9.30.2013

Greenville Wins Again!

The Greenville College Panthers played a great game this week when they faced off against the Martin Luther Knights from Minnesota. The Panthers hosted the Knights on the College’s “family day” (a day on campus where parents and siblings come to visit their children). With the largest crowd at Greenville this year, the Panthers did not disappoint. Scoring in every quarter and limiting the opposing team to only 6 points, the Panthers won with an impressive 50-point spread!
The ball went to the Greenville College Panthers in the opening kickoff and the Panthers marched right down the field on the first drive. In 9 plays, the Panthers found themselves in the end zone when Senior QB Brendan Chambers connected with Junior Tight-End Nathan Butler for a 32-yard touchdown pass. The scoring threat did not stop there as the Panther defense forced Martin Luther to punt, which gave the ball right back to the Panther Offense. Rushing the ball 10 times in their 2nd drive, the Panthers scored yet another touchdown and were up 14-0. Running Back Shawn McKnight was credited with the touchdown as he had a 3-yard run into Martin Luther’s end zone. As the first quarter ended in favor of the Panthers 14-0, the hard hitting and playmaking defense of the Panthers stepped up once again and caused a turnover on downs from Martin Luther in the 2nd quarter. On the Panther’s 3rd drive of the game, Sophomore Running Back Jacob Stull punched in the Panther’s 3rd touchdown when he rumbled in a bruising 2-yard touchdown.
 Martin Luther scored their only points of the game with 6:30 left to play in the half and shortened the deficit to 21-6. Yet, the ferocious Panthers answered right back as Senior Quarter Back Brendan Chambers accurately completed a 23-yard pass to Shawn McKnight resulting in a touchdown.  The final score of the second quarter gave the Panthers a 28-6 lead heading into half time.
Halftime ended as the fans got to watch Greenville 2nd half.   Freshman Running Back Carson Guzman had an impressive performance as he picked up the team’s biggest gain of the day, caught a touchdown, and ran for another touchdown.  The Panthers were up 56-6 but the defense did not let up. The Panther defense forced a fumble after Guzman’s 11- yard touchdown run in the 4th quarter and gave the ball right back to the offense. The Panther defense came through all day as they smelled fear from Martin Luther early in the 1st quarter and never eased up forcing the Knights to fumble twice. Both forced fumbles came in the 2nd half and were recovered by Seniors Bryce Wright and Josh Enloe.

Greenville's band and dance team perform during “family day” and the Panthers once again took the field and picked up right where they left off. Quarter Back Brendan Chambers ran for 2 more touchdowns and the Panther’s defense shutout the Knights in the 2
 The Panthers finished their “family day” home game against the Martin Luther Knights with a final score of 56-6 and are now 4-0 on the season and 3-0 in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference. The Panthers were rolling Saturday and showed once again how dynamic of a unit they are!  Next week they travel to Minnesota to face off against the Crown College Storm.  
Be sure to tune into the live game-cast offered by Greenville College by going to emapnation.com and finding the live game-cast link.


Go Panthers! 

9.25.2013

Player of the Week

Congratulations to Josh Frewin for being named UMAC Special Teams Player of the Week. Kicker Josh Frewin made all four extra points attempts, including the game winner with 30 seconds left. He also had four punts averaging 43 yards per punt.


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9.23.2013

WHAT A GAME!

If you missed the matchup between previously unbeaten UMAC Conference opponents Greenville and Eureka, then you missed yet another dramatic finish for the Panthers.  A hard fought game with an active 4th quarter will go down in everybody’s memory.



