Bulldogs move on; Greenfield closes up
Posted: Wednesday, October 31, 2012 12:00 pm
The regular season came to a close on Friday for the Gleason and Greenfield football teams with one moving on to the playoffs and another packing up for the year.
Gleason will keep playing on in the state playoffs after traveling to Bruceton and coming out with a 40-0 win.
Greenfield fell on hard times against playoff-bound Trenton Peabody at home on Friday by a score of 42-3. The young Yellowjackets were never able to get anything going against the highly talented Golden Tide.
Gleason 40, Bruceton 0
Gleason will be playing at home one more time this season after shutting out Bruceton on Friday night.
The win secures a home playoff game in the first round for the second consecutive year for the Bulldogs and gives them the No. 4 seed in Quad 4 of the Class 1A state playoffs. The Bulldogs will be facing Halls, a team they are already familiar with and have beaten this year in Week 3 by a score of 27-6.
“They are a big, physical football team that plays good defense,” Gleason head coach Noah Lampkins said about his playoff opponent. “They pass the eye test. Early in the year, they beat some teams that were not very good. When we played them, we were fortunate enough to get up on them early and squeeze a victory out.
“They are very athletic, very big and they seem to be playing some very good football right now. I am sure they are anxious to play us.”
The Gleason head coach said his team looked kind of sloppy at times against Bruceton on Friday night. He said his team looked good at times executing on offense, and at other times the offense showed the line had some inexperience on it. But the offense was still able to overcome the inexperience and got some big plays.
“We were able to get up on them and stop them,” Lampkins said. “It was 26-0 at halftime, so we felt pretty good about that.”
Ian Legens had two touchdown runs for the Bulldogs from the quarterback position — one for 30 yards and one for 90 yards to begin the fourth quarter on a zone option play. Will Clark had one scoring run and Kyle Williams had one for 45-yards.
“Legens is playing really well right now,” Lampkins said. “He is probably playing his best football right now. He has kind of come into his own.”
Tanner Trevathan had one touchdown pass to Reece Montgomery, his first touchdown reception this year.
Even though Trevathan had a TD pass, he has been struggling some this season and that has Lampkins concerned going into the playoffs.
“Tanner is struggling a little bit right now for us, but I think it is just a confidence issue,” the Gleason head coach said about his quarterback. “He has got to believe in himself and believe in his teammates. He is still our quarterback. We just had to make the switch last night on a couple of things because he got a little nicked up.”
Trenton 42, Greenfield 3
Greenfield’s football season came to a crashing end Friday night by the hands of Trenton.
The Golden Tide jumped all over the Yellowjackets in the first quarter and put 28 points on the board. Stopping the run has been a problem for the ’Jackets all season and it bit them once again against the Tide.
Trenton senior running back Tavarian Barnett burned the ’Jackets on the ground with 138 yards on just three carries. He also scored twice in the first quarter on runs of 45 and 50 yards.
Greenfield’s offense also gave up two touchdowns on turnovers. Ty Fields returned a fumble recovery and interception for touchdowns in the first quarter.
Trenton put up its final two scores in the second quarter on touchdown runs from Braxton Baugus and William Harris. The Yellowjackets were able to avoid the shutout on Zach Grebe’s 42-yard field goal with about five minutes to go in the game.
Greenfield ends its season with a 1-9 record and finished winless in District 13A with a 0-7 mark. The win gives Trenton the district title with a 7-0 record and 7-3 overall. Trenton is the No. 3 seed in Quad 4 of the Class 2A and will play Humboldt.
, the No. 6 seed, on Friday. The winner of that game will play Westwood out of Memphis. Westwood is the No. 2 seed. Published in The WCP 10.30.12