9.20.2009

Panthers Win 19-18 in Thriller


QB Austin Teer (10) celebrates with QB Joel Lira after a Panthers touchdown

The Greenville Panthers (2-1) won their home opener vs. Rose-Hulman (2-1) on Saturday in thrilling fashion. With 7 second left on the clock, the Panthers blocked a Rose-Hulman PAT attempt that would have tied the game. The block game from a surge by SR defensive end Alex Holmes (Huntsville, AL) who drove the Rose-Hulman line back and knocked the ball out of the air, sealing the win for the Panthers.

JR RB Anthony Ambers led the Panthers in rushing with 69 yards, and JR RB Keytrone Blanks and SR RB Mark Mitchell both scored on the ground. In the air, the Panthers were led in receiving by All-American TE Zach Friedrich who had 5 catches for 54 yards and 1 TD.

Defensively, the Panthers were led in tackles yet again by SR Captain Garrett Young with 10. JR OLB Jumanne Bey and SR CB Edgar Townsend both had an interception in the game. SR DE Alex Holmes and SR DT Cory Bierdman both had sacks, as well as countless pressures on the Rose QB as the Panthers defensive line caused chaos all day.

The Panthers take this win into a bye week and then face their first conference opponent at Eurkea College on Oct. 3rd.

Congratulations Panthers on the big win!

Greenville College Football © 2009 by Jered Schneider.

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