GREENE – In a wet, sloppy, slugfest of a game featuring two football teams that knew each other well, the Greene Trojans fell victim to Sidney by way of a four touchdown performance from the Warriors quarterback, as Sidney soared to a 32-23 win in the Class D Section IV quarterfinals.
“It's disappointing for all of us but it doesn't take away from our accomplishments this year,” said Greene head coach Dave Gorton.
Greene enjoyed a year of dominance on the gridiron – previously going 6-1, defeating then undefeated Harpursville-Afton for the division title and claiming the top-seed in the Class D Section IV sectional tournament.
However, despite all these accomplishments, a familiar foe, the Sidney Warriors – a team Greene had beaten in the regular season by a score of 30-20 – turned the table on the Trojans this past Friday, Oct. 21.
Down 16-14 at the half, Greene was looking for a turnaround in their play against the Warriors. To many fans surprise they received just that as a 21 yard field goal from Mitchell Walters in the third quarter game Greene their first lead of the night at 17-16.
This first lead would undoubtedly be their last however, when Sidney strung together two scoring drives in the fourth quarter for the comeback win.
Sidney's quarterback Dawson Backus tucked one into the end zone from three yards out to begin the fourth quarter of scoring – Nate Vibbard reception for a good two-point conversion.