Butler County#039;s biggest game in 12 years
It was a thing of shear beauty. Greenville's 21-14 overtime win Friday night over the Pleasant Grove Spartans could not have been scripted any better.
Greenville and Pleasant Grove, two offensive powerhouses, both failed to score in the first quarter and then both scored with their offensive weapons in the second quarter to tie the game at the half.
Both team's scored again in the second half, with the Spartans scoring with just minutes remaining in the game, and then the Tigers dominated overtime for the second round win.
The Tigers showed they belong in the playoffs, but it only gets bigger this week.
Here is this week's pick:
Greenville vs. UMS-Wright
If playing in a region with Eufaula, Charles Henderson and Valley isn't tough enough, the Greenville Tigers have had the almost impossible task of playing Demopolis and Pleasant Grove in the first two rounds of the playoffs, but the Tigers haven't faltered.
Greenville has shown a lot of poise against such tough opponents, but this week's opponent may be the toughest.
If the Tigers can keep the defensive intensity up and continue playing sound offense, the Tiger crowd will make a huge difference.
If you don't believe me, ask Pleasant Grove…
Greenville 27, UMS-Wright 26.
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Austin Phillips is The Greenville Advocate sports editor.
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