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November 1, 2013

Greenville Lions face Denison in final home game

GREENVILLE —   Greenville’s Lions will recognize their seniors and then try to slow down the Denison Yellow Jackets during tonight’s home football finale.

  The kickoff is set for 7:30 at T.A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium.

  The Lions will introduce the seniors and their parents in pre-game ceremonies.

At 0-8 for the season and 0-5 in district play, Greenville is out of the running for a playoff spot in District 13-4A.

  Denison, 5-3 and 4-1, is tied for first place in 13-4A with Wylie East. Lucas Lovejoy, McKinney North and Wylie are all tied for third at 3-2. A victory over the Lions would keep the Yellow Jackets in the running for a district title and secure them one of the district’s four playoff berths.

  “They’re right in the thick of things,” said Lions coach Marvin Sedberry. “Yeah, they have all the reason in the world to play hard.”

  Denison has beaten Wylie East (47-46), Sherman (42-24), Royse City (34-10) and Wylie (35-27) in district play and lost 56-42 to Lovejoy.

  The Yellow Jackets rushed for 412 yards and threw for 50 in the victory on Friday night over Wylie.

  “They are good at running the football,” said Sedberry. “They’ve got good speed at running back and   good speed at quarterback.”

  Devon Blanton, Denison’s quarterback, rushed for 160 yards and three touchdowns on 22 carries against Wylie, scoring on runs of 3, 13 and 7 yards and was 6-of-12 passing for 50 yards, including a 28-yard touchdown pass to Jaleel Dade.

  Denard Whitfield led the Denison rushers with 180 yards on 26 carries. Whitfield scored on a 4-yard run. However, Whitfield has been sideline for the rest of the season for breaking team rules, according to a report in the Herald-Democrat.

  Greenville dropped its last game 45-7 to McKinney North on Friday night. McKinney North stacked up 449 total yards, including 344 yards rushing. Bulldog running back Ronald Jones dashed for 217 yards on 22 carries, scoring on bursts of 33, 16 and 30 yards.

  Quarterback Ben Dutze also ran for a 4-yard touchdown and threw for scores of 25 and 47 yards.

  Quarterback Treveon Heard scored the Lions’ only touchdown in the second quarter on a 20-yard run as Greenville finished with 152 total yards of offense. The Lions lost two fumbles and an interception. McKinney North did not lose a turnover.

  “We’ll play one play and the kids do exactly what they’re supposed to do,” said Sedberry. “Then you get some who want to do it their own way. That’s why we’re still struggling, getting that consistency, the intensity of playing every play and doing what you’ve got to do.”

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