11.23.2011

Super Seniors

During the season we will be posting weekly player profiles. Tyson Stakes is going to provide the family, friends, fans, and alumni of the Greenville Panthers a deeper view of some of our players. The final installment looks at senior safeties John Smith (Aurora, IL) and Andy Lozano (Desert Hot Springs, CA).

Tyson Stakes: The season is over now, and you guys are both seniors. How are you feeling about the way the final chapter in your college football career is done?

Andy Lozano: You always want your last game to be the winning game. but at the same time, being on the defense, we just played our best game we played at the Victory Bowl.


John Smith: I think before the game Kiso said to me and Andy, "You know, after the game you should feel we left it all on the field, don't save your energy for anything because this is it." I think that helped us play really hard. Even though we lost, it wasn't the loss that made us feel sad. I think we were sad about not being able to play any more games together, rather than the loss itself.

Andy: I think it's funny because the night before, John and I were in the hotel room. Some freshman asked us how we feel and it hit us then. It's like you don't think about it until it's happening. You look at everyone's faces and you know you're all never going to be in the same place again. Coach Gaylord throwing a football at my head...


John: He threw a football at your head?


Andy: Yeah!


Tyson: That's really tender. (Laughs). So John you're a DM major and Andy, what major are you?


Andy: I'm going to be a double major in Adult Fitness and Biology.

Tyson: That's really cool. What are your plans after you graduate? How are you going to impact the world?

Andy: I'm going back to live my parents for the next 20 years! Just kidding! (Laughter).


John: I don't really have any jobs set up for as soon as I graduate, but I'm interested in doing videos. Possibly overseas for ministries. This interterm I'm going on a trip to Bolivia to do exactly that. We're going to be doing a video for a ministry called Operation Restoration. They take children off the street, put them homes, feed them, clothe them, educate them and then they present the Gospel to them after all that. So yeah, we're going down there to make a 20 minute video to promote their ministry. And, I think, I'd like to do something along those lines post-college.


Andy: I'm not sure what I want to do but the thing I'm leaning to is going to Logan College of Chiropractic. They offer sports rehab major, and masters programs. Also, in February I'm doing a football camp combine with Ryan Boezeman. I'm not completely done with football and I want to see if I can make it to the next level. I think I'll give it one more chance to see if I can take it farther. I'm also interested in the Navy. There's just so many things. Maybe even a Pokémon Master. (Laughs).

Tyson: I've already been the Pokémon Master for quite some time. (Much laughter). Having been on the football team all four years, and having interacted with the coaches and the players, what has been the main impact of your college career?

Andy: I think the main message of EMAP is: BE A MAN. If there was one thing that the program has taught me it's the fact that your commitment should not be based on the level of glamor of being on the football team.


John: To add onto that, always play hard and practice hard even though you're not going to play in front of 50,000 people, you might only be playing in front of a few hundred.


Tyson: Alright thanks guys. I wish you luck in your various post-collegiate pursuits!

11.22.2011

2011 UMAC Awards Announced

Greenville College football was well represented as the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference  (UMAC) announced their 2011 football postseason awards. Greenville snagged five first team all-conference selections in this year’s UMAC awards.

SO QB Brendan Chambers (San Clemente, CA), SR TE Demontrez Simington (Atlanta GA),  JR OL Jeremy Burrows (Salem, OR), SR LB Kiso Faletufuga (San Diego, CA), and SR DB Andy Lozano (Desert Hot Springs, CA) claimed the top hardware for the 2011 Panthers.

Second team accolades were awarded to JR RB Bobby Hughley (New York, NY), JR OL Trendon Amuzie (Grass Valley, CA), FR DL Demarcus Greene (East St. Louis, IL), and SO LB Cody Lopez (Bonita, CA)

SR OL Cole Bailey (Xenia, IL) was awarded the UMAC individual sportsmanship award.

Following St. Scholastica’s 10 first team all-conference awards was Westminster College (MO), who has seven first team selections. Greenville College and Northwestern College (MN) each had five first team selections. Crown College won the UMAC Football Team Sportsmanship Award.

