GREENE – Chenango Forks didn’t even attempt a pass its first two games of the season. Over the past two weeks, the Blue Devils have proven that not only is the forward pass a nice tool in their offensive shed, but they are pretty darn skilled at it as well.
Jimmy Miller followed up his four-TD day a week ago at Sidney with three TD runs against Greene Friday, and quarterback Casey Lanave threw a pair of second-half TD passes to Derek Foster in a 33-14 win here Friday night.
Lanave was 4-for-4 for 88 yards – all in the second half – and he had another TD pass in the second half called back due to penalty. Forks was particularly effective in its second-half execution with all four scoring drives taking no longer than 2 minutes and 41 seconds.
Greene held possession of the ball for 17 out of 24 minutes in the second half, but three turnovers – and three other fumbles – gave the visiting Blue Devils a welcomed boost. “One of the keys we talked about all week was taking care of the football,” said Greene coach Tim Paske. “We put the ball on the ground in the second half, and that definitely hurt us. You’re not going to win many games when you do that, especially against a team like Chenango Forks.”