Evening Sun Report
Greene 47, Harpursville 6
GREENE – Harpursville gambled unwisely, and the house – Greene – raked in the yards and racked up the points
In nearly a repeat performance of last year’s drubbing of Harpursville, Greene retained its unblemished record winning its Section IV Class C division opener.
“We talked about the importance of winning our first division game, and we know we have a war coming up with Unatego next week,” said Greene coach Tim Paske.
In just over half a game, Greene senior fullback Keith Savory piled up 143 yards on eight carries. Harpursville stacked the line of scrimmage putting eight and nine guys up tight, and once Savory cleared the initial wall of defenders, he was home free. “We worked on a scheme to attack their defense, and Keith went almost untouched on his runs,” Paske said. “Harpursville took a risk on defense and was burned.”
Savory had scoring runs of 5 and 52 yards in the first quarter sandwiched around Corey Breck’s 65-yard TD strike to receiver Justin Van Wert. Savory had a 65-yard TD run in the second quarter, and Greene led 39-0 at halftime.
The Trojans posted a season-high 319 yards on the ground, in large part due to the efforts of offensive linemen Mike Kehl at center; guards Justin Smith and D.J. Beckwith; and tackles Jesse Mares and Tyler Kehl. “Our guys up front did a tremendous job, and they did a nice job checking down when they had to,” Paske said.
David Micha and Chris Engler scored on runs for Greene, and Tyler Kehl returned an interception six yards for a score with just 58 seconds left in the game.
“We had a couple breakdowns on defense in the first half that led to their only score, but we executed on defense much better in the second half and shut them down,” Paske said.
The Trojans limited Harpursville to negative-eight yards of rushing in the game and 154 yards of total offense. A year ago – on homecoming weekend for Greene – the Trojans won 49-0 and allowed just 81 total yards.
First downs 13 2
Rushes-yds 46-319 17-(-8)
Passing yds 96 162
Comp-att-int 3-7-0 8-26-2
Punts-avg 0-0 3-34
Fumbles-lost 0-0 2-2
Penalties-yds 7-65 4-30
Rushing: (G) K. Savory, 8-143; D. Micha, 10-61; J. Wentlent, 5-36; N. Whittaker, 7-28; C. Breck, 3-20; D. Yeager, 4-11; W. Bennett, 5-10; C. Engler, 4-10. (H) Vic Coronado, 4-7; Todd Terpstra, 4-2; jeff Austin, 1-3; Pat Moore, 8-(-20).
Passing: (G) Breck, 3-7-0, 96 yds, TD; (H) Pat Moore, 6-20-1, 143 yds; TDl Jeff Austin, 2-6-1, 19 yds.
Receiving; (G) Justin Van Wert, 2-80, Will Bennett, 1-16. (H) Frank Ford, 4-121; V. Coronado, 3-30; Josh Repchick, 1-11.
Score by quarters
Harp. 0 6 0 0–6
Gre. 20 14 6 7–47
G: Savory 5 run (pass failed), 6:40,