Brock Short scampers for a 55-yard touchdown run in MVL football game with Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Wave drops MVL game to Stebbins

Greenville's Brock Short leads all rushers with 260-yards and 3-touchdowns in MVL matchup with Stebbins

GREENVILLE – The Stebbins Indians took advantage of three Greenville turnover to down Wave 42-21 in MVL action behind the quarterbacking of Division I Akron University Zips signee Adrian Norton.

“The kids work hard and they do everything that we ask them to do but we can’t turn the ball over three times and expect to win very many football games,” said Greenville coach, Bart Schmitz. “I thought we improved from the week before but in some aspects we just have to figure out a way to win.”

Stebbins took a 7-0 lead on a 5-play 35-yard drive at 8:25 the first quarter with Greenville responding with a 4-play 70-yard 1:40 time of possession drive capped off with a 55-yard Brock Short touchdown run and a Avery Ernst PAT kick through the uprights with 6:45 showing on the first quarter clock knotting the score at 7-7.

The Indians regained the lead at 9:20 in the second and with the PAT pass incomplete led 13-7.

Greenville answered with a 3-play 41-yard TD drive with Brock scoring from 7-yards out to give the Green Wave a 14-13 lead with Ernst’s kick splitting the uprights.

The visitors took advantage of a 16-play drive chewing up 7:20 on the first half clock to take a 21-14 lead to the break with a 2-point pass conversion good.

Stebbins put 21-points on the second half board while Greenville was good for one TD by way of a 5-yard Short touchdown run. With Ernst hitting the PAT kick Greenville trailed 35-21. Stebbins scored a final TD with 3:08 remaining in the game to earn MVL win.

“All you can do is keep working,” Schmitz stated. “The kids work hard and they get after it. They’re good kids.”

“I want them to win so bad,” continued Schmitz. “We’re going to come together and get a game plan for next week and give it everything we’ve got and see if we can get one against Sydney next week,”

Stebbins rushed for 400-yards on 50-carries, Greenville had 293-yards on the ground on 38-carries. Stebbins passed for 106-yards (10/5/1) and the Wave threw for 49-yards (8/5/2).

Short led Greenville with 260-rushing yards and 3-TDs on 23-carries and Damir Newberry paced Stebbins with 178-yards on 20 carries and a TD.

Norton passed for 3-Stebbins TDs completing 5-passes on 10-attempts good for 106-yards and rushed for 151-yards on 19-carries and 2-rushing touchdowns.

Ryan Crampton led Greenville with 11-tackles, Short 6, Cody Sagraves 6, and Brian Staley 4-tackels.

Ryan Crampton picks up yards for the Green Wave in Friday night home game with the Stebbins Indians. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville defensive line gets set in game with Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville head varsity football coach, Bart Schmitz watches the Wave from the sideline in matchup with Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Avery Ernst hits one of his three extra points in MVL game at Harmon Field vs Stebbins. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville quarterback Evan Manix completes a pass in game with Stebbins. (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 or 937-459-9547.

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