Greenville offensive line earns praise from Coach Bart Schmitz for play in MVL matchup with Sidney. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Wave drops double OT loss to Sidney

Greenville comes up just inches short in 2-point try bringing game to conclusion

GREENVILLE – The Wave dropped a double overtime loss in the Little Brown Jug MVL football matchup 49-48 to the Sidney Yellow Jackets.

“The game was going to end there one way or another,” said Greenville coach, Bart Schmitz. “I learned a lot about this team tonight. These kids fight.”

“We got better this week, we made plays, kids stepped up, kids were going down with cramps, we had a bunch of kids step up and have to play for us tonight,” Schmitz continued. “I am extremely proud of our team. I just wish we could have got that last play but that’s football.”

Greenville used a 5-play 29-yard scoring drive with Evan Manix passing to Brock Short on a 5-yard touchdown pass and an Avery Ernst PAT kick through the uprights to give the Wave a 7-0 lead at 11:54 in the second quarter.

Sidney answered with two second quarter TDs sending the game to the halftime break with the Jackets lead 14-7.

The visitors put together a 65-yard 6-play scoring drive to extend its lead to 21-7 6:37 in the third and made it a 28-7 game at 2:58 showing on the third quarter clock with a 6-play 58-yard scoring drive.

“Previous two weeks we were right there at halftime then the game got away from us and tonight we were in that same situation,” said Schmitz. “We were down by a touchdown at halftime and then all the sudden we’re down 28-7 and just fought back. Some kids took some butt ripping on the sideline when they deserved it and they responded and as the coach that is all I can ever ask for.”

Greenville battled back with a 7-play TD drive taking 1:46 off the game clock with Manix scoring on a 3-yard QB keeper Ernst splitting the uprights to trail 28-14 where the score would stand with three quarters in the book.

Sidney responded with a 5-play 69-yard TD drive to go back up by 21 with a 35-14 advantage with 11:09 remaining in the game.

The Green Wave offense answered with an onside kick, three touchdowns, 2-PAT kicks and a 2-point conversion while the defense was keeping the Yellow Jackets off the board to tie the game at 35-35 sending the game to overtime.

Scoring came from a Manix scramble good for a 25-yard TD, a Manix to Nolan Ellis TD pass, and Short 22-yard TD run and a 2-point pass conversion from Brock to Ellis.

The teams match touchdowns and PAT kicks in the first two 20-yard overtime drives with a 2-yard Short TD and a Manix to Casey Willis 8-yard TD pass.

Greenville chose to go for two on the extra point try only to come up inches short and come up a point short on the scoreboard.

“Evan (Manix) is getting there,” Coach Schmitz stated. “He played a whale of a ballgame tonight as well as everybody else did. I thought our offensive line with what they were doing up front gave him all sorts of time to be able to throw the ball. With everybody keying on Brock at times we had some guys step up. He (Manix) stepped up, Casey Wills stepped up, Jack Evans stepped up so we had a bunch of guys step up and it started up front. I thought our offensive line playing pretty well tonight.”

First Downs: Sidney 22 | Greenville 22

Rushes / Yards (Net): Sidney 39/271 | Greenville 52/322

Passing Yards (Net): Sidney 168 | Greenville 96

Passes – Att/Comp/Int: Sidney 24/13/2 | Greenville 15/10/1

Total Offensive Plays / Yards: Sidney 63/439 | Greenville 67/418

Penalties/Yards: Sidney 7/45 | Greenville 6/32

Possession Time: Sidney 17:46 | Greenville 26:04

Greenville Rushing:

Brock Short: 243-Yards 2-TD

Evan Manix: 38-Yards 2-TD

Ryan Crampton: 35-Yards

Boden Hill: 7-Yards

Greenville Passing:

Evan Manix: 14/10/1 96-Yards 3-TD

Greenville Pass Receiving:

Brock Short: 3/32-Yards 1-TD

Nolan Ellis: 2/30-Yards 1-TD

Jack Royer: 2/25-Yards

Ryan Crampton: 2/1-Yard

Greenville Tackles:

Ryan Crampton: 12

Brock Short: 8

Nathan Shaffer: 7

Jack Royer: 5

Evan Manix throws for one of three touchdowns in double overtime game with the Yellow Jackets. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Brock Short leads all rushers with 243-yards on the ground and 2-TDs. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville defense makes a big stop in MVL home game with the Sidney Yellow Jackets. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Ryan Crampton gains ground for the Wave in MVL matchup with Sidney. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Avery Ernst makes good on a PAT kick out of the hold of Evan Manix. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser

Gaylen Blosser / Publisher

Gaylen Blosser is a sports enthusiast and has covered high school sports for nearly 20 years in Southwest Ohio. Gaylen has been a media sportswriter while most recently serving as Sports Editor for the local newspaper and will now serve as editor of Darke County Now while continuing to cover athletics. Gaylen is an accomplished photographer who has captured thousands of athletes in action over the years and is the recipient of the OHSAA Friends of Athletes Award and OHSAA Respect the Game State Award. Contact Darke County Now Editor Gaylen Blosser at gblosser@darkecountynow.com or 937-459-9547.

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