Evening Sun Report
Greene 28, Whitney Point 6
GREENE – Greene used ball possession as its best defensive weapon controlling the clock and turning back Whitney Point in a non-league contest that was closer than the final score indicates.
Corey Breck threw for 66 yards and a 12-yard TD pass to John Carlin, and closed the scoring in the fourth quarter scampering 25 yards. “This was another physical game for us,” said Greene coach Tim Paske. “They (Whitney Point) never gave up, and even though the score doesn’t seem close, we couldn’t pull away when we wanted to.”
Greene had a cozy 22-0 lead at halftime, a first half not that dissimilar to last week’s two-TD lead over Oxford. Keith Savory’s one-yard scoring run in the first put Greene on the board, and one minute after Breck’s TD pass to Carlin, sophomore Nate Whittaker returned an interception 28 yards for a score.
Whitney Point averted the shutout on Mike McCrone’s 34-yard scoring run on a reverse play. “We established the ground game today with Savory and Corey had a nice all-around game; he stepped up and made plays,” Paske said. “We made a few other good plays, but shot ourselves in the foot with penalties, and turnovers. We need to iron those things out before we start division play.”
Savory finished with 105 yards on 21 carries, and the 2-0 start is the first in Paske’s four-year coaching tenure.
First downs 14 7
Rushes-yds 44-206 25-174
Passing yds 67 45
Return yds 66 48
Comp-att-int 7-14-1 3-11-2
Punts 3-33 4-2
Fumbles-lost 2-2 1-1
Penalties 6-45 3-25
Rushing: (G) Savory, 21-105; Whittaker, 9-34; David Micha, 3-17; Bennett, 4-9; C. Engler, 1-11; c. Breck, 3-22; J. Wentlent, 1-1; Yeager, 1-5. (WP) S. Badger, 5-6; #34, 2-7; Mussafin, 6-29; N. Manwaring, 9-98; M. McCrone, 1-34; Stahl, 2-(-10).