It's an Even Split! Greenville Represented by Three Players on Each Side of the Ball

On Wednesday, the UMAC (Upper Midwest Athletic Conference) announced this year's all conference teams and player of the year awards. Greenville had an even split of three panthers on each side of the ball.

Robert Deering (Osceola, IN) a Sr. linebacker was elected (1st) first-team all conference. Robert had an extremely productive year for the panthers, leading the conference in solo tackles (65), tackles per game (12.0) and total tackles (120). Robert was also given the sportsmanship award for Greenville College. His motor and effort will be missed next season.

Joey Silva (Princeton, CA) a Sr. defensive end/ line backer was elected (1st)  first-team all conference at the defensive line position. Joey was second in the conference with eight (8) sacks while also totaling forty-two (42) sack yards on the season. Joey also was third in the conference in tackles for loss this season. Joey’s motor and passion became a sparkplug for the 2015 team.

Nick Morrow (Huntsville, AL) a Jr. safety was the final defensive panther elected (1st) first-team all conference. Nick was ninth (9th) in the conference with forty-eight (48) tackles and was fourth (4th) in tackles for loss with fifteen (15). Nick’s closing speed and explosiveness made him a threat in both run and pass defense. Nick will be back next season to bring havoc to opposing offenses. 

Transitioning to the offensive side of the ball, Hamid Camara (Bakersfield, CA) a Jr. running back was elected first-team all conference.  Hamid was second in the conference with one thousand and one (1,001) yards rushing and totaled nine (9) rushing touchdowns on the season. His explosiveness in-between the tackles and ability to break tackles in the open field was essential to the Panthers’ run game.

Andres Flores (Stockton, CA) a Jr. offensive tackle was also elected (1st) first-team all conference. This season was Andres’ third year of varsity experience and it showed on the field. Andres led the team in knockdowns and created great movement in short yardage situations. Andres will be back next year to lead the Panthers’ OL.

Lastly, Corbin Quinonez (Tulare, CA) a Jr. tight end, was elected second (2nd) team all conference. Corbin’s ability to catch the ball downfield while also blocking inside the tackle box allowed the offense to be more balanced this season. Corbin caught twenty-four (24) passes this season and averaged eleven point six (11.6) yards per catch. Corbin will also be back for next season.

Congratulations to our All-conference players on an outstanding season!


Closing The Potential Performance Gap One Game at A Time

This past Saturday, Greenville fell short of a fourth quarter comeback against the University of Northwestern 21-19. Greenville trailed at the end of the first half 21-0, but made a valiant effort to capture the first home victory of the season. The team is playing some of the best football it has played all season, but the challenge still lies in the ability to play a complete game with focus, passion and energy. Coach Schomaker talks about the game in this short interview and also discusses the awesome opportunity to pray with the Eagles of UNW.

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