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September 30, 2012

Royse City turns back Greenville Lions


ROYSE CITY —   A defensive stop on fourth and one helped the Royse City Bulldogs claim a 21-10 victory over the Greenville Lions in a District 13-4A football opener on Friday night.

Leading only 14-10 with 2:44 remaining, the Bulldogs stopped Greenville running back Chance   Hamilton about a foot and a half short of the first down on a carry from the Bulldog 44.

Royse City then added an insurance touchdown with 1:20 left after the Lions were flagged three times for unsportsmanlike conduct. Samuell Rushing’s 8-yard touchdown run sealed the Bulldogs’ first victory of the season against three losses. The Lions dropped to 0-4 for the season with their 24th straight loss.

  Royse City took the lead for good by driving 70 yards in eight plays, capped by Michael Webb’s 12-yard run on an inside reverse with 5:29 remaining.

  Royse City wound up with a narrow 252-247 advantage in total yards as Bulldog quarterback Jackson Watts went 4-of-7 passing for 35 yards and ran for 24 yards on 10 carries. Webb caught all four passes and rushed for 44 yards on six carries.

  Marquist Davis went 13-of-19 passing for 87 yards for Greenville and led the Lions with 69 yards rushing on 13 carries. Jamar Clark added 46 yards on 14 carries and Tyler Matthews ran for 42 yards on six rushes.

GCS 48,

Campbell 0

  Greenville Christian School celebrated homecoming with a 48-0 six-man football blanking of the Campbell Indians on Saturday.

  GCS rolled up 246 yards of total offense in barely more than a half of action and did not give up a first down on defense as they earned their first win in 2012 and snapped a 13-game losing streak.

  GCS quarterback Will Martens completed all three of his passes for 61 yards and three touchdowns.   His scoring throws covered five yards to Tristan Wooten, seven yards to Luke Johnson and 49 yards to David Chandler. Martens also returned a punt 34 yards for a touchdown.

Chandler rushed for 64 yards on five carries, scoring on a pair of 10-yard runs.

  Andy Henderson, who was celebrating a birthday, scored on a 42-yard run on the first play from scrimmage in the second half to end the game early via the 45-point mercy rule. Henderson finished with 49 yards on just three carries.

GCS also recorded a safety on defense when Michael Lutz tackled a Campbell ball carrier in the end zone.

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