TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Torrance Brown touched the ball on offense only six times in the first half but three of those were touchdown runs as the Knights went out to a 36-0 halftime lead in route to a 50-24 victory Friday night in AISA region 1 action.
The loss dropped Glenwood to 3-6 overall and 2-4 in the region but it was in injuries that the Gators lost the most.
Starting quarterback Lawson Humphries (shoulder), wingback and leading receiver Dylan Denny (concussion) and fullback linebacker Tyler Cadenhead leg) all suffered injuries and did not return.
Meanwhile the Knights were racking up the first half yardage and ran for 254 yards between the starting backfield with Brown leading the way with 113 yards on six tries from his wingback position.
Brown scored on Tuscaloosa's first offensive series making it 7-0 with only 1:58 gone from the first quarter clock. He then broke loose on the sideline and outran the Glenwood secondary for a 45 yard scamper with 10 seconds left and a 14-0 lead.
Tuscaloosa ran it up to 36-0 at intermission as Brown ran for his third score and then got help from Markell Speights and quarterback-kicker Austin Menard, who both scored running touchdowns in the second stanza,
The Knights then turned the offense over to the second team in the second half and Dustin Jenkins ran for a touchdown and backup signal caller Keonte Chambers scored on a 65 yard TD in the fourth.
Without their quarterback and after Denny suffered his injury, Glenwood went to a "Wildcat" offense and Undriel Copeland and Anthony Davis carried the offensive load. Glenwood finally got on the scoreboard on a 36-yard field goal in the third period.
Copeland ran 19 times for 143 yards and scored two touchdown in the fourth period as the Gators scored 21 of their points in the finals 6:02.Anthony Davis also scored and had 91 yards and a TD.Friday at TuscaloosaGlenwood 0 0 3 21--24
Tuscaloosa 14 22 7 7--50First Quarter
TA-Torrance Brown 20 run (Austin Menard kick), 10:02
TA-Brown 45 run (Menard kick), 0:10Second QuarterTA-Brown 38 run (Menard kick), 7:26
TA-Markell Speights 9 run (Harrison Standeffur run),4:46
TA-Menard 26 run (Menard kick), 2:44Third QuarterTA-Dustin Jenkins 10 run (Menard kick), 4:37
G-Mikey Starke 36 field goal, 2:02Fourth QuarterTA-Keonte Chambers 67 run (Garrett sellers kick), 11:12
G-Anthony Davis 9 run (Starke kick), 6:02
G-Undriel Copeland 9 run (Starke kick), 3:20
G-Copeland 1 run (Starke kick), 0:48
Records: Glenwood 3-6, 2-4 AISA Class AAA Region 1. Tuscaloosa Academy 6-2, 4-1. Next: Glenwood, at Hooper, Thursday, 8 p.m.