Click here to view the entire team.

11.21.2011

Post Victory Bowl

11.19.2011

Panthers Can't Tame Tigers in Victory Bowl


The 2011 season for the Greenville College Panthers (7-4, 7-2 UMAC) ended in defeat Saturday. The Panthers fell in a defensive battle to the Campbellsville University Tigers (7-5, 3-2 MSC) 21-7. 

Five turnovers were not enough for the Panthers to be victorious in the 2011 National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Victory Bowl. In a reversal of roles, it was the Panther defense that provided the big plays on Saturday.

Interceptions by SR Safety Andy Lozano (Desert Hot Springs, CA) and SO LB Cody Lopez (Bonita, CA) ended potential scoring drives for Campbellsville. The Panthers defense also forced 4 Tiger fumbles recovering 3.

Although it turned into a defense battle, it appeared early that the Victory Bowl would be a Kentucky-style shootout.

The game began with a couple of quick scores by both teams. The Tigers used a trick play to score on the second play from scrimmage. The 58 yard double pass would be the only touchdown the Panther defense would concede all day.

Greenville would not wait long to answer. The ensuing kickoff was returned 86 yards by FR WR Tre' Lewis (Belleville, IL).

That was the end of the "shoot-out".

The next score wouldn't come until 2:34 left in the second quarter. A 52 yard run by SO QB Brendan Chambers (San Clemente, CA) put the Panthers on the Tiger 21 yard line. After a one yard run, Chambers errant pitch was recovered and returned 82 yards for the second Campbellsville score of the day.

The second half scoring began in the third quarter, when a 12 play 73 yard Tiger drive ended with a 19 yard FG, making the score 17-7 in Campbellsville favor.

The Tiger defense scored next, tackling SO RB Bryce Wright (Peoria, AZ) in the end zone for a safety.

The final score came when the Panthers faced a fourth down on their own 2 yard line. Greenville called for the punter to take a knee in the end zone. This prevented the Tigers from making it a three score game.

It was all for not as the Panthers could not muster a Victory Bowl comeback.

Offensively Chambers combined for 121 total yards. SR WR Ryan Boezeman (Demott, IN) Caught 4 passes for 19 yards.

The Panther defense was led by SR LB Kiso Faletufuga (San Diego, CA). The final game of his career was quite possibly his best. He finished with 14 tackles, 1 tackle for loss, 2 forced fumbles and 1 fumble recovery.

FR DL DeMarcus Green (East St. Louis, IL) had an incredible game as well. The nose guard had 12 tackles, 1 sack and 4 tackles for loss. In addition to his interception Lopez had 12 tackles and 2 tackles for loss. Lozano added 8 tackles,1 tackle for loss and 2 pass breakups to his interception.

This loss ended the Panthers 7 game winning streak and the 2011 season.

The next game for the Panthers is their 2012 opener Saturday September 8th against Millikin University.

11.17.2011

Game Notes: Victory Bowl


Game: Greenville College (6-3, 5-2 UMAC) vs Campbellsville University (6-5, 3-2 MSC)

Date: Saturday November 19th, 2011 Kickoff: 12:00 p.m. CDT at Finley Stadium (Campbellsville,KY)

Radio: WGRN 89.5 FM, wgrn.net

Twitter: @EMAPfootball

Streaming Video: http://www.campbellsville.edu/wlcutv

Tickets: Adults $10, Children 6-12 $5, Under 5 FREE

Series: 0-0- This is the first meeting between the Panthers and the Tigers.

Coaches: Greenville – Ordell Walker is entering his second year as head coach. Coach Walker, who served as assistant head coach from 2004-09, has been a member of Greenville's coaching staff since 2003. In Walker’s first year as head coach Greenville posted a record of 7-3, won the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference and was named UMAC Coach of the Year.

