Green Forest senior high opens 2011 season away from home

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

PARIS -- For the third-consecutive year, the Green Forest Tigers traveled to Paris to play football.

The Tigers were upended by Paris, 35-7.

The Tigers had a rough start throughout the first half giving up all 35 points.

"They (Paris) did an outstanding job up front," head coach Jay Martin said. "We have to do a better job at keeping our shoulders square."

Once again, the poor tackling was solely attributed to the lopsided 35-0 score at the half.

However, throughout the second half, the tackling, as well as the overall defense, began to unify.

"We tackled better and we worked together," Martin said. "We played the way that we're capable of playing."

The offense was led by senior halfback Brian Badley.

The senior rushed for 73 yards on 17 carries, including one 16-yard touchdown.

The defense was led by senior middle linebacker, Ramsey Walker.

"He (Walker) consistently finds ways to get to the ball," Martin said.

Walker finished the night with four solo tackles and assisted on 13 others.

Eleazar Castillo also contributed one solo tackle, assisted on five others and forced one fumble.

Offense will be the focus of this week's practices.

"Every week we have to improve," Martin said.

Quarterback Treyton Anderson had a tough night behind center, attempting only nine passes and completing none. Anderson also threw one interception.

The pad level work this week in practice should help Anderson's passing game.

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