Defense shines in Pee-Wee loss to Evergreen Jaguars

Published 6:51 pm Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Despite falling 26-0, the Greenville Pee-Wees had a strong defensive effort against the Evergreen Jaguars on Saturday.

The Jaguars scored 19 points in the first half, but the Tigers came out on a mission in the second half.

“I couldn’t be more proud of how we played in the second half,” said coach Adam Simmons. “That was the most physical game we’ve played on defense this year. We came out and dominated them, but it was too late for the scoreboard.”

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Jaquan Lewis had three interceptions in the game and Rashad Crenshaw also added a pick.

Dearius Mitchell, Malik Maye, Shawn Thompson and Winston Sims all played a good game along the defensive line.

“Coach Andre Mitchell talked to them at halftime, and I owe a lot of credit to him. He did a great job,” Simmons said. “But overall, the credit goes to the whole defense.”