“I think if we can product some points it should be a good game,” said Lions coach Marvin Sedberry. “Our offense will have to score some points. I think it’s a good match.”
Wylie’s averaging 28.4 points and 321.6 yards per game, compared to 9.2 points and 181.2 yards per game for the Lions.
However, Wylie’s been giving up an average of 38.4 points, which is why the Pirates are 0-5 for the season. They’s also lost 21-14 to Mesquite Poteet, 34-33 to West Mesquite and 44-36 to Sachse.
“They throw the ball quite a bit,” said Sedberry. “Offensively, they can put points on the board.”
Wylie’s sophomore quarterback Carson Cook is 82-of-155 passing for 914 yards, seven touchdowns and two interceptions. Cook threw for 304 yards and three touchdowns in the Pirates’ loss last week. He was 27-of-52.
Kalen Winkler led the Pirate receivers with 12 catches for 139 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Winkler’s caught 34 passes for the 410 yards and five touchdowns this season.
Leland Dotson is Wylie’s second-leading receiver with 23 catches for 186 yards and one TD. Dotson is also the team’s leading rusher with 185 yards and one score on 34 carries.
Greenville managed 248 total yards in last week’s game, including 226 rushing.
Quarterback Marquist Davis led the Lions last week with 100 yards on 19 carries and was 2-of-7 passing for 16 yards. Davis now has 315 yards rushing for the season and is 23-of-45 passing for 147 yards.
Sophomore Tavoris Anderson, who was promoted from the junior varsity, scored on two of his first four varsity carries for the Lions last week. Anderson rushed for touchdowns of 12 and 40 yards to finish with 76 yards on 10 carries.
Tyler Matthews also rushed for 46 yards on nine carries.
Michael Hernandez tops the Lions’ receivers with eight catches for 55 yards and Neftali Vargas has five catches for 21 yards.
This game at Wylie ISD Stadium should help the Lions feel more comfortable in their surroundings in their next game. They also play next week at Wylie ISD against Wylie East.
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL
All-star basketball games set for Saturday night in Greenville
Last year Greenville senior Dartannon Wilson took advantage of the home court with 34 points to lead all scorers at the first annual Chicken Express all-star basketball game.
Wilson helped the North to a 114-85 victory over the South in a fast-paced boys game. Wilson, who was 15-of-20 from the field including a couple of dunks, also pulled down 12 rebounds and handed out four assists to secure most valuable player honors.
The second annual event is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Greenville High School. The girls game tips off first, with the boys event to follow.
Sherman spoils Lady Lions season finale
The Greenville Lady Lions finished their District 13-4A softball season at home on Friday with a 9-2 loss to the Sherman Lady Bearcats.
Greenville honored senior players Ali Threndyle, Megan Shaw, Tayler Cordova and Katie McMurray in pre-game ceremonies.
Greenville catcher Justin Koger signs with Arkansas-Little Rock
A switch in positions has helped Greenville senior baseball player Justin Koger advance his career.
Koger, who has signed a letter of intent with the University of Arkansa at Little Rock, began his baseball career with the Greenville Lions as a shortstop, pitcher and third baseman.
Players protest return of fired Minnesota coach
The University of Minnesota-Mankato football team Wednesday boycotted the fired head coach who won his job back in an arbitrator’s ruling last week, nearly two years after fighting accusations of child pornography and other misconduct.
No. 19 state-ranked Lone Oak claims regular season finale
The 19th state-ranked Lone Oak Lady Buffaloes added to their nine-game winning streak by shutting out Quitman 9-0 in District 14-2A softball on Tuesday.
Freshman pitcher Mariah Nichols got the win, striking out 14 while only walking two in a two-hitter to wrap up the regular season.
Lady Lions earn all-district soccer honors
Brinkley Henson, Greenville’s top goal scorer, also earned top honors for the Lady Lions on the All-District 19-4A soccer team.
Quirl, Godwin earn top honors in All-District 15-A basketball
Wolfe City’s high-scoring post player Colten Quirl earned top honors on the All-District 15-A basketball team.
McKinney North shuts out Lady Lions
Celeste Verdelivo shut down Greenville on one hit as McKinney North claimed a 12-0 District 13-4A softball victory over the Lady Lions on Friday.
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Big win for college coach wrongly accused of child porn
An emotional saga that began with a child pornography accusation 18 months ago ended in final victory Thursday for the ex-football coach of Minnesota State University-Mankato who was fired even though the charges against him were found groundless and dismissed.
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