Campbellsville– Perry Thomas enters his fourth season as head coach of the Fighting Tiger football program. In 2010, he posted a 7-5 record, giving the Tigers their first back-to-back winning seasons in nearly a decade and took CU to the postseason for the first time since 2001 with a trip to the NCCAA Victory Bowl.

2010 Season Records: Greenville 7-3 (6-0 UMAC), Campbellsville 7-5 (5-1 MSC)

Greenville Notes – The Panthers will play in their third Victory Bowl and the second in three years. The Panthers have not lost a game since September and are a perfect 5-0 away from Francis Field. Last week the Panthers finished their regular season with a 41-14 win over Presentation College. SR Safety John Smith was named UMAC Defensive Player of the Week for his two INT performance.

Campbellsville Notes – The Tigers are playing in their second straight Victory Bowl. They are currently in the middle of a 3 game winning streak. Last week the Tigers defeated West Virginia Tech at home, 32-23.

11.15.2011

John Smith UMAC Player of the Week


Senior safety John Smith (Aurora, IL) was named the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference (UMAC) Defensive Player of the Week. During Greenville's 41-14 win over Presentation College, Smith pulled down two interceptions. In addition Smith tallied four tackles against the Saints.

This is Smith's first UMAC Player of the Week award.

11.14.2011

Victory Bowl 2011

The Greenville College Panthers (7-3, 7-2 UMAC) will play in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) National Championship game bowl game. The Victory Bowl is set for Saturday November 19th.

The Panthers will travel to Campbellsville, KY to take on the Campbellsville University Tigers (6-5, 3-2 MSC East) of the NAIA. Kickoff is set for 1PM ET (12PM CT) at Finley Stadium.

This will be the Panthers third Victory Bowl game and the second in three years. In 2009, Greenville hosted Geneva College and lost 29-28. For the Tigers it will be their second consecutive Victory Bowl. In 2010 Campbellsville traveled to North Greenville University (SC) and lost 42-16. Visit the official 2011 Victory Bowl home page here for ticket prices and location information.

11.12.2011

Panthers Go Marching Over Saints, 41-17

Under the bright lights and cold wind of Clark Swisher Field in Aberdeen, SD, the 2011 regular season ended with the Panthers catching the snap and taking an knee. The Greenville College Panthers (7-3, 7-2 UMAC) drove over 14 hours for their seventh victory of the season. The first year Presentation College Saints (3-7, 3-6 UMAC) could not handle the speed and strength of the Panthers falling 41-17.

It was the Panther defense that set the tone for the entire game. The first quarter saw two interceptions and one fumble recovery by the Greenville defense. A SO K Josh Frewin (Payson, AZ) 23 yard FG and a 16 yard JR RB Bobby Hughley (New York, NY) touchdown run gave the Panthers a 10-7 lead after one quarter.

The second quarter saw the Panthers explode offensively. Hughley started the Panther second quarter scoring with a 3 yard touchdown run. SO QB Brendan Chambers (San Clements, CA) followed suit with his own 18 yard touchdown run, his first of the day. The last touchdown of the quarter came from a 79 yard pass from Chambers to SR TE Demontrez Simington. A late Saints field goal gave the Panthers a 31-10 halftime lead.



After a quiet third quarter the Panthers held on to a 31-17 lead. This was until Frewin's 36 yard field goal. The final score came when FR WR Tre' Lewis (Beleville, IL) took the pitch for 31 yards into the end zone.

The Panthers would finish with 522 yards of total offense. Hughey finished the game with 27 rushes for 127 yards and 2 touchdowns. Chambers was 9-16 for 126 and a touchdown, while running the ball 9 times for 81 yards and a touchdown.

The Panther defense forced seven Saint turnovers during the game and held the offense to 55 yards rushing.  SR Safety John Smith (Aurora, IL) had 2 interceptions on the day to complement his 4 tackles. It was SO LB Tyler Penn (Richmond, IN)who led the Panther defense with 8 tackles and 1 sack. SR LB Kiso Faletufuga (San Diego, CA), SO CB Anthony Everett (Chicago, IL) and FR CB Jamethis Blackshire (Shreveport, LA) all intercepted Presentation passes.
 
