CHENANGO FORKS – Victories over Chenango Forks have come few and far between the past 11 years, especially by Section IV teams. Monday afternoon, Greene halted the Blue Devils’ intradivisional dominance, and picked up their first win over Forks in 28 years.
The Trojans forced four Chenango Forks turnovers, and halted three Devils drives inside the 25 in a 21-0 shutout.
Using a running-back-by-commitee approach, the Trojans rushed for 177 yards, while quarterback Joe Beckwith was ultra efficient completing all three of his passes for 64 yards and one touchdown.
The offensive line of Isaiah Webb, Garrett Huttleston, Chris Kehoe, Trevor Flohr, and Dan Haskell slowly wore the Chenango Forks defense down, and yards began to come in bigger chunks through the final two periods as the Devils suffered their first division loss since 2000. “The nice thing is that our five offensive linemen only play on offense, and we rotate in three defensive tackles,” said Greene coach Tim Paske. “I think that really keeps our guys fresh. Four quarters is a long game, and they had a lot of guys going both ways. That was the big difference.”
This year’s Chenango Forks club may not be as dominant as past year’s clubs, but it certainly is no pushover. Greene found that out in the first half accumulating just 72 yards of total offense.