Greenville Plays Well In Homecoming Game With Fairborn

Young Greenville team continues to show improvement in two point loss to Fairborn Skyhawks

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Greenville sophomore Gabe Rammel scores on a 9 yard touchdown run to give the Wave an early 6-0 lead over Fairbron. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The young Green Wave had its best offensive performance of the season falling to Fairborn 20-18 on Homecoming night in Greenville.

“It’s probably the best we’ve looked offensively all year,” said Greenville coach, Bart Schmitz. “We showed some fight tonight that we haven’t seen in a while so I am really proud of them for that.”

Jack Royer (1) and Gabe Rammel (2) make a big first half stop for Greenville in Homecoming game with Fairborn. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Green Wave defense held the Skyhawks scoreless in the first half while jumping out to a 10-0 first-half lead in MVL varsity football action with the visiting Fairborn Skyhawks.

Greenville sophomore Wyatt Thacker nails a 22-yard field goal out of the hold of Evan Manix. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville took advantage of a Gabe Rammel 9-yard touchdown run at 8:43 in the opening quarter and Wyatt Thacker added a 22-yard field goal with 9:17 on the second quarter clock to close out first-half scoring.

Cody Sagraves rolls out for a Greenville pass in home game with Fairborn. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We had a chance to have them down big early,” Schmitz stated. “They just couldn’t put that final nail in them and that’s what happens when you give teams a chance to hang around – but we played hard.”

Fairborn answered with three Jay Kidd unanswered second-half touchdown runs of 9 yards, 53 yards, and a 48-yarder to lead 20-10 at 1:42 in the fourth quarter.

Evan Manix scores on 2 point conversion run following his 76 yard touchdown run. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville’s Evan Manix raced 76 yards for the final touchdown of the night and made good on the 2-point conversion run for a final score of 20-18.

Greenville won the battle of first down 18-9 and total net yards 307-289. Fairborn accounted for 267 rushing yards while the Wave was good for 237 yards on the ground. Greenville had 70 yards through the air, Fairborn 22 passing yards.

Jack Royer gains 18 yards on pass from Cody Sagraves. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Gabe Rammel had 180 yards rushing on 31 carries and Cody Sagraves had 57 yards on 12 carries. Jack Royer had 3-pass receptions for 40 yards; Evan Manix 2 for 18 yards and John Barr 2 catches for 12 yards.

Jack Royer led Greenville with 8 tackles; Trey Bryant and Nathan Shaffer each accounted for 7 tackles.