Greenville finishes the regular season on a seven game winning streak. The Panthers have placed themselves in a good position for a National Christian College Athletics Association (NCCAA) Victory Bowl game next Saturday. The official announcement will be made Monday.



11.11.2011

Game Notes: Greenville vs Presentation

Game: Greenville College (6-3, 5-2 UMAC) vs Presentation College (MN) (3-6, 3-5 UMAC)

Date: Saturday November 12th, 2011 Kickoff: 7:00 p.m. CDT at Clark Swisher Field (Abdereen, SD)

Radio: WGRN 89.5 FM, wgrn.net

Twitter: @EMAPfootball

Streaming Video: http://www.ustream.tv/channel/pcsaints-athletics

Series: 0-0- This is the first meeting between the Panthers and the Saints.

Coaches: Greenville – Ordell Walker is entering his second year as head coach. Coach Walker, who served as assistant head coach from 2004-09, has been a member of Greenville's coaching staff since 2003. In Walker’s first year as head coach Greenville posted a record of 7-3, won the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference and was named UMAC Coach of the Year.

Presentation–Andy Carr is in 1st season as head coach of the Saints. Coach Carr leads the Saints in their inaugural season. Before Presentation Coach Carr was the Assistant Head Football Coach, Run Game Coordinator, and Offensive Line Coach for Southwest Minnesota State University in Marshall, MN.

2010 Season Records: Greenville 7-3 (6-0 UMAC), Presentation N/A

Greenville Notes – The Panthers enter their final game of the season riding a 6 game winning streak. After three quarters last week it looked like the Panthers would fall to Northwestern (MN). A 27 point 4th quarter by the Panthers ensured their fourth straight winning season.

Presentation Notes – The Saints look to finish the 2011 regular season on a high note. They are currently in the middle of a 3 game losing streak. Last week the Saints traveled to Fulton, MO and battled the Westminster (MO) Blue Jays. The Saints couldn't finish the game and fell 17-10.

11.10.2011

Week 10 Preview

11.08.2011

Dome Day 2011 Highlights

11.07.2011

Post Game Northwestern (MN)

11.05.2011

Comeback City Population: Panthers

With one quarter to play the Panthers faced a 23 point deficit. The situation looked bleak and it seemed that this 2011 Senior Day would end in defeat. Unfortunately for the Northwestern Eagles (6-4, 6-3 UMAC) 23 points was not enough to slay the mighty Panthers. Greenville College (6-3, 6-2 UMAC) scored all of their points in the 4th quarter to defeate the Eagles 27-23.

It was the visiting Eagles who struck first on Senior Day. Northwestern scored 16 points on four Panther turnovers in the 1st quarter. This included a muffed punt that led to a safety. The Panther offense continued to be silent in the second quarter. The Eagles managed the only score in the 2nd quarter after a 96 yard drive. It would be the last time a Eagle landed in the end zone.

The Panther defense rallied in the third quarter shuting out Northwestern. Unforuntuently the Eagles kept pace and kept the Panthers from changing the scoreboard. At the end of the 3rd quarter Greenville was looking down the barrel of a 23 point gun.

The historic Panther comeback began with a 21 play 98 yard drive that ended with a 3 yard touchdown run by JR RB Anthony Moore (Troup, TX). The next touchdown drive was shorter but just as important. SO QB Brendan Chambers (San Clemente, CA) capped a 4 play 42 yard drive with a 30 yard touchdown scamper, making the score 23-13

After the Panther defense forced the eighth Eagles punt of the game, Greenville took over at their own 37 yard line. On the 9th play of the drive Chambers hit FR WR Tre Lewis (Belleville, IL) for a 24 yard touchdown. That cut the Eagles lead to 3 with 5:04 left to play.

