The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX


November 2, 2012

Greenville Lions seeking victory at Denison


GREENVILLE —   This time last year the Greenville Lions barely missed breaking a long losing streak as they fell 28-24 at Denison.

  The Lions will again try to break into the win column against the Yellow Jackets in a 7:30 p.m. rematch at Munson Stadium in Denson.

  Just as in last year’s game the Lions will bring an 0-8 record into the district contest and Denison, like last year, is 1-7. Greenville’s losing streak is now at 28 games.

Last year’s game featured 786 yards of total offense along with 28 penalties for 260 yards. Greenville led 7-0, 14-7 and 17-14 but the Yellow Jackets outscored the Lions 21-10 in the second half.

  It’ll be a homecoming of sorts for Greenville’s head coach Marvin Sedberry, who as defensive coordinator, helped Denison win the Class 4A state football championship in 1984. Sedberry last coached at Denison in 1985 before becoming a head coach at Wilmer-Hutchins, Beaumont Central, Greenville, Dallas Carter, Greenville, Bryan and then Greenville again.

  Despite the 1-7 record, Sedberry said the Yellow Jackets have a good team.

  “Got some talent,” he said. “They’re struggling just to get things done. They put points on your   offensively.”

  The Yellow Jackets are averaging 23 points per game on offense. They racked up 299 total yards in last week’s 50-33 loss to Wylie, including 133 rushing and 166 passing. Running back Denard Whitfield ran for 79 yards and a touchdown on 12 carries. Quarterback Clifton Hines was 14-of-24 passing for 166 yards and two touchdowns and also rushed for rushed for 54 yards and two scores on 18 carries.

  Quamie Bush caught both of Denison’s touchdown passes though Whitfield was the team’s leading receiver with six catches for 53 yards.

  Denison’s only victory this season was 34-21 over Royse City.

  After dropping their first two games by scores of 45-9 to Frisco Centennial and 18-6 to Paris, Denison has lost 26-15 to Frisco Liberty, 57-36 to Wylie East, 42-21 to Sherman and 54-30 to Lucas Lovejoy.

  Greenville dropped its last game 31-6 to McKinney North on Friday night in Greenville after getting outgained 381-240. The Lions lost five turnovers, including four interceptions.

  “I think for whatever reason we just didn’t play well,” said Sedberry. “I think McKinney North was probably better than their record showed.”

  Greenville’s only points were on a 24-yard touchdown pass from Marquist Davis, who was 7-of-19 passing for 67 yards, to Eric Quiroz. Davis also rushed for 73 yards on 17 carries, boosting his season total to 486 yards on 114 carries. Davis is 40-of-87 passing this season for 388 yards and three touchdowns.

  Tyler Matthews ranks second in rushing with 257 yards on 65 carries after gaining 92 yards on 19 carries last week.

  Quiroz leads the Lion receivers with nine catches for 116 yards and two TDs.


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