The Greenville College Panthers came into Eureka expecting a hard-hitting game, as Eureka has always been a tough opponent while this year also having home field advantage. The Panthers started the game down 13-0 but never gave in. Setting up their offense and finding their groove on defense, the Panthers went up 14-13. Transfer running back Zibeon Washington scored twice with a bruising 29-yard touchdown run and another 26-yard touchdown run in the 2nd quarter. As the Panthers scored, the Red Devils were shutout for two consecutive quarters by the Panther defense. Brendan Chambers, senior quarterback for the Panthers, opened the 2nd half up with an explosive 63 yard touchdown run and the Panthers were up 21-13. The Red Devils battled backed and scored two of their own touchdowns but their missed extra point from the 1st quarter only put them up by 6. With 5:36 left in the game, the Panthers looked to be floundering in their own mistakes with a personal foul that set up 2nd and 23 deep in their own territory.  After an incomplete pass, quarterback Brendan Chambers had to scramble out of the pocket on 3rd down to connect with running back Shawn McKnight for a 29-yard catch that moved the chains for a 1st down! The drive continued as the clock slowly counted down the last few minutes of the 4th quarter. The Panthers needed a score to “close the gap” on Eureka’s 6-point lead. Faced with a 4th and 1 on the 50 yard line, the Panthers once again overcame adversity on this “must score” drive and converted the 4th down with a 5-yard run by sophomore running back Jacob Stull. The very next play tested the Panthers once again as an illegal motion penalty was charged against Greenville and pushed them back 5yards.  After an unsuccessful run on 1st down, the Panthers faced a 2nd and 17, but once again, with the will to never quit, the Panthers captured the first down with an 11yard run on 2nd down and a 15 yard pass on 3rd down. With 42 seconds left on the clock, the Panthers found themselves in Eureka’s end zone from a 1-yard touchdown rush by Jacob Stull. This heroic 4th quarter drive put the Panthers up 28-27 with 30 seconds left on the clock but Eureka was not going down without a fight. With the home crowd on their side and a quarterback who threw for 329 yards on the day, the Eureka Red Devils had hopes to win this game. Completing 3 quick passes to get the ball to the Greenville 42, the Red Devils had 1 second left on the clock to launch a Hail Mary pass into the end zone. The ball floated through the air toward both Panther and Red Devil players and was picked off by the Greenville College Panthers Defense! But wait … a pass interference penalty on the Panthers would keep the game going.  The referees moved the ball up 15 yards, putting Eureka on Greenville’s 28.  With their untimed down, the Red Devils decided to send kicker Tyler Winders onto the field to win the game.  Following suit of their sideline chant: “So what!” the Panthers prepared to pin their ears back and rush the kick.  Finding a hole in Eureka’s field goal unit, Ralph Regalado blew through and blocked the 45-yard attempt.  Recovering the loose ball, the Panthers secured their third win of the season.


Next week, the Panthers face Martin Luther College here in Greenville Illinois. Be sure to come watch these Greenville College Panthers play at 1 o’clock on Saturday, September 28th.  GO PANTHERS!

9.18.2013

UMAC Players of the Week


OFFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
QB Brendan Chambers, Greenville College
Chambers rushed for over 100 yards and two touchdowns and also threw for two touchdowns and over 180 passing yards leading the offense to a 56 point outburst.


DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK
DB Richard Wilburn, Greenville College
Richard had two interceptions on Saturday including a pick six which sealed the game for Greenville in the fourth quarter. 

9.16.2013

Greenville College vs. Minnesota Morris Recap

GREENVILLE COLLEGE WINS AGAIN!

The Greenville College Panthers played their home opener today against the Minnesota Morris Cougars and won with a final score of 56-27! The Panther Offense was once again clicking and the Panther defense was making momentum-swinging plays.  Yet, the Panthers, at times, were seemingly fighting against themselves racking up 7 penalties for 116 yards.  GC had to look to their motto of  “find a way or make one,” to get the job done!
RUSHING
ATT
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
17
132
7.8
23
2
20
82
4.1
14
1
5
68
13.6
46
2
10
50
5.0
25
0
4
33
8.2
20
0

PASSING
C-A
YDS
TD
INT
11-22
183
2
0
1-1
2
0
0

RECEIVING
NO
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
2
76
38.0
45
1
4
68
17.0
27
1
2
16
8.0
19
0
2
9
4.5
7
0
1
8
8.0
8
0
1
8
8.0
8
0
An impressive 550 yards of offense and 251 yards on special teams combined to total 801 yards gained against the Minnesota Morris Cougars. Not only did the offense and special teams shine, but when the Panther Defense took the field, they picked up where they left off last week and continued to attack the ball.  Morris was forced to punt the ball 4 times, along with giving up three interceptions. Inside the box, the Panther Defense was also getting work done, playing ferociously only allowing 95 yards on the ground.  Within the first two games, the Panthers have shown that on all cylinders, they are a force to be reckoned with in the UMAC.
KICKOFF RETURNS
NO
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
5
122
24.4
34
0

PUNT RETURNS
NO
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
1
0
0.0
0
0

