Greene posts second straight shutout win to close season

Greene 49, Harpursville/Afton 0

HARPURSVILLE – A Greene coach said in the aftermath of Saturday’s season-ending win over Harpursville/Afton that no team in the Trojans’ division would want to play them now.

We’ll never know if that statement is true, but what we do know is that Greene is in good stead for next season after pitching a second straight shutout. Greene won four of its last five to wind up 4-5 overall, and captured its last three games by a combined score of 99-6.

“We had a rough start, and it’s very easy with a rough start to fall apart and tank things. Instead, we pulled together, and we became a good football team,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “I think, going into next season, that people will recognize us as a good football team.”

For the third straight game, Greene held the opposing team to under 100 yards rushing. If not for the hard running and elusiveness of Hornets senior quarterback Devon Dean, the host club may have ended up with negative yards for the game.

The Trojans dominated the line of scrimmage from the opening snap led by departing senior captain, Wyatt VanderBunt. VanderBunt and his blocking mates opened holes for several Greene backs to the tune of 274 total yards and over six yards per carry.

Greene drove 47 yards for a score on its opening possession. Sophomore quarterback Zach Orzell used an option keeper to race 33 yards to paydirt.

The Trojans picked up steam in the second stanza adding four more touchdowns to build a 35-0 halftime lead. Early in the second, Orzell broke free on a quarterback sneak covering 11 yards for a touchdown.

Just over a minute later, John Hadac sacked Dean in the endzone, and forced a fumble in the process. Dalton Brower covered the loose ball for the third Trojans score.

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