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!
The Greenville Panthers (1-1) host the Rose-Hulman Engineers (2-0) in the home opener Saturday. The Panthers won last years match-up and hope to continue that streak Saturday.
Please come out to support your Panthers. The game is at 1pm at Francis Field in Greenville. If you can't make it, listen to your Panthers on WGRN live HERE
Check out the new EMAP BLUEPRINT website to find out more!
Today the Panthers depart from Greenville at 6pm and journey to Rock Island, IL. The Panthers face the Augustana College Vikings (0-1) on Saturday at 6pm CT.
Last year GC fell to Auggie in a hard fought game, but the team is confident that this year it will be different. The Panther's had a great week of practice on both sides of the ball and look poised to improve their record to 2-0.
You can listen to the game live on the WGRN homepage. Just click the "Listen Live" link in the top right corner. Kickoff is at 6pm CT.
After the impressive victory over Washington University, two Panthers were named UMAC Players of the Week.
Defensive Player of the Week
OLB Jumaane Bey made a game-changing play for Greenville in the Panthers' 17-7 win over Washington University (St. Louis). Bey's 25-yard interception return for a touchdown, one of two picks on the day, put Greenville up 14-0 midway through the third quarter
Special Teams Player of the Week
K Reid Ackerman helped Greenville to a 17-7 win over Washington University (St. Louis) on Saturday, making a his only field goal attempt and two PAT attempts. Ackerman's 30-yard boot with 1:36 left in the game clinched the victory for the Panthers.
Congratulations Jumaane and Reid!
Washington University’s defense spent almost the entire first quarter on the field as Greenville had a 12:27-2:40 advantage in time of possession. GC's defense, which had allowed just 48 yards in the first quarter, continued to control the game and allowed just 10 yards on six plays in the second quarter. Washington U. was limited to 58 yards of total offense in the first half.
Greenville (1-0) got on the scoreboard for the lone score of the first half as Rendell Flood caught a 19-yard pass from Austin Teer with four seconds left to make it 7-0. GC gained 159 yards of offense in the first half, and spent 23:37 on the field in the opening 30 minutes of play.
The Panthers made it 14-0 as Jumanne Bey intercepted WU junior quarterback Stephen Sherman and returned it 25 yards for the touchdown midway through the third quarter. The interception for Greenville was its third of the game.
Late in the 4th quarter, a 29-yard field goal by Greenville’s Reid Ackerman with 1:26 left secured the victory and pushed the score to 17-7. The Panthers held the Bears once more on defense, and then ran the clock down by kneeling.
10 different Panthers carried the ball on offense. QB Joel Lira (Lubbock, TX) led the Panthers in rushing with 49 yards. QB Austin Teer (Abbotsford, BC) led the Panthers in passing, completing 4 passes for 77 yards and 1 TD. All-American TE Zach Friedrich (Selah, WA) had 3 catches for 58 yards.
Greenville College travels next week to Rock Island, IL to face the Augustana College Vikings (0-1).
When the Panthers head to Washington University for the season opener, you can now watch the game live online! On Saturday, Sept. 5th at 7pm, go HERE and cheer on the Panthers from where ever you are.
If you are not able to watch the video, or prefer the radio, go to the WGRN homepage and click Listen Live in the top right corner.