Black tops White in intra-squad game

Published 8:25 am Friday, May 11, 2012

Greenville Middle School quarterback Daniel Gaston tossed three touchdown passes to lead the Black to a 22-6 win over the White in an intra-squad scrimmage Tuesday night at Tiger Stadium.

Two of Gaston’s three touchdown tosses came in the game’s final quarter to help his squad score a come-from-behind victory.

The White took an early lead when Mike Alford broke free for a long scoring run in the game’s opening quarter.

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It was short lived, however, as Gaston connected with Bryan Hill to knot the game at 6-all later in the quarter.

Gaston then found Dedric Owens and Timberland Likely in the fourth quarter to give the Black the lead. Ken Adams and Hill added the two-point conversions to help seal the win.

Second-year head coach Daniel Ingram was pleased with the performances of both squads.

“We learned a lot about our players,” he said. “As always, once you get the pads on things change drastically. I was really pleased with what I saw though.”

Ingram said his team had a productive spring.

“We were able to keep more kids this year (because of the donation of equipment) and with that comes a lot of inexperience,” Ingram said. “That being said, I think we had a very productive spring. I think we are well ahead of where we were at this time last season. Dearius Mitchell, Justice Joyner, Brandon White and Monk Bradley have been very impressive this spring.”

Ingram said the Tigers will take two weeks off and then begin summer workouts.