Greenville Tigers undefeated at 3-0
Published 12:00 am Sunday, September 17, 2006
For the first time in 11 years, the Greenville Tigers are undefeated at 3-0 following Friday night's 34-7 win over region foe Rehobeth.
Quarterback Casey Weston was 11-of-20 for 84 yards and rushed 12 times for 66 yards and a touchdown while riunning back Brandon Cheatham rushed eight times for 80 yards.
Sophomore Alex Phifer rushed three times for 11 yards and three touchdowns while Mikwese Claybourne had one spectacular touchdown catch for 22 yards.
Freshmand Ryan Smith was 2-of-3 passing for 30 yards and threw his first varsity touchdown.
For the third week in a row, the Greenville defense held its opponent to under 100 yards rushing, giving up only 80 total yards.
“We came out flat in the first half,” Greenville head coach Bryant Vincent said. “We couldn't get into a rhythm and we challenged them at halftime and they responded.”
Vincent credited the defensive play of Kelcius Pate, Akeva Owens, Michael Johnson, Jamontay Pilson, Lamarcus Moorer and William Thomas for their outstanding effort.
“Kelcius Pate played like a champ tonight,” Vincent said.
Although Vincent said he did not like the play and intensity of his team during the first half, the second half was much different.
“The second half was as good a half as you could ask for on both offense and defense,” Vincent said.
While Vincent is excited his team is undefeated and sits at 3-0, he still sees room for imporvement.
“It feels good to be 3-0 but I'm still not satisfied because we haven't played up to our potential or a full game yet,” Vincent said.
This week, the Tigers host No. 5 Eufaula in what should be one of the toughest games of the year.
“We're bracing for Hurricane Eufaula,” Vincent said. “They are without a doubt the best team in our region.”
Kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m.