GC "youthful" in All-Conference Selections

GREENVILLE – The Panthers had another strong showing this season finishing with a 7-3 record overall and a 7-2 mark in the Upper Midwest Athletic Conference.  After losing twenty-one seniors to graduation following the 2014 season, a host of young Panthers along with a handful of veterans led the way in the UMAC All-Conference voting.  Under the direction of head coach Robbie Schomaker, the Panthers pulled in a total of nine UMAC All-Conference awards.

Greenville had six First Team athletes in junior linebacker Joey Silva, freshman running back Nathan Callaway (Biggs HS, CA), sophomore offensive lineman Justin Moore (South Anchorage HS, AK), senior offensive lineman Hunter Rone (Benton HS, IL), sophomore defensive lineman Lincoln Johnson (Nikiski HS, AK), and sophomore defensive back Cory Snyder (Jerseyville HS, IL).

Named to the Second Team were senior offensive lineman Joe Schoepf (River Ridge HS, FL), senior kicker Josh Morgan (Greenville HS, IL), sophomore outside linebacker Nick Morrow (Huntsville HS, AL), and freshman punt returner Sam Northey (Birdville HS, TX). 

Senior wide receiver Nathan Butler (West Frankfort HS, IL) was the sole Greenville recipient of the UMAC Sportsmanship Award.

This marks Nathan Callaway’s first of what may be many appearances on the UMAC All-Conference list.  He was the leading rusher in the UMAC with 117ypg and finished second in touchdowns with fourteen. 

Hunter Rone, Joe Schoepf and Justin Moore paved the way on the offensive line to bolster a potent rushing attack that finished first in the UMAC and third in the nation averaging 330.9 yards per game.  The trio makes up three fifths of a total offensive attack that ranked first in the UMAC and 25th in the nation averaging  467 yards per game.  Rone boasts his second UMAC all conference award while amassing fifty-five knockdowns on the season.  Schoepf is also receiving his second UMAC All Conference award after totaling thirty-two knockdowns.  This award was the first of hopefully many for Justin Moore who totaled the highest number of knockdowns for the entire Panther offense putting an impressive eighty-one defenders on their backs against their will.

Joey Silva led the conference in tackles for loss with 18, and sacks with 6.5 and is receiving his first All-Conference award.

Lincoln Johnson had 25 total tackles including 2.5 tackles for loss, 3 sacks and 2 fumble recoveries.  He is receiving his first All-Conference award.

Cory Snyder was the second leading tackler for the Panthers.  His 55 total tackles, 2 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 1 fumble recovery, 1 interception and 5 pass breakups provided a lot of consistency in the defensive backfield.  This is his first UMAC award.

Nick Morrow led the team in tackles with 65.  That included 2 sacks, 12 tackles for loss, 1 forced fumble, 2 fumble recoveries, 1 interception and 2 touchdowns.  This is his first award.
Josh Morgan was 5/6 on field goals and was accurate on extra points 87% of the time.  He is receiving his first UMAC award.

Sam Northey was amassing yards and points quickly throughout the season before a knee injury sidelined him for the last third of the season.  His early season performance was still strong enough to earn him a special teams return specialist UMAC All-Conference award.  Northey had 108 yards per game of all-purpose yards and found his way into the end zone 8 times this season.  This was the first UMAC award he has received.

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