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November 9, 2012

Greenville Lions to end 2012 season at home tonight


GREENVILLE —   Greenville’s Lions will say goodbye to 23 seniors and to the 2012 football season as they entertain the 7-2 Sherman Bearcats tonight.

  The Lion seniors and their parents will be introduced at about 7 p.m. at T.A. “Cotton” Ford Stadium. The kickoff is at 7:30.

  Sherman, which is tied with Wylie East for second place in District 13-4A, has already locked up a playoff berth with its 5-1 record.

  The 0-9 Lions are still looking for their first victory in three seasons. Their last victory was 34-28 over Rockwall in the 2009 season finale when they finished 6-4.

  Greenville lost its last game by a 28-16 margin last week in Denison. Denison outgained the Lions 376-282 in total yardage.

  “I thought the kids gave good effort,” said Lions coach Marvin Sedberry. “They played hard.”

  Greenville quarterback Marquist Davis rushed for 76 yards and one touchdown on 22 carries and was 9-of-18 passing for 89 yards, including a 12-yard touchdown pass to Eric Quiroz.

  Davis is 49-of-105 passing this season for 477 yards and four touchdowns and has rushed for a team-high 562 yards and two scores on 136 carries.

  Tyler Matthews ran for a team-best 93 yards on 10 carries last week, upping his season total to 350 yards and one TD on 75 carries.

  Wide receiver Eric Quiroz scored on a 12-yard pass from Davis and now leads the Lion receivers with 12 catches for 165 yards and three TDs.

  Michael Hernandez has 10 catches for 78 yards and Eric Hughes has caught nine for 95 yards.

Sherman features one of the top passing offenses in the Metroplex, averaging 358.9 yards per game. Sherman’s senior quarterback Dru Smith has thrown for 3,176 yards and 34 touchdowns with only four interceptions.

  “He’s a good passer,” said Sedberry. “He manages the game well. He makes good decisions.”

  Smith is 176-of-254 passing and has run for 221 yards on 53 carries. Smith was 22-of-27 passing for 318 yards and four touchdowns during the Bearcats’ 45-35 victory over Wylie last week.

  Senior wide receiver J.T. Luper leads the Bearcats receivers with 63 catches for 1,173 yards. Joseph Harvey is next with 40 catches for 866 yards, while Tre Mask has 30 catches for 421 yards and Jaquay Pugh has 30 catches for 394 yards.

  Mask is also Sherman’s top rusher with 1,017 yards on 142 carries.

  Sherman’s offensive line features starters at 6-5, 305; 6-4, 290; 6-3, 330; and 6-3, 290.

  “I thought Denison was big,” said Sedberry. “They’re bigger than Denison.”

Sherman’s averaging 43.4 points per game but is allowing an average of 34.8 points.

  “They’re very athletic defensively,” said Sedberry. “They’ve got a nose tackle that weighs 305. They’ve got the best linebacker (Kahlee Woods) we’ve seen.”


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