Greenland too much for Jr. Tigers

Friday, October 13, 2017

After each team scored on its opening drive of the game, Green Forest coach Ryan Whetham thought Thursday's junior high home football game against Greenland was going to be more competitive than it was.

"We started off really good," Whetham said. "We took the ball down and drove it in. Barrett Phillips got the touchdown. The line blocked really well. The backs blocked really well. And then they came right back and scored. We thought it was going to be a real battle."

Greenland went on to win 28-6. Whetham said it was another week where the Tigers were unable to get anything going offensively.

"They stopped us a couple times, or we turned the ball over on downs," Whetham said. "We had to punt it away. They were attacking us hard and we just didn't have a counter-attack on them to stay caught up."

Whetham was proud of the effort his team showed, but he hopes the Tigers are able to find a way to get over the hump and get a conference victory.

"I told them not to give up on yourselves and not to give up on your teammates," Whetham said. "We are trying to get better for senior high and hopefully be a pretty darn good football team."

The Tigers host Marshall on Thursday and Whetham said it would be great to see his team get a victory.

"I don't really care about winning and losing, but as long as you give the effort that your team deserves, then I will be OK with the outcome," Whetham said. "It would be a big confidence booster for us, though, if we could get a win this week."

Kickoff is scheduled for 5:30 p.m.

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