Greene Closes Season With Massive Comeback Victory

By: Patrick Newell

GREENE – Mark down Greene's victory over Unatego Friday night as the perfect example of playing to the final whistle.

The Trojans' football team completed their four-game season with a terrific comeback victory winning a shootout over the Spartans, 50-48, at George Raymond Field.

After taking a two touchdown lead in the first quarter, Greene (3-1) gave up 34 straight points to the Spartans.

Tori Gue's 98-yard interception return for a touchdown had Unatego in front 34-20 early in the fourth.

Over the final eight-plus minutes, Greene scored 30 points - four touchdowns - including a pair of scores in the last 90 seconds that gave the host team the improbable victory.

 "This senior class, they've been involved in some amazing games the past few years," said Greene head coach Dave Gorton. "It seems like every year, we have one great win against a team we shouldn't have beaten. This was another one of those, and those seniors are a huge reason we've had those wins. When you score 30 points the last eight minutes, and come back from two touchdowns down. It's a credit that (the kids) didn't give up. They were exhausted, but they didn't quit."

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Greene's victory came in spite of Unatego running back, Leo Temple's, massive day.

Temple scored six touchdowns, and his final score, a five-yard TD run, had the Spartans up 48-34 with less than three minutes to play.

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