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November 17, 2013

Greenville Christian School drops playoff game


GREENVILLE —   Greenville Christian School dropped its six-man football playoff game on Saturday, falling 60-14 to the Abilene Christian Panthers.

  Will Martens threw for touchdown of 50 and 40 yards to receivers Andy Henderson and Brandon Nail.

Pretei Lemo converted one of the kicks.

  Abilene Christian, now 9-2, advances to the second round of the Texas Association of Private and Parochial Schools’ Division I playoffs while GCS finishes at 5-6.

  “We played hard against a very physical, large team,” said GCS coach David Wombaker. “We made some mistakes, didn’t block well but competed hard. I am very proud of this team overcoming the adversity that has plagued us this year. We grew as a team, grew as men this season. We fought and played as a team. We learned what it takes to improve and compete. Praise God for GCS and the athletic program.”

  Wombaker praised the leadership of seniors Will Martens, Andy Henderson, Luke Johnson, Tristan Wooten and Brady Bowers “throughout the season.”

Waco Methodist 52,

Greenville Phoenix 12

  WACO — No. 1 seed Waco Methodist ended Greenville Phoenix’s six-man football season, handing the Firebirds a 52-12 playoff loss on Friday.

  Antwan Blakely led the Firebirds with 120 yards rushing on 20 carries, including a 4-yard touchdown run.

  Blakely also threw a 19-yard touchdown pass to Alfred Osornio.

  Blakley also registered seven tackles on defense, blocked a conversion kick and forced a fumble.

  Marcus Thomas and Jay Arsenio both finished with seven tackles for the Firebirds and Alfredo Osornio had five tackles.

  Waco Methodist stayed undefeated at 10-0.

  Phoenix finished at 6-5.

  “Although we didn’t reach our ultimate goal we still consider this a successful season,” said Phoenix coach Rich Gant. “The kids grew a great deal and we’re looking forward to next year.”

Farmersville 35,

Pilot Point 27

  MCKINNEY — Farmersville (7-4) picked up its first football playoff win in three years on Friday in a 35-27 victory over Pilot Point (7-4) in a Class 2A Division I bi-district contest at Ron Poe Stadium.

  The victory avenged a previous 28-14 loss to the Bearcats back in 2000 in the 2A Division I regional quarterfinals.

  Farmersville advances to area and next week will face the winner of the Dangerfield-Eustace game.

  The Farmers were up 21-14 at halftime on touchdowns from Andrew Simons (33- and 43-yard runs) and Caleb Twyford (42-yard pass from Cole Anderson). Erik Patino converted on all three extra point attempts.

  At the break, Farmersville had 226 total yards on eight first downs.

  Pilot Point had 143 on seven first downs and a pair of interceptions.

  Farmersville finished off the win with 470 yards in 16 first downs.

  Top gainers were Simons (117), Anderson (268) and Twyford (132).

  The defense gave up 496 total yards, but picked off four passes and forced a fumble.

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      Last year Greenville senior Dartannon Wilson took advantage of the home court with 34 points to lead all scorers at the first annual Chicken Express all-star basketball game.
      Wilson helped the North to a 114-85 victory over the South in a fast-paced boys game. Wilson, who was 15-of-20 from the field including a couple of dunks, also pulled down 12 rebounds and handed out four assists to secure most valuable player honors.

      The second annual event is set for 7:30 p.m. on Saturday night at Greenville High School. The girls game tips off first, with the boys event to follow.


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