Evening Sun Report
Greene 61, Unadilla Valley-Edmeston 0
NORWICH – Greene’s own field turf home surface will not be ready until midseason, so it borrowed Norwich’s for a night, and came away a blowout winner Saturday night against UV-Edmeston.
The Trojans (1-0, 2-0) won their division opener scoring on offense, defense, and special teams in building a 35-0 halftime lead. Greene added four more scores in the third quarter, and the game was halted with 10:47 remaining in the fourth after another UV-E injury left it with scarcely enough players to finish the contest.
“Defensively, we came off the ball and played tough,” said Greene coach Tim Paske. “We worked hard on the fundamentals in practice this week, and we executed.”
Greene ran just two offensive plays in the second quarter, but there were no worries. Brendan Kinne returned two punts for touchdowns to added a three-TD lead.
Quarterback Scott Gorton had TD passes to Kevin Gilroy and Nick Wilcox, and James Church recovered a UV-E fumble in the endzone leaving the count at 35-0 after two quarters.
UV-E had a botched punt snap and two lost fumbles that all led to scores in the third quarter. “I told the guys we want to play four quarters no matter who we’re playing, and that’s what we’re doing,” Paske said after his team’s second straight shutout. “There are always things you want to work on. We put the ball on the ground a little bit, and we didn’t rush for too much in the first half. The people we’re playing in our division, we’ll need to be able to run the ball.”
Score by quarters
UV-E 0 0 0 0–0
Gre. 21 14 26 0–61
G: Kevin Gilroy 19 pass from Scott Gorton (Nic Puglisi kick)
G: Nick Wilcox 27 pass from Gorton (Puglisi kick)
G: James Church fumble recovery in endzone (Puglisi kick)
G: Brendan Kinne 60 punt return (Puglisi kick)
G: Kinne 66 punt return (Puglisi kick)
G: Kinne 47 pass from Gorton (Puglisi kick)
G: Dan Jenks 4 run (kick failed)
G: Kurt Shear 8 run (kick failed)