11.09.2014

Greenville Panthers vs. St. Scholastica Saints Recap

       In a game where the conference championship and a birth in the DIII playoffs was on the line, the Panthers came up short against the St. Scholastica Saints 42-14. The Panther offense got the ball first but were forced into a three and out. St. Scholastica waisted little time getting on the board by scoring in less than 2 and a half minutes to make the score 7-0 with 10:02 left on the clock. The Greenville offense responded with a touchdown drive of their own by going on a 16 play, 72 yard drive chewing up 6:32 off the clock. The drive was finished off by Panther running back Nathan Callaway on a 1 yard score. The Panthers defense rose to the occasion forcing the Saints to kick a field goal but it was wide left to keep the score at 7-7 with 49 seconds left in the quarter. The Panther offense could not use that momentum as they were forced into a three and out. St. Scholastica's offense then proceeded to go on a 79 yard drive to make the score 14-7. The ensuing kickoff was an onside kick recovered by the Saints and they rolled with that momentum scoring again to go up 21-7 with 8:49 left in the half. The Greenville offense was forced into another three and out. Scoreless drives by both teams gave the Saints offense the ball at their own 39. The potent Saints offense only took 2 plays to hit pay dirt this time to go up 28-7 with 1:30 left in the half. Both teams finished the half with scoreless drives to make the halftime score 28-7 in favor of the Saints.
      The Saints offense kept the firepower going by scoring again in less than 3 minutes to go up 35-7. A three and out by the Panther offense gave the ball back to the Saints offense. But, this time the Panther defense had a big turnover with an interception by cornerback Kevin Tran. This lit a fire in the Panther offense as Cory Moore scored on a 18 yard touchdown run to make the score 35-14 with 8:14 left in the third quarter. A three and out forced by the Panther defense led to a drive into the Saints' red zone but it was stopped on a fourth and one by the Saints defense. Two scoreless drive by both teams led to the Saints' final score of the game to make the score 42-14. Another fourth down stop by the Saints' defense gave them the ball with 7:35 left in the game. On the next play linebacker Nicholas Morrow came up with an interception to give the Panther offense great field position. The Panther were once again stopped on a fourth down attempt. The Panther defense then forced their third turnover of the game with a Nathan Propst forced fumble and recovery. The Greenville offense once again could do nothing with it and were stopped on fourth down attempt. The Saints offense took a knee to give St. Scholastica the 42-14 win and conference title.
    The Panthers were led in rushing by running back Jacob Stull with 62 yards on 9 carries. Senior Jacob Bronars led the team in tackles with 8 total. Nicholas Morrow had two tackles for loss and 6 solo tackles. Lincoln Johnson and TK Mattress each had half of a sack. The loss puts Greenville's regular season record to 7-3 and 7-2 in the UMAC.

11.03.2014

Greenville College JV vs. Midwest Prep Academy

Greenville College JV finished off a great season with an impressive 18-12 double overtime win versus Midwest Prep. Impressive defensive play by both teams ruled most of the game but Midwest Prep was able to crack the scoreboard first to go ahead 6-0 in the second quarter. The Greenville offense responded quickly on a trick play pass from Jordan Mixon to Derek Greifzu. This touchdown put the score at 6-6 going into the half. The second half once again was dominated by both defenses including multiple fourth down stops for the Panther defense. The fourth quarter ended with the score tied at 6-6. Overtime started with the Midwest offense getting the score and missing the ensuing extra point. This open the door for the Panther offense who scored on a Mixon touchdown run. The two point conversion was no good forcing a second overtime. In the second overtime the Panther defense rose to the occasion once again with a huge fourth down stop. The Panther offense then had the ball on the 25 yard line going in to win the game. Juan Carbajal scored the winning touchdown with a powerful 4 yard run to give the Panthers the 18-12 win. Congrats to the JV team on their first win of the season!

