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.
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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.
The focus for the Greenville Yellow Jackets has officially turned toward next week’s season opening football game against rival Belding. That was the message from coach Dave Moore following a four team scrimmage at Legacy Field on Wednesday, which pitted the Yellow Jackets against East Lansing, Muskegon Mona Shores and Jenison.
The Detroit Lions took to the field to open its preseason football schedule at Ford Field on Thursday. Also taking the field, prior to the Lions 23-3 win over the Jets, was Greenville 7-year-old Nathan Larson.
Central Michigan and Toledo have already extended scholarship offers. More are expected to come. It’s safe to say, Greenville junior Keegan Cossou is one of the best high school football prospects in the class of 2017.