Greene Central eases past Kinston
By Andrew Stevens
Published in Sports on September 16, 2007 2:21 AM
KINSTON -- Greene Central notched two first-quarter touchdowns and cruised past Kinston 25-16 on Friday evening.
Tyrell Lane accounted for the Rams' first touchdown, a 1-yard run with less than three minutes remaining in the period. Quarterback William Brown hooked up with Curtis Braswell for a 23-yard strike with 40 seconds to go.
The teams traded touchdowns within a 25-second span in the second period.
After Kinston pulled within 16-8, Braswell returned the ensuing kickoff 80 yards for a touchdown. The Rams, of the Class 2-A Eastern Plains Conference, led 22-8 at halftime.
The Vikings, again, climbed within a touchdown in the fourth quarter. Michael Thompson's 42-yard romp closed the gap to 22-16. But Greene Central's Abel Real booted a decisive 28-yard field goal with three-plus minutes remaining in regulation.
Officials halted the game with 2:50 to go due to threatening weather in the area.
Brownfinished 10-for-21 passing for 144 yards and added another 44 yards on the ground. Jesse Creech led the Rams defense with eight tackles and a fumble recovery. Manny Moye added seven tackles, and Brooks Best had a pair of interceptions.
Greene Central (4-1 overall) hosts undefeated James Kenan next week.
Greene Central 16 6 0 3 -- 25
Kinston 0 8 0 8 -- 16
GC -- Lane 1 run (run good), 2:58
GC -- Braswell 23 pass from Brown (Sanders kick), 0:40
KHS -- Thompson 11 run (run good), 7:37
GC -- Braswell 80 kickoff return (run failed), 7:12
KHS -- Thompson 42 run (run good), 10:50
GC -- Real 28 field goal, 3:16
First downs 10 6
Rushes-yds 30-83 34-153
Passing yds 144 57
Total yds 227 210
C-A-I 10-21-0 5-13-2
Fumbles-lost 5-1 4-2
Punts-avg. 7-41 5-45
Penalties-yds 7-85 5-45
RUSHING -- Greene Central -- Will Brown 16-44; Tyrell Lane 8-18, TD; Fred Edwards 5-19.
PASSING -- Greene Central -- Will Brown 10-21-0 144, TD.
RECEIVING -- Greene Central -- Curtis Braswell 5-88, TD; Danny Moye 4-33; Jamar Branch 1-23.
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