GREENE – Tioga will surely enjoy the second half of the game film from Greene Friday night. The first half, well, that was the equivalent of a horror show.
The Trojans ran and passed at will for 24 minutes to build a 24-point lead, and coasted to a 36-22 non-division win over the Tigers.
Greene quarterback Nate Whittaker went 8-for-10 for 99 yards and one touchdown, and the senior speedster raked in a 34-yard TD pass from backup quarterback Scott Gorton at the end of the first half to put the home club up, 30-6.
“We need to start the game off well, get a few defensive stops, and some more scores,” said Tioga head coach Jeremy Pichany.
It wasn’t as if Tioga was rolling over and allowing the Trojans to march down the field uncontested. In fact, Tioga had the ball a good share of the first half, and consistently moved the chains against a stout Trojans defense that blanked Oxford last week, 37-0.
Sophomore quarterback David Ulrich used a little bit of deception with an option keeper to set up the Tigers’ first scoring drive. About to get flattened by a Greene lineman, he pitched to Zeth Henneman for a 16-yard gain, the team’s opening first down of the game.