“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
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.
Hale, Himes lead Greenville tracksters
Carandall Hale repeated as the boys long jump champion and Savannah Himes took the girls discus title to lead Greenville High School on Wednesday’s opening day of the District 13-4A track and field championship.
Greenville's Lions finish third in 13-4A golf
Greenville’s Lions gave way to a very strong wind and to the Wylie Pirates while finishing third on Tuesday at the District 13-4A golf tournament.
The Lions entered the final round at Hurricane Creek Country Club with a four-shot lead over Wylie in the race for the second regional playoff berth. But the Lions lost ground to Wylie while batting wind gusts up to 44 miles per hour.
Greenville Lions rank second in district golf tourney
William Strickland fired a 78 to lead the Greenville Lions to second place in Monday’s opening round of the District 13-4A golf tournament at Hurricane Creek Country Club.
The Lions carded a 337 team score to trail only McKinney North (323) in the battle for two spots in the Region II-4A tournament. The final round is set for today.
Two Lions make 19-4A first team
Two Greenville Lions made the top team on the All-District 19-4A boys soccer squad.
Greenville senior Riley Cox and Lion junior Isaac Ramirez were selected to the first team.
Luis DeLeon and Douglas Gutierrez of Greenville made the second team.
Caddo Mills, Celeste claim district wins
The Caddo Mills Foxes and Celeste Lady Devils were among the winners in district baseball and softball games on Friday.
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