GREENVILLE — The Greenville Yellow Jackets jumped out to a big lead on Thursday night and this time had no trouble putting on the finishing touches to a second victory.
The Yellow Jackets rolled up 468 yards of offense and intercepted two passes as they defeated Muskegon Mona Shores 59-14 in the final home opener at Black Field.
“We asked them to have a fast start and we did. We played real well at the beginning of the game,” Greenville coach Dave Moore said. “It was tough conditions. It was real hot out here tonight and I thought it was great to see a big start like that.”
Greenville took things easy during the pregame warmup. They let loose during the game.
Chris Mickey scored on a 48-yard run on the Yellow Jackets first possession to open the scoring. Miguel Nieto capped a two play drive with a 37-yard run on their second possession for a 14-0 lead less than four minutes into the game.
“Our line is doing a great job. Where our line goes we go and that’s football,” Moore said. “We’ve been executing well. We are just clicking right now.”
The Yellow Jackets fumbled twice in the first half with the first fumble giving the Sailors some momentum.
Mona Shores scored late in the first quarter on a 12-yard catch by senior Aaron Doriot to make the score 14-7.
“That’s one thing we talked about at halftime,” Moore said of the fumbles. “Ball security is so important. You just can’t let it out of your grasp.”
Greenville quickly grabbed momentum back with 24 second quarter points. Nieto and Mickey each added another score. Kyle Trowbridge broke off a 30-yard touchdown run and replacement kicker Mitchell Shaw nailed a 28-yard field goal (8-for-8 on extra points).