GREENE – Greene turned a relatively quiet 3-0 start to the season into a loud-and-clear-look-at-us-now fourth straight win to start the season.
“We love being the underdog and coming out and surprising people,” said Greene senior fullback Keith Savory. “People have overlooked us, but maybe they won’t anymore.”
Savory had 153 yards rushing and scored three touchdowns in the Trojans’ thoroughly complete and dominating 28-6 Section IV, Division V victory over Unatego Friday.
The Trojans are off to their first 4-0 start since rejoining division play 12 seasons ago, and can all but wrap up a postseason berth with a victory at Sidney this Friday. “We wanted to come out and make a statement, and a lot of people maybe didn’t believe in us, but the staff and our players do believe and we know what we’re all about,” said Trojans fourth-year coach Tim Paske. “We are satisfied with this win, but we know there is a lot more football to be played.”
Unatego entered the contest with an honorable mention state ranking, and it routed traditional power Walton, 30-8 in its opening game. The Spartans averaged 29 points a game on offense, and the offense is littered with breakaway runners and talented skill players. After a prolific first quarter, the Unatego speed was slowed to a near halt, and the Trojans exerted their will with a grind-out-it running game between the tackles. “Their speed worried us a little bit, but our coaches told us to read our keys (on defense) and stretch the plays outside,” Savory said.