11.01.2014

Greenville College Panthers vs. Westminster College Blue Jays Recap

           The Panthers had a dominating performance today, winning by a score of 42-14. The Panther offense got off the bat quickly with a 11 play, 78 yard drive in 4:32. The drive was capped off by a 1 yard Nathan Callaway touchdown run giving Greenville the 6-0 lead. After three and outs by both teams the Westminster offense were forced into a fourth down punting situation but a bad snap by the center forced the Blue Jay punter to fall on the ball in the end zone for a safety. The safety gave Greenville an 8-0 lead. Greenville fumbled the ensuing kickoff but the Westminster quarterback gave it right back to the Panthers after a fumble forced by Joey Silva. The fumble gave the potent Panther offense the ball on the Westminster 47. They wasted little time by scoring on 2 plays with Callaway, once again, finishing the drive off from 3 yards out. The Westminster offense then proceeded to go on a 12 play drive only to have it thwarted on a fourth and nine by Panther linebacker Johnny Uperesa. The Panther offense gave it back quickly thought with a fumble on the next drive. The Blue Jay offense didn't waist any time by scoring in 1 play to make the score 14-7 in favor of the Panthers. Three and outs by both teams gave the Panthers the ball with good field position. A quick first down run by Jacob Battaglia could not spakr the offense as they were forced to punt again. Two more unsuccessful drive by both teams and a three and out by Westminster gave the Panthers the ball with 7:26 left in the half. The Panther offense went on an explosive 7 play, 64 yard drive the was finished off by an impressive run by Jacob Stull. The score put the Panthers up 21-7. The Panther defense rose the occasion again by locking down the Westminster offense on fourth down yet again. Greenville's offense took the ball down to the 3 yard line but was unsuccessful on a field goal attempt leaving the score at 21-7 at the half.
         Westminster received the ball to start the half and the Panther defense forced a three and out. Greenville's offense went on a 6 play, 67 yard drive that took just under 2 minutes. The touch down was scored by receiver Andre Underwood from quarterback EA Northey from 35 yards out. Westminster responded with a 8 play drive of their own to put the score at 28-14 with 9 minutes left in the third quarter. Three and outs by both teams and a huge fourth down stop by the Panther defense once again gave the Panther offense the ball with 5 minutes left in the quarter. The offense went on a 15 play drive but was stopped on a fourth down inside the goal line. The defense once again forced a three and out giving the Panther offense the ball on the Westminster 33 yard line. Nathan Callaway scored the on the drive from 19 yards out to make the score 35-14 with 12:11 left in the game. The game then went in a lull as Westminster had 3 unsuccessful drives and Greenville had 2 unsuccessful drives. The game got back to the scoring when the Panther offense went on a 7 play, 69 yard drive  to make the score 42-14. The next 2 drives were unsuccessful for both teams make the final score 42-14.
        Greenville was led in rushing by Callaway with 159 yards on 32 carries. Stull also broke the century mark with 126 yards on 20 carries. EA Northey was 9 of 12 for 191 yards in the passing game and Battaglia led the team with 83 yards receiving on 4 catches. Nick Morrow had a tremendous game on the defensive side of the ball with 7 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and a sack. Uperesa had a sack and 2 tackles for loss as well. Silva and Robert Deering each had a sack too. The win puts the Panthers record to 7-2 on the year and 7-1 in the UMAC. Next week, Greenville takes on the St. Scholastica Saints in a game for the conference championship and a birth in the DIII playoffs. The game in is Duluth, Minnesota. Hope to see you there!

