?

2020 DISTRICT SEMIFINALS COVERAGE

The Waynesville Tigers faced off against the Glendale Eagles at Glendale High School on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.

With the way teams line up defensively against the Falcons, running the ball has become the obvious choice, receiver Jack Clinkenbeard said.

“When teams start playing us with two down linemen — that’s when we start running the ball some more,” Clinkenbeard said. “And once they bring more we get back to throwing it.”

Horton easily slipped through Waynesville’s defense to give his team a rushing touchdown and contribute to four of the 74 rushing yards the Falcons had by the end of the game.

The Waynesville Tigers faced off against the Glendale Eagles at Glendale High School on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.

The expanded playbook — as well as a few banner nights for several Falcons — has them heading to a district title game after beating Waynesville 58-39.

The scoring started early for Glendale when Clinkenbeard caught his first touchdown of the night 1:35 into the game.

A few possessions later Waynesville’s Chaun Beltran snagged a 30-yard pick-six to tie the game at eight.

Clinkenbeard added another six points, then Glendale receiver Derek Horton caught a short touchdown pass for a 22-8 lead four minutes into the second quarter.

The Waynesville Tigers faced off against the Glendale Eagles at Glendale High School on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.

Shortly after, Waynesville quarterback L.J. Beam threw a 62-yard deep ball that was hauled in by Eric Richardson to shrink the Glendale lead to 22-14.

A minute later Horton scored Glendale’s first rushing touchdown from four yards out.

The first half ended 28-14.

To open the third quarter Horton ran a screen pass 69 yards to the house, giving Glendale a 36-14 lead.

Waynesville countered just over a minute later with a short rushing touchdown from Evander Bradford shrinking the Glendale lead to 36-20.

The Waynesville Tigers faced off against the Glendale Eagles at Glendale High School on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.

Two minutes after the Bradford touchdown Glendale’s Wyatt Andrews ran it in from three yards out using the same wildcat formation Horton scored out of in the first half.

Horton got his fourth touchdown of the night at the beginning of the fourth quarter with a 67-yard catch. The Falcons led 50-20 after that.

Waynesville would score two touchdowns unanswered late, tightening the score to 50-32 with just over 5 minutes left in the game.

Cue Clinkenbeard. The receiver caught a 42-yard pass to make it 58-32 with time expiring.

Waynesville scored as the clock expired, but Glendale walked away with a 58-32 victory.

The Waynesville Tigers faced off against the Glendale Eagles at Glendale High School on Friday, Nov. 6, 2020.

Horton finished the night with 254 receiving yards, three receiving touchdowns and a rushing touchdown. 

“He’s the kind of guy that you want to build your program around,” Mauk said. “Tremendous individual and great team player — and made some really good plays tonight.”

Clinkenbeard had 101 yards receiving and three touchdown catches. Clinkenbeard said he’s happy his teammates are poised for a breakout night like Horton had at any time.

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