Stopping Jake Martin is the task of every Forest Hills Northern opponent. After five weeks, the Greenville Yellow Jackets were the latest in trying to find a successful way. Martin, a senior quarterback, rushed for 209 yards, passed for 176 yards and accounted for all eight of the Huskies’ touchdowns, five of them on the ground, in a 62-22 win against Greenville at home Friday night.
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Playing from the east side of Greenville’s volleyball court is a good thing. Unfortunately, the host Yellow Jackets only played two of five games from the east side. That meant the Forest Hills Northern Huskies were on the winning side of an extremely competitive five-set match on Tuesday.
he Greenville Yellow Jackets tennis team put up a good effort despite missing two key components. Playing without their No. 2 singles and No. 1 doubles players (sickness), the Yellow Jackets dropped an O-K Bronze matchup 5-3 at home against the Northview Wildcats on Monday.
A high scoring game was expected between two talented offensive teams. Both the Greenville Yellow Jackets and Comstock Park Panthers entered Friday’s game averaging 39 points per game. Unfortunately for the Yellow Jackets, the expected offensive explosion was one-sided.
Kyle Smith was the difference. The Greenville Yellow Jackets scored seven goals, but it was the play of Smith in goal who keyed a 7-3 home victory over the Tri County Vikings on Thursday. In all, Smith made 16 saves for the Yellow Jackets including a penalty kick save on goal-scoring machine Dylan Matulis late in the second half.
Last week, Kenowa Hills rebounded from an opening season loss to win in week two at the expense of the Greenville Yellow Jackets. This week, the Yellow Jackets will be looking for the same type of bounce back win at the expense of the Comstock Park Panthers. The Panthers (2-0) defeated Wyoming last week 30-22 and will host the Yellow Jackets (1-1), which lost at home 49-26 to the Knights. Greenville topped Belding 52-29 in week one.
Kenowa Hills is big and physical along the offensive line. Ryan Doyle was the beneficiary of that size. The Knights senior rushed for 359 of Kenowa’s 449 rushing yards in a 49-26 victory over the Greenville Yellow Jackets at Legacy Field on Thursday night.
Greenville’s boys soccer players didn’t let a little thing like a one-hour delay bother them. The Yellow Jackets waited out the delay, then came out firing and mercied the Lakeview Wildcats 9-1 Monday night.
Big and physical are just a couple of words to describe the Greenville Yellow Jackets offensive line. Throw in an uptempo offense and the Yellow Jackets provide quick scoring capability and the ability to wear down an opponent, especially, when that opponent is young and lacking depth.
The Greenville Yellow Jackets girls cross country team will begin the season in just a few days. Even though the team returns five runners from last year’s squad, the Yellow Jackets will be a small team.