10.26.2014

Greenville College vs. Iowa Wesleyan Recap

        The Panthers got a great fight on senior day out of the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers but the Panthers were able to hold on for a 52-32 victory. The Panthers came out on this Homecoming and Senior day game with a lot of energy but that was quickly dashed by the Iowa Wesleyan kickoff return team who took the opening kickoff for a touchdown. With less than 15 seconds off the clock the Panthers found themselves in a 7-0 deficit. A Jordan Mixon 30 yard kickoff return gave the Panther offense the ball near midfield but the offense could not do anything with it getting stuffed on a third and short and were forced to punt. The Tiger offense wasted little time getting on the board again by putting together an 8 play, 80 yard drive in less than 3 minutes to go up by a margin of 14-0 with just under 10 minutes to go in the first quarter. The Greenville offense responded with a quick drive of their own scoring in just under 4 minutes. The 10 play, 57 yard drive was capped off by running back Jacob Stull's first touchdown of the year. This touchdown put the score at 14-7 with 5:40 left in the first quarter. After unsuccessful drives by both teams the Panthers were forced to punt to start the second quarter.
         A 25 yard punt gave the Iowa Wesleyan offense great field position on Greenville's 49 yard line and the Tigers took advantage by scoring on a long 49 yard touchdown run. The extra point was no good giving the Tigers a 20-7 advantage with 14:43 left in the half. After a three and out by the Panther offense, the defense came up with a huge play in the form of a Johnny Uperesa forced fumble and a recovery by Ralph Regalado. The Panther offense then came to life by scoring in less than 2 minutes on a 5 play, 42 yard drive finished off by a tough 20 yard run by Panther quarterback Jacob Battaglia on a 4th and 3. This score brought the margin closer to 20-14 with 9:27 left in the half. The score seemed to rejuvenate the Panther defense as they forced two straight three and outs to give the Panther offense the ball back at their own 32 yard line. The Greenville offense proceeded to go on a 9 play, 68 yard drive that ended with another Stull touchdown. A successful PAT gave the Panthers the lead 21-20 with 16 seconds to go in the half. Two plays by the Tiger offense put them in position to throw a Hail Mary pass to the end zone with 3 seconds left in the half. A throw short of the end zone was tipped by Jarrid Williams and then intercepted by Joey Silva who returned it 80 yards to the Iowa Wesleyan 10. A flag was thrown on the play and the Iowa Wesleyan Tigers were called for an unsportsmanlike penalty to give the Panthers one last play to end the half. Senior Josh Morgan's 20 yard field goal gave the Panthers the lead 24-20 to end the half.
          The Panthers received the ball to start the second half and fed off the energy from the first half to go on a 4 play 62 yard drive that was highlighted by a Nathan Callaway 43 yard run to set up a Mixon 10 yard TD run. The Panther defense seemed to use some of this energy as well as they forced another three and out to set up a Panther scoring drive. The 9 play 30 yard drive was capped off by Battaglia's second touchdown from 18 yards out. The Tigers responded with a 79 yard touchdown pass to bring the score to 38-26 with 6:48 left in the third quarter. The Panther offense responded with a big play of their own on a pass from Battaglia to receiver John Dudley for a 44 yard score. The Panther defense then came up with a big fourth down stop to give the Panthers the ball with 3 minutes left in the quarter. Another explosive drive by the Greenville offense led to a Hamid Camara 33 yard touchdown run to give the panthers the 52-26 lead. The Tigers responded with a long 13 play, 65 yard drive taking up 6 minutes to put the score at 52-32 with 10:13 left in the game. Three and outs by both teams gave the Panthers the ball with 6:22 left in the game. The Panthers were able to run off just under 4 minutes of the clock to give the ball back to the Tigers with 2:38 left in the game. The Iowa Wesleyan offense decided to run the game out which gave the Panthers the 52-32 win.
          The Panthers were led in rushing and passing by Battaglia with 132 yards rushing and 138 yards passing. Nathan Callaway also broke the century mark in rushing with 106 yards on 18 carries and Andre Underwood led the receiving corps with 2 catches for 56 yards. The Panther defense was led in tackles by Nicholas Morrow with 7 and a tackle for loss as well. Joey Silva also had an impressive stat line with 5 tackles, 3 tackles for loss, a sack, and an interception. Lincoln Johnson and Johnny Uperesa also had sacks on the day. The win gives the Panthers a 6-2 record on the year and 6-1 in the UMAC. The Panthers will take on Westminster in Missouri this coming Saturday. Hope to see you there!

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