INTERCEPTION RETURNS
NO
YDS
AVG
LG
TD
2
90
45.0
60
1
1
39
39.0
39
0
After a fast start that began with a Chambers to Butler 18 yard touchdown connection on the opening series of the game, the Panthers sputtered and soon found themselves down 12-7.  Fearlessly, Greenville responded by reeling off 3 unanswered touchdowns in the second quarter.  Following quite a showing against Millikin catching the ball, senior Running Back Shawn McKnight did his part to pick up the team as he scampered down the away team sideline for a 46-yard touchdown to put the Panthers back ahead 14-12.  Sophomore Running Back Jacob Stull followed suit as he found pay dirt with an 11 yard run.  Quarterback Brendan Chambers repeatedly stepped up to the plate in tough situations, scrambling to his right to find Wide Receiver Nick Newton deep in the back of the end zone for an amazing 45-yard completion.  Up 28-12 with 1:00 minute left in the first half, Greenville was rolling until Minnesota Morris shocked the crowd and ran the ensuing kickoff return back for a 95-yard score.  Morris successfully gained more momentum by converting their 2-point attempt.
Yet, the Panthers “accepted the challenge” and responded to the kickoff return from Minnesota Morris by intercepting the Cougar’s first two drives in the second half. The Panther Offense did their part in answering the call with two touchdowns, both of which, not surprisingly were on the ground.  The first of these came when Chambers kept it in his hands and ran in from 23 yards out, while the second score was a product of McKnight from 6-yards out.
In the fourth quarter, the Greenville College Panthers, “closed the gap” by only allowing Minnesota Morris 7 points, the only points Morris had in the second half.  The defense matched Morris’ scoring in the second half as freshman Defensive Back Richard Wilburn ran back an interception 60-yards for another Panther touchdown! 

Next week, the Panthers travel to play the Red Devils of Eureka College!  If you can’t make it out to the game, be sure to support EMAP Nation by tuning in for the live game cast to catch all the action by your Greenville College Panthers!

Pictures Credited to: Avery Marie Photography

9.11.2013

Ask and You Will Receive!


Ok, so tomorrow all UMAC head coaches are scheduled to participate, in a live online chat Thursday September 12 at 12 PM.  So if you have ever wanted to ask Coach Schomaker, or any other head coach in our conference a question.  Tomorrow is your chance!  Make sure to take advantage of this opportunity.  The link below will take you to the live online chat tomorrow.



http://umacathletics.com/news/2013/9/5/GEN_0905132946.aspx


9.10.2013

Accepting The Challenge Write-Up


The Greenville College Panther’s high-scoring offense and play making defense came together in their season opener against the Milikin Big Blue. The Panther Offense scored in just 2:17 on their very first drive of the season as they marched down 65 yards led by sophomore Running Back Jacob Stull, who punched in a 9 yard TD run deep in Millikin’s Red Zone. As Joseph Plank hit the PAT, the Panthers established an early 7-0 lead.

The Millikin Big Blue rallied to put themselves up 21-7 until the senior veterans on the Panther squad took over and outscored the Big Blue with 5 unanswered touchdowns.

Led by the veteran 
Quarterback Brendan Chambers and senior Running Back Shawn McKnight, the Pantherbegan turning the tide. Chambers had an outstanding 63 yard touchdown run that shifted momentum back to the Panthers. Following that run, Chambers was credited with another TD where he recovered a loose ball in the end zone.  Chambers continued to take over the game, connecting with McKnight for the Panthers fourth TD of the game and first passing TD of the season. Running Back Zibeon Washington contributed to this spurt of high-efficiency offense as he scored on 21-yard TD runstraight up the gut where the Offensive Line left him seemingly untouched.  

The opportunistic and hard-hitting Panthers defense forced Milikin to punt 4 times, sacked Milikin for a loss of 6 yards, caused 3 fumbles and intercepted the ball in a crucial part of the game. With a combination of ball-hawking defense and high scoring offense, the Panthers will be hard to beat.

In the 4th quarter Milikin University managed to tie the game up at 41-41. With just over 1:30 to play, the Panthers took the field and within 5 plays took back the lead.  That drive gave the Panthers a 7-point lead that would put the game out of reach with 37 seconds left on the clockThe 66-yard game deciding touchdown was again a Chambers, McKnight connection and the Panther defense finished the job stopping the Big Blue. The Panthers won with a final score of 48-41.
Next week, the Panthers will be playing at home against Minnesota Morris.


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