The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Sports

October 6, 2013

Lovejoy cruises past Greenville Lions, 48-7

HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL ROUNDUP

(Continued)

GREENVILLE — Detroit 27,

Celeste 20

  DETROIT — The Celeste Blue Devils lost Friday night’s game to the Detroit Eagles in overtime, 27–20.

  Celeste dropped to 3-3 for the season, the same record for the victors. 

  The first quarter went scoreless and the Blue Devils had marched the ball to the Eagles 34-yard line when the Eagles defensive back picked off a Blue Devils pass and ran it back 66 yards for an Eagle touchdown. The Eagles attempted a PAT but the ball missed to the right. 

  On the ensuing kickoff the Blue Devils kick receiver Jace Pallan ran back the kick 80 yards for a touchdown. Kicker Nathan Butcher converted the PAT to put the Blue Devils up by one.

  The Blue Devils defense held the Eagles to a three and out and scored on their next possession with a quarterback keeper in which Marco Santos reversed the field and ran in a 19-yard touchdown.       Butcher’s kick was true bringing the score to Celeste 14, Detroit 6. That score would remain to the half.

In the third quarter the Blue Devils drove the ball deep into Eagle territory but fumbled at the Detroit 29-yard line. The Eagles recovered the fumble and drove the ball 71 yards on eight plays, scoring a touchdown with a 3-yard quarterback keeper. The Eagles tied it up 14-14 with a two-point conversion pass.

  On the next possession the Blue Devils drove the ball 65 yards to the Eagle 10-yard line and attempted to kick a 27-yard field goal but Butcher’s kick fell short.

With six minutes left in the fourth quarter the Eagles pinned the Devils deep with an unreturned punt inside the Celeste 20-yard line. The Eagles held and forced the Blue Devils to punt.The punt was blocked and the Eagles pulled ahead to 20–14 on a touchdown run by their quarterback.

  With just over two minutes left on the clock the Blue Devils rallied back with a touchdown of their own on a 10-play, 63-yard drive. Celeste needed the extra point to win but a bobbled snap and hold caused the kick to fly right. The game would go into overtime tied at 20.

  Detroit scored a touchdown and extra point on its possession but the Blue Devils failed to convert on a fourth and goal.

Text Only
Sports
  • 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.
     

    July 25, 2014

  • Oliver Hale three medals.jpg 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.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Colby Carthel 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.

    July 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Carver.jpg 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.

    July 12, 2014 2 Photos

  • LeBron_James_18112009_1.jpg LeBron: I'm heading back to Cleveland

    Before anyone ever cared where I would play basketball, I was a kid from Northeast Ohio.

    July 11, 2014 1 Photo

  • 0000066_official_dixie_softball_patch_300.jpg 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.

    July 10, 2014 1 Photo

  • Campbell Lady Indians listen 1.jpg 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.

    July 8, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jason Burton.JPG 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.

    July 5, 2014 1 Photo

  • 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.

    July 1, 2014

  • Kevin Bowers chip 1.jpg 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.

    June 24, 2014 8 Photos

House Ads
Featured Ads
Poll

Does Dallas head coach Jason Garrett need for the Cowboys to make the playoffs during the 2014 football season to keep his job?

Yes
No
Who knows with Jerry Jones as owner?
     View Results
Facebook
AP Video
Raw: Japanese Soldiers Storm Beach in Exercises Raw: Weapons Fire Hits UN School in Gaza Raw: Rocket Launches Into Space With Cargo Ship Broken Water Main Floods UCLA Two Women Narrowly Avoid Being Hit by Train In Virginia, the Rise of a New Space Coast New Sanctions on Key Sectors of Russian Economy Crayola Announces Family Attraction in Orlando US Ready to Slap New Sanctions on Russia Kerry: Not Worried About Israeli Criticism Boater Rescued From Edge of Kentucky Dam Girl Struck by Plane on Florida Beach Dies Rodents Rampant in Gardens Around Louvre House to Vote on Slimmed-down Bill for Border Looming Demand Could Undercut Flight Safety Raw: 2 Shells Hit Fuel Tank at Gaza Power Plant Raw: Massive Explosions From Airstrikes in Gaza Giant Ketchup Bottle Water Tower Up for Sale Easier Nuclear Construction Promises Fall Short Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide
Real Estate News