One first down and 82 seconds later the Greenville defense forced another Northwestern punt. Chambers and the Greenville offense took over at their own 24 yard line, down 3 with 3:42 left. The Panthers looked confident as they drove the 76 yards, ending in a SO RB Immannuel Gamble (St. Louis, MO) 5 yard touchdown run. Greenville took their first lead of the day, 27-23 with 1:04 left.

The Eagles took one more shot at the win only to be intercepted by SO CB Anthony Everett (Chicago, IL). The Panthers took a knee and celebrated their sixth win of the season.

Chambers finished the day 19 of 31 passing for 251 and 1 touchdown. He also rushed for 50 yards on 15 attempts and 1 touchdown. SR WR Ryan Boezeman (Dmott, IN) had a carear day pulling down 12 receptions for 160 yards. Gamble led the team in rushing with 108 yards.

The Panther defense was led by SO LB Cody Lopez (Bonita, CA) who had 10 tackles, 1.5 tackles for loss and a half a sack. In addition to his INT Everett had 5.5 tackles

Next week is the final regular season game for the Panthers. They will travel to Aberdeen, South Dakota to take on first year program Presentation College (3-6, 3-5 UMAC). Kickoff is at 7PM.

Game Notes: Greenville vs Northwestern


Game: Greenville College (5-3, 4-2 UMAC) vs Northwestern College (MN) (6-3, 6-2 UMAC)

Date: Saturday November 5th, 2011 Kickoff: 1:00 p.m. CDT at Francis Field (Greenville, IL)

Radio: WGRN 89.5 FM, wgrn.net

Twitter: @EMAPfootball

Streaming Video: www.PanthersTV.com

Series: 1-1- The last meeting Greenville won 26-20 in the 2009 UMAC Dome Day game.

Coaches: Greenville – Ordell Walker is entering his second year as head coach. Coach Walker, who served as assistant head coach from 2004-09, has been a member of Greenville's coaching staff since 2003. In Walker’s first year as head coach Greenville posted a record of 7-3, won the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference and was named UMAC Coach of the Year.

Northwestern–Kirk Talley is in his 10th year leading the Eagle football program hOver the course of Talley's eight seasons at the helm of Northwestern football, the Eagles have recorded a 66-26 (.717) overall record, 48-4 (.923) conference mark, and appeared in the National Christian College Athletic Association (NCCAA) Victory Bowl in 2002, 2004, 2005 and 2008, winning the bowl game in 2008.

2010 Season Records: Greenville 7-3 (6-0 UMAC), Northwestern 1-8 (1-5 UMAC)

Greenville Notes – The Panthers will celebrate the 2011 senior class Saturday during the final home game of the season. The Panthers are coming of a impressive win at Dome Day defeating Minnesota-Morris 59-14. Greenville has won five straight games scoring at least 36 points in each game. Currently ranked 3rd in the NCCAA rankings, the Panthers need a win to keep their Victory Bowl hopes alive.

Northwestern Notes – The Eagles look to finish the 2011 regular season on a high note. They are currenlt riding a three game winning streak and have won 6 of their last 7. Last week the Eagles dominated the Eureka College Red Devils in the Dome winning by a score of 53-14.

11.04.2011

Week 9 Preview

11.01.2011

Frewin and Chambers Earn UMAC Honors

Two members of the Greenville College Football team were recognized for their performances in the Metrodome on Saturday's win. SO K Josh Frewin (Payson, AZ) was named the UMAC Special Teams Player of the week and SO QB Brendan Chambers (San Clemente, CA) was named the UMAC Offensive Player of the Week.

Frewin was perfect kicking during the 59-14 win over Minnesota-Morris. He was 8 for 8 in PAT's and nailed his lone field goal attempt of the day from 31 yards out. Frewin's kickoffs were impressive as well netting a 55.5 yard average. This was Frewins first award this season.

Chambers secured his third UMAC Player of the Week award on Saturday. He had a team high 209 yards and three rushing touchdowns. Chambers also threw the ball for 109 yards.

You can catch these two along with the entire Panther squad this Saturday for their final home game of the season. Grenville will host Northwestern College (MN). Kickoff is at 1PM.

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