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Football explodes for 63 points in win

Football explodes for 63 points in win

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GREENVILLE, Ill. – The football team kept their undefeated conference record alive as they took a 63-44 win over MacMurray on Saturday.  Greenville’s Nathan Callaway ran 31 times for 151 yards and six touchdowns.

The Panthers scored the first two touchdowns of the day as Jordan Mixon ran for a 27 yard score and Callaway had a two yard touchdown run.

Following a MacMurray field goal that cut the score to 13-3, Greenville answered with a 46 yard touchdown reception by Cory Moore to bring the Panther lead to 19-3 at the end of the first quarter.

MacMurray quickly answered in the second quarter with a touchdown, but Greenville came back with a two yard touchdown run by Callaway and a Samuel Northey five yard reception from Eric Northey to push Greenville’s advantage to 35-10.

Two MacMurray touchdowns cut the lead to 35-24, and the Panthers and Highlanders traded touchdowns at the end of the second quarter to make it a 41-31 game in Greenville’s favor at halftime.  Callaway scored his third touchdown of the game as the Panthers final points of the first half.

Three more Callaway touchdowns brought Greenville’s lead to 63-31  before MacMurray posted two touchdowns in the fourth quarter.

Eric Northey produced 139 rushing yards on 19 carries and passed for 149 yards and two touchdowns on 7-of-12 passing.

Samuel Northey totaled 81 rushing yards.

John Dudley caught two passes for 67 yards.

On the defensive side of the ball, Greenville got nine tackles from Joey Silva which included a sack and three other tackles for a loss.

Jake Mennemeier hauled in an interception, and Jonathan Uperesa had a fumble recovery.

The Panthers (4-1, 4-0 UMAC) host Crown on Saturday at 1 p.m.

This story was published on October 04, 2014

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