The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


September 2, 2013

GCS, Phoenix open season with big victories



GREENVILLE — Boles 59,

FW Lake Country 0

  FORT WORTH — The Boles Hornets captured their season football opener under new head coach Brad Peirson on Friday, blanking Fort Worth Lake Country Christian, 59-0.

Hornet running back Devan Harris rushed for more than 300 yards and five touchdowns, scoring on bursts of 25, 36, 45, 65 and 50 yards.

  Jayce Gibson also ran for 15 yards and Johnathan Lira raced 45 yards for another Boles touchdown.

  Josh Monroe also passed for a 15-yard touchdown pass to Ross Bostick.

  Harris booted three extra points and also passed to Bailey Isom and Avery Christensen for two-point conversions.

Greenville Phoenix 78,

Athens Christian 40

  TRINIDAD — Greenville Phoenix made Rich Gant a winner in his return as head coach with a 78-40 six-man football victory over Athens Christian Prep on Saturday.

  Marcus Thomas had a big game for the Firebirds, scoring on runs of 74, 24, 8, 35 and 43 yards and also scored on passes of 43 and 60 yards from Antwan Blakely. Thomas also recorded six tackles on defense and recovered two fumbles.

  Blakely rushed for a 6-yard touchdown and threw for two more scores of 10 and 27 yards to receivers   Alfred Osornio and Tyler Killian. Killian booted five conversion kicks. Blakely recorded seven  tackles on defense, plus had a sack and a fumble recovery.

Anthony Carrillo ran for a 2-yard touchdown and Jack Arsenio ran for a 3-yarder.

  Gant previously coached at Phoenix from 2006-9.

Community 34,

Leonard 29

  LEONARD — In a game that ended with incomplete pass in the end zone, the Community Braves defeated the Leonard Tigers 34-29 on Friday.

  Solomon Titus returned the opening kickoff 90 yards to give Leonard its first score. Dylan Monck ran for the two-point conversion to give the Tigers an 8-0 lead.

Leonard next traveled 60 yards for a score. Ryan Reid Nixon ran the ball 40 yards before Monck scored on a 2-yard run. Ty McKinney kicked the point-after to make the score 15-0 with 7:10 remaining in the first quarter.

  The Braves drove to the Tigers’ 20, but were stopped by Cash Wilkins, who llater eft the game with knee injury.

  The Braves’ Jordan Graham connected with Tay Madkins on a 12-yard pass for a score, but the point-after failed.

  Leonard’s Juan Martinez returned a Brave fumble for a score.  McKinney split the uprights to give Leonard a 22-6 lead.

  The third quarter belonged to the Braves as they hit paydirt three times.

Graham sailed a 57-yard scoring strike to Collin Croft and Reno Deutsch completed a two point conversion to bring the score 22-14.

  The Braves’ next two scores came when Collin Croft ran 16 yards to the end zone, followed by a Reno Deutsch run from three yards. The Braves led 28-22 at the end of the third period.

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