LEANDER--In a match-up of first-year varsity programs, Glenn used a stingy defense to topple Weiss 36-6 on Thursday in a District 13-5A Division II tilt at Bible Stadium.

The hosts jumped on the Wolves quickly in the opening half as the Grizzlies raced to a 28-0 halftime lead.

Glenn’s Samuel Martin set up the first touchdown as he returned a punt 34 yards down to the Wolves’ 13 yard-line. Martin capped off the short drive as he hauled in Drew McGuire’s 11-yard scoring toss.

The Grizzlies padded their lead to 21-0 as McGuire teamed with Nate Hatter on a pair of scoring throws. The first covered 10 yards and the second was from six yard.

The stout Glenn defense limited Weiss to just a pair of first downs in the opening half and a scant 14 total yards.

Glenn limited Weiss to just 97 total yards in the game. Brian Creel led the aggressive Grizzlies with a trio of tackles behind the line of scrimmage. Glenn stopped a dozen of Weiss’ 28 rushing attempts for zero or negative yards.

The Grizzlies also blocked a pair of Weiss punts, the second of which, by Noah Holmes, resulted in a safety to open the second half scoring.

Weiss’ lone touchdown came on Glenn’s only pass of the second half. Defensive tackle Christian Hamilton stepped in front of a screen pass and picked it off and rumbled 21 yards into the endzone.

“That was a shutout. The six points they scored were on a pick-six that was completely my fault -- a bad play call on a screen," Glen coach Rob Schoenfeld said. "Their (defensive line) is big, long, very athletic and he (Hamilton) made a heck of play to tip it to himself and score."

Offensively, Glenn was led by Lamont Slade, who rushed for 83 yards including a 32-yard scoring jaunt.

Glenn (3-1 overall) will look to go to 3-0 in district play as they travel to face Cedar Creek next week. Weiss (0-5), will seek its first win as they host Elgin.