Trojans clinch playoff spot with shutout win over Blackhawks on senior night

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GREENE – The Trojans, Greene’s varsity football team, has emerged as a playoff team in the New York State Class D realm, after starting 1-2 has moved to a solid 4-2.

Greene’s most recent win came against the winless Oxford Blackhawks, a game which saw the Trojans seniors shine on their own homecoming and senior night, to the tune of a 43-0 home win.

“We are excited, and it felt really good for our seniors. All four of them (Coy Austin, Justin Carmen, Ty Nolan, Mitchell Walters) had big games on senior night and contributed so they’re going to have good memories about what happened here and they’ll have fun telling their kids in the future about the things we’ve done so far, this year. We are hoping we can do more,” said Greene head coach Dave Gorton. “We were very pleased with the way we played in the second quarter. We scored on the opening drive but we got a little complacent after that, we just didn’t have the same emotion. It was homecoming week, and everything else. I thought we really lost focus a little bit and missed some assignments. But second quarter we were really, really sharp.”

Sharp indeed.

The Trojans led Oxford at 6-0 after just the first quarter, when Nate Erickson plunged in for a five-yard touchdown run.

Up 6-0 on an old-time rival is always nice, but let’s try burying the opponent with a 30-point quarter – Gorton’s Trojans were clicking.

Greene, already up at 6-0, then scored twice in 15 seconds to take a 21-0 lead at 9:13 in the second quarter.

Senior, Justin Carman, caught a pass from fellow senior, Coy Austin, at 9:28, all before Austin recovered a fumbled kickoff to set up the next touchdown, another repeat Austin to Carmen connection for a touchdown

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