GREENE – Greene’s offense didn’t have much of an opportunity to shine in the first half.
And it didn’t have to.
The Trojans’ special teams were just that – special – scoring on two punt returns and setting up a third score on another long return in a dominant 43-0 win over Susquehanna Valley Friday night.
It was the fourth shutout in 11 games for Greene, Class C finalists a season ago, who did not allow a Sabers first down until the second half, and only two chain-movers the entire game.
“It was definitely a good effort to start the season like that, but we still have some things to work on,” said Greene 10th-year head coach, Tim Paske. “But how can you complain when you’re up 30-0 at halftime?”
True words, indeed. Lane Whittaker set up Greene’s first score of the day returning a SV punt 39 yards to the Sabers six. Only a saving tackle by punter Tyriece Brown kept Greene out of the endzone.
Brown’s tackle only delayed the inevitable as Mike Beckwith rumbled in for the score, the first of his two rushing scores on the day.