09/21/08 — Kinston too much for Rams

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Kinston too much for Rams

By News-Argus Staff
Published in Sports on September 21, 2008 7:09 AM

SNOW HILL -- Kinston overcame 14 penalties and three turnovers to defeat Greene Central 28-7 on Friday night.

The Rams were plagued by their own miscues, fumbling inside the Kinston 35-yard line twice in the third quarter.

Greene Central (1-3 overall) coughed the ball up five times before the night was over and was held to 203 yards of offense. The Rams' only score of the ballgame came on Marquis Graham's 6-yard touchdown run in the second quarter.

"Kinston is a pretty athletic team, they're pretty good," said Greene Central head coach Ken Grantham. "They did have some turnovers and they did capitalize on some things, too. Overall, I was very pleased with the way our kids played too.

"Their quarterback made some plays on third and fourth down. Offensively, I thought we played real well in the first half. I think we've gotten better each week."

Life doesn't get much easier for the Rams next week as they travel to defending 1-AA state champion and No. 1-ranked James Kenan.

"That's the thing we're constantly reminding our kids that in the non-conference the key is to stay focused on what we do to get us better for the conference schedule," said Grantham. "We're going back to work on Monday and we're going to keep getting better at what we're doing. When we get in the conference, we'll weather that storm and be OK."