A team focused on the process of becoming great football players and even greater men, the Greenville College Panthers have found themselves undefeated thus far. Giving all the Glory to the Lord Jesus Christ, the Panthers have found this season to be one for the record books. In a season where overcoming adversity and stepping up to the challenge is prominent, the Greenville College Panthers continue to build their team chemistry and character by never quitting, never giving up hope and never ceasing to “find a way or make one” to get the job done.
Traveling to MacMurray and facing the Highlanders, the Panthers came out of the gates “Roaring” on Offense and making big plays on Defense. The Panthers were fired up early and throughout the game, taking every rep and every snap of the ball as an opportunity to “close the gap” of becoming a great football program. With the sideline cheering, the ball was kicked to start the game, and the brotherhood on this Greenville College Panther team locked in and focused on getting better as a unit Saturday against the Highlanders.
Rushing the ball for a net total of 414 yards, the Panther Offense found themselves in the end zone often throughout the game. In fact, the Panther’s scored a Touchdown 7 out of their first 8 drives. Greenville started the game with a 12-play 77-yard touchdown drive as sophomore running back Jacob Stull rushed in a 6 yard score. From there, the Panther’s never looked back. Veteran QB Brendan Chambers rushed in a 27-yard score as well as a 10-yard score, Zibeon Washington rushed in a 4 yard score and Shawn McKnight had a 23-yard TD reception thrown by Chambers. Overall, the Panthers put up an impressive 55 points on the scoreboard!
As a total, Brendan Chambers threw for 75 yards and rushed for 116 yards with 4 Touchdowns. Running back Jacob Stull had a total of 135 yards and one TD, Running-back Zibeon Washington had a total of 65 yards and one TD, and freshman Running-back Carson Guzman had a total of 56 yards with one TD.
Shawn McKnight had a total of 64 yards with one TD, 43 of which yards came through receptions. Nicholas Newton had 2 receptions for an average of 8.5 yards per catch and freshman John Dudley had one reception for 15 yards. Other contributors to the Panther Offense included QB Greg Schimke and freshman RB Jonathan Stark.
As the Panther Offense was rolling, executing plays, and scoring points, the Panther Defense came ready to play and once again made big time stops. Greenville College Panther Defensive Back Anthony Everett scored a Touchdown for the Panthers as he returned a 50-yard interception for a Touchdown early in the second half against the Highlanders. The Panthers also forced and recovered a fumble as well sacked MacMurray twice. MacMurray was also forced to turn the ball over on downs twice and forced punt 3 times due to Greenville’s Defense. MacMurray was also stopped to only 95 yards of rushing for the game.
Together, the Panthers put on an impressive performance against the Highlanders winning 55 to 30 and improving their record to 6-0. Next week, the Panthers will play their homecoming game as the opponents of last year’s Victory Bowl, the Northwestern Eagles. Be sure to come and cheer on the Panthers as they prepare and will play yet another game in the UMAC Conference this 2013 season.