“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
Greenville Lions' coaching staff lineup changes
Each summer the Greenville Lions’ coaching staff goes through a transition phase as some coaches move on to other schools and new coaches are hired to take their place.
This summer is no exception. There’s changes in the coaching staffs for the boys and girls programs that’ll involve the football, volleyball, boys soccer, powerlifting and softball teams.
Hail to the winner of three medals at Transplant Games
His nickname in Greenville is “Pee Wee,” but Oliver Hale is a big man on the tennis court and in the kitchen.
Hale, who is a 1971 graduate of Greenville High School, won three medals at the 2014 Transplant Games of America recently in Houston while competing in the 60-and-over age category. He won a gold medal in men’s doubles, a silver in men’s singles and a bronze in mixed doubles along with playing partner Irena Bucci.
Free youth football camp planned
Second year Texas A&M University – Commerce Head Coach Colby Carthel and his coaching staff will be the directors of a free A&M Commerce Youth Football Camp.
Officially for the record
Two former Greenville schools are now officially recognized for their accomplishments in sports through new signage at the T. A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium.
LeBron: I'm heading back to Cleveland
Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio.
Commerce to host Dixie Softball tournament
The city of Commerce has partnered with the Dixie Softball to host the Darlings and the Debs Softball State Tournament at the Eddie Moore Sports Complex again this year.
Coach Steve Guffey touched many lives
Steve Guffey was a true sportsman in every sense of the word.
Guffey, who died on Saturday at the age of 50, was a standout athlete and coach, who was also an avid golfer, angler and hunter. He was an educator. teacher, mentor and a friend to many who’ve been paying their tributes online and at candlelight vigils on Sunday in Ladonia and on Monday in Campbell. Guffey’s memorial service is set for 2 p.m. Wednesday in the Campbell High School gymnasium, where he coached the Lady Indians’ basketball team the past 12 years.
A&M-Commerce hires Burton as women’s basketball coach
Lion women’s basketball experienced a homecoming of sorts on April when athletics director Ryan Ivey announced Jason Burton as the eighth women’s basketball coach in program history.
Lone Oak, Caddo Mills softball players make all-state team
Two players from Lone Oak and one from Caddo Mills earned second-team honors on the Texas Sports Writers Association’s Class 2A all-state softball team.
Former Baylor golfers win Monster Ball golf tourney
Baylor University was well-represented at the third annual Craig Bowers Memorial Monster Ball golf tournament this weekend in Greenville.
Two teams composed of former Baylor golfers finished first and second after 36 holes at Wright Park Municipal and Oak Creek Country Club.
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