GMS slips past Luverne

Published 8:19 am Monday, August 29, 2011

Greenville Middle School opened its 2011 campaign with an 8-6 victory against Luverne Tuesday night.

“It was a very physical game,” first-year head coach Daniel Ingram said. “Luverne was ready to play.”

Luverne staked claim to an early lead by intercepting a Greenville pass and returning it 83 yards for a touchdown.

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Greenville defense stopped the extra point.

“Our defense pitched a shutout,” Ingram said.

The Greenville offense made up for the early miscue with a touchdown run by Dequarius Peterson to knot the game at 6-all.

Greenville took the lead when Barrett Bush connected with Timmy McCall for the two-point conversion.

“Bush had two interceptions on the day, but his completion on the two-point conversion was the difference maker,” Ingram said.

Greenville prepped for its season opener by winning three games at a preseason jamboree hosted by Wetumpka.

The Tigers defeated Wetumpka’s 7th grade team 12-0.

Peterson and Bush each rushed for a touchdown in the win.

Greenville edged Dauphin Middle School 8-7 thanks to a two-point conversion pass from Bush to McCall following a Peterson scoring run.

The Tigers topped Marbury 14-6. Peterson and Bush also rushed for a touchdown in that win.

Greenville will take a week off before jumping back into action against Wetumpka on Sept. 8.