Greene Central rallies in 4th quarter
By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on August 26, 2007 2:18 AM
WILSON -- Greene Central took advantage of a late Wilson Beddingfield fumble to defeat the Bruins 22-18 in non-conference action on Friday night.
It took two fourth-quarter touchdowns for the Rams to move to 2-0 on the season.
Trailing 18-16 late in the fourth quarter, Greene Central quarterback William Brown had his pass intercepted by Jumal Rolle. The Bruins took possession inside the Rams 15-yard line as they looked to seal the win.
On the first play of the drive, the Bruins fumbled giving the Rams new life.
Behind the running of sophomore running back Aaron Harper and some strong throws by Brown, Greene Central marched 84 yards in the final minutes. Harper finished off the drive with a 5-yard run into the end zone for the game-winning score.
Harper finished the day with 128 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.
Harper had gotten Greene Central on the scoreboard in the second quarter when he scampered in from 4-yards out to make it 7-6 Rams.
Kicker Abel Real converted a 28-yard field goal at the halftime horn to give the Rams a four-point advantage.
Two third-quarter scores by the Bruins gave them the 18-10 lead heading into the final quarter.
In the fourth quarter, the Rams got the help of a pass interference call on the Bruins to keep a drive alive. Brown then converted on fourth down with a 9-yard pass to set up Tyrell Lane who ran into the end zone from 8-yards out.
The score pulled Greene Central to within 18-16, setting the stage for the Rams late heroics.
Greene Central 0 10 0 12 -- 22
Beddingfield 6 0 12 0 -- 18
WB -- Price 4 run (kick failed) 7:14
GC -- Harper 4 run (Real kick) 9:29
GC -- Real 28 FG, 0:00
WB -- Price 4 run (Kick failed) 8:55
WB -- Rolle 13 pass from Eddie (run failed) 4:33
GC -- Lane 8 run (run failed) 7:33
GC -- Harper 5 run (pass failed) 0:41
First Downs 18 16
Rushes-yds 34-211 32-119
Yards passing 118 87
A-C-I 28-10-2 22-7-0
Fumbles-Lost 3-1 4-2
Punts-avg. 3-21.7 3-18.7
Penalties-Yards 10-125 14-130
RUSHING -- Greene Central -- Aaron Harper 20-128, 2 TD; William Brown 10-63; Tyrell Lane 3-14, TD; Fred Edwards 1-6.
PASSING -- Greene Central -- William Brown 10-28-2, 118.
RECEIVING -- Greene Central -- Jamar Branch 5-48; Tyrell Lane 3-50; Brooks Best 1-10; Danny Moye 1-10.
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