11.28.2009


Greenville College Panthers cleaned house in the south division all-conference awards, which were announced on Wednesday. Greenville had 13 players on the all-conference first team, and 3 players on second team.

Greenville won the UMAC South Division in its first year of membership in the conference, posting a 3-0 league record to go with a 7-2 overall regular season finish. The Panthers handed Westminster their only division loss of the season in a 42-35 game on Nov. 7. Greenville head coach Eric Hehman was selected as the South Division Coach of the Year by his peers for the team’s accomplishments on the field.

JR RB Anthony Ambers was voted the division’s Co-Offensive Player of the Year.  Ambers led the south division in rushing, averaging 139.3 yards per game.

Greenville also boasted the division’s defensive player of the year in SR MLB Garrett Young. Young averaged 10.7 tackles per contest to lead the south division from the linebacker position.

JR C Tim Burroughs was chosen as the division’s Lineman of the Year. Burroughs was a part of an offensive line that blocked for a team that averaged 171.0 rushing yards per game while Panthers quarterbacks threw for an average of 117.1 yards per contest.

After running parallel routes throughout the 2009 season, the UMAC’s North and South Divisions will merge into one league with one division in 2010, meaning the members of all nine teams will fight for one set of all-conference awards. Just one year after that in 2011, the UMAC is expected to receive its automatic qualifier (AQ) into the NCAA Tournament.

A full listing of the UMAC Football South Division All-Conference awards is below.

Co-Offensive Player of the Year: Nick Lindsey (Eureka College)

Co-Offensive Player of the Year: Anthony Ambers (Greenville College)

Defensive Player of the Year: Garrett Young (Greenville College)

Special Teams Player of the Year: Daniel Eidson (Westminster College)

Lineman of the Year: Tim Burroughs (Greenville College)

Coach of the Year: Eric Hehman (Greenville College)

Complete UMAC South All-Conference Teams


Offensive Lineman – 1st Team
Name
Year
School
Garrett Vasquez
SR
Greenville College
Andrew Story
SO
Greenville College
Tim Burroughs
JR
Greenville College
David Schatz
JR
Westminster College
Wil Lampkin
JR
Westminster College

Wide Receivers – 1st Team
Wes Schmidgall
SO
Eureka College
James Rollon
SR
MacMurray College
Carl Givens
SO
Westminster College

Tight End – 1st Team
Zach Friedrich
SR
Greenville College

Quarterback – 1st Team
Nick Lindsey
SR
Eureka College
Daniel Eidson
SR
Westminster College
 
Running Backs – 1st Team
Anthony Ambers
JR
Greenville College
Ketrone Blanks
JR
Greenville College
Isaiah Mosley
JR
Westminster College

Kicker – 1st Team
Name
Year
School
Travis Huber
FR
Eureka College
Jake Hilton
JR
Westminster College
Defensive Lineman – 1st Team
Name
Year
School
Alex Holmes
SR
Greenville College
Cory Bierdeman
SR
Greenville College
Kenyon Klousia
SR
Greenville College
Tobias Alaribe
JR
MacMurray College
Austin Spradling
SR
Westminster College
Rodney Lyles
FR
Westminster College

Linebackers – 1st Team
Name
Year
School
Matt Knake
SR
Eureka College
Jumaane Bey
JR
Greenville College
Garrett Young
SR
Greenville College
Jordan Missey
SR
MacMurray College
Clark Roberts
JR
Westminster College

Defensive Backs – 1st Team
Name
Year
School
Cody Troutman
SR
Eureka College
Scott Schneider
SR
Greenville College
Edgar Townsend
SR
Greenville College
Kelvin Williams
SO
Westminster College

Punter – 1st Team
Name
Year
School
Daniel Eidson
SR
Westminster College

Offensive Lineman – 2nd Team
Name
Year
School
Todd Stewart
SR
Eureka College
Leon McElrath
SR
MacMurray College
David Butler
JR
Greenville College
Jack Sheehan
JR
Westminster College

Wide Receivers – 2nd Team
Name
Year
School
Marc Randle
JR
MacMurray College
Nate Robinson
SR
MacMurray College
James Gladstone
FR
Westminster College
Tyson Kankolenski
JR
Westminster College

Tight End – 2nd Team
Name
Year
School
Dillon Reed
JR
Eureka College
Rendell Flood
SO
Greenville College

Running Backs – 2nd Team
Name
Year
School
Mark Mitchell
JR
Greenville College
Brian Clay
SO
MacMurray College

Defensive Lineman – 2nd Team
Name
Year
School
DeMarco Neal
SO
Eureka College
Mason Guerra
FR
MacMurray College
Adam Howe
JR
Westminster College
Paul Mpagi
FR
Westminster College
Tashon Fultz
FR
Westminster College

Linebackers – 2nd Team
Name
Year
School
Mike Porter
SR
MacMurray College
Gus Lyles
FR
Westminster College

Defensive Backs – 2nd Team
Name
Year
School
Rosney Beverly
JR
Eureka College
Mike Minehan
SO
Eureka College
Russell Rambert
FR
MacMurray College
Reggie McClendon
FR
MacMurray College
Ivan Malpica
SO
Westminster College
Demarco Morehead
FR
Westminster College
Darian Garey
JR
Westminster College

11.22.2009

Panthers Fall In Victory Bowl 29-28

The Greenville College Panthers lost the Victory Bowl title in a heart-breaker Saturday 29-28 after a last second field goal by the Geneva College Golden Tornadoes put the game just out of reach. The Panther had led the entire game, but a drive by Geneva in the final minute set them up for a 30 yard field goal that split the uprights. This was the first home loss for the Panthers all season.

It was a difficult loss for the Panthers, but attitudes were still positive in the post game Afterglow. Both teams came together to pray together and to speak words of encouragement.

Senior MLB Garrett Young was awarded the Defensive Player of the Game award after his outstanding performance. SR DE's Alex Holmes, Joe Andrews, and Cory Bierdeman all had sacks on the day.

Offensively, the Panthers were led on the ground once again by JR RB Anthony Ambers, and JR RB Mark Mitchell, who both had a touchdown on the day. JR QB Joel Lira also contributed on the ground, and led the Panthers in passing yards. JR WR Jordan Fred had a touchdown catch, his second in the last 2 games.

The Panthers finish the season 7-3, which gives them one of the best records in school history.

Check back here soon for information on post season awards and an end of the year highlight video.

Congratulations Panthers an incredible season!

11.16.2009

Greenville To Host 2009 Victory Bowl



The Greenville College football team is hosting the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Victory Bowl.  This is only the third postseason football game in the history of GC football and first since 2001.  Greenville’s opponents are the Geneva College Golden Tornados of Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania.  The Panthers qualified for the Victory Bowl on November 7 and were invited to host the game on Saturday following their win over LaGrange and Geneva’s loss to Westminster of Pennsylvania.  The Panthers’ record of 7-2 currently ranks them as the top team in the NCCAA.  This is the Panthers’ best season record since winning 8 games in 1993 and first postseason game at home in school history.

For more info on the Victory Bowl, check out their website HERE

Check back later this week for Victory Bowl week updates. Also, check out our highlight video from last week's win over Westminster.

GO PANTHERS!

Greenville College Football © 2009 by Jered Schneider.

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