Green gets first winning season since #039;90

Published 12:00 am Sunday, October 30, 2005

FRANKLIN FURNACE - When the Green Bobcats last enjoyed a winning season, some of the team's players weren't even born.

But with the help on nine seniors, the Bobcats program enjoyed a rebirth Friday as they belted the Harts (W.Va.) Lions 48-16 to register the school's first winning season since 1990.

&#8220It's very satisfying, especially since the seniors get to experience a season like this after their hard work,” Green coach Kevin Sheridan said. &#8220They've been around for the tough times. It's nice for them and their families to enjoy this kind of season.”

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Sheridan praised the efforts of seniors Mark Castro, Andy Avery, Derek Lewis, Ryan Klaiber, John Dawson, John Bowen, Brad DeHart, Dustin Williams and Chuck Lewis.

&#8220They played a big part in it. They were very coachable, and without their hard work this wouldn't have been possible,” Sheridan said.

Green, 6-4, jumped out to a 14-0 first quarter lead and never looked back.

Castro ran 2 yards for a touchdown and kicked the extra point to make it 7-0. Lewis then hooked up with Williams on a 70-yard scoring strike that extended the lead with just 30 seconds on the clock.

The Bobcats other fullback, Andy Avery, ran 4 yards for a touchdown as the lead went to 21-0 midway through the second quarter.

Jonathan Butler had a 9-yard touchdown run

with 3:43 left on the clock and it was 28-0.

The Lions (5-4) got on the scoreboard just before the half on a 5-yard pass from Aaron Bailey to Rickey Thomas. Bailey threw to Joe Browning for the conversion and it was 28-8 at the break.

Castro and Avery had short touchdown runs in the third quarter as Green's lead grew to 42-8.

Stacey Moore had a 3-yard TD run with 2:11 to play that capped the Green scoring.

Harts completed the scoring when Rhett Dingess returned the ensuing kickoff 60 yards for a touchdown.

Castro went over 1,000 yards for the season as he ran 23 times for 157 yards. The Bobcats had 353 yards on the ground and 118 passing as Lewis completed 3 of 4 attempts. Williams had two catches for 97 yards and a score.

Defensively, Green limited the Lions to 142 total yards and just 49 rushing.



First Quarter

Gr – Mark Castro 2 run (Mark Castro kick) 2:31

Gr – Dustin Williams 70 pass from Derek Lewis (Mark Castro kick) 0:30

Second Quarter

Gr – Andy Avery 4 run (Mark Castro kick) 6:58

Gr – Jonathan Butler 9 run (Mark Castro kick) 3:43

Ha – Rickey Thomas 5 pass from Aaron Bailey (Joe Browning pass from Aaron Bailey) 0:46

Third Quarter

Gr – Mark Castro 1 run (kick failed) 9:55

Gr – Andy Avery 3 run (Jonathan Butler pass from Derek Lewis) 4:21

Fourth Quarter

Gr – Stacey Moore 3 run (run failed) 2:11

Ha – Rhett Dingess 60 kickoff return (Steve Workman run) 2:00



First downs623


Passing yards93118

Total yards142471






Individual Leaders

RUSHING – Harts: Joe Browning 4-16, Aaron Bailey 2-15, Josh Spry 1-6, Ryan Vance 3-9, Chris Workman 3-3; Green: Mark Castