GREENE - Greene’s football team was hit hard with ruthless offensive efficiency, and before it gathered its bearings, Friday’s Section IV 8-man football playoff game was out of hand.
Spencer Van-Etten/Candor, averaging nearly 60 points a game this season, nearly hit that mark in the sectional semifinals rolling past the previously-unbeaten Trojans, 56-0, on Friday night at George Raymond Field.
The Eagles hit for big plays almost from the get-go, and only one of their eight touchdowns was less than 12 yards.
“They were very big and very strong, and we just didn’t match up well physically,” said Greene coach Dave Gorton. “We had a lot of heart, but they had a lot of size. Sometimes size is better than heart.”
While the Eagles didn’t have a large roster on the field - 18 players dressed for the game - they did have a matchup advantage in the trenches. Gorton estimated that SVE/Candor had a 60- to 70-pound advantage in some spots.
That size led to three quick first-quarter scores for the Eagles to create a 22-0 lead.
Jack Teribury scored on a jet sweep that he cut back and nearly across the width of the field to hit paydirt from 45 yards out.
Teammate Hunter Haynes scored on a 27-yard run, and Logan Jewell raced 44 yards for the third score.