Greenville rolls past Satsuma

Published 11:37 pm Friday, September 7, 2012

Greenville High School rolled to a 49-6 win over Satsuma High School Friday night.

“We scored a lot of points and we made a lot of mistakes,” second-year head coach Earnest Hill said. “We took advantage of what they did wrong. We just have to keep getting better. I’m not worried about other teams. As long as we continue to get better, we should be OK.”

The first score of the night came when Greenville wide receiver Kent Riley took a 50-yard pass to the end zone giving Greenville an early lead.

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Satsuma fumbled the following kickoff allowing Greenville to score on another drive.

“I think we ended up with about eight take aways and we took advantage of those,” Hill said. “We kept our eyes on their mistakes and the score was 26-0 at halftime.”

Hill was pleased with the play of Riley, who is transitioning from quarterback to wide receiver. He also credited the play of first-year quarterback Harper Vinson.

“Brian Smith had a good game along with Cornelius Ball and Jaquest Posey who also had a great game,” Hill said. “They made a lot of tackles on defense. Jermaine Jones ran the football well also, along with Jerome Watkins who ran the football really hard.”

Hill said both the offense and the defense “stepped up” on Friday, but there is still a lot of work to be done to prepare for the next week’s game against the state’s No. 3 team, Jackson High School.

“We have our hands full, and we have to have a good week of play,” Hill said. “Overall, I thought we did a good job, but we still had a long way to go. We still made too many mistakes.”

Greenville will face off against Jackson at home on Friday. Kick off is set for 7 p.m.