GREENE – There won’t be many more division games for Greene this season like Friday’s home contest with Newark Valley.
The Trojans won their second Section IV, Division V game this season and followed up a bruising early-season schedule with a laugher over the mistake-prone Cardinals, 44-6. “It was definitely a different atmosphere on the sidelines tonight,” said Greene head coach Tim Paske. “It was another game, and our goal was to be better today than yesterday. We’re climbing the mountain to the end of the season.”
Greene head coach Tim Paske will admit that his team needed to do more than just put its uniforms on to beat Newark Valley, but it was surely a welcomed departure from recent weeks when his team was soundly beaten by Unatego, and nearly lost to Norwich.
Junior Nate Whittaker was the point man for most of the Trojans’ big plays in the first half as Greene built a 24-0 lead. He put the first points on the board returning NV’s opening punt 64 yards for a score. Whittaker picked off the Cardinals’ first two pass attempts – two of four first-half Cardinals turnovers – and he threw a 20-yard TD pass to Ben Adams. In the opening half alone, Whittaker was 9-for-12 for 106 yards, and two of those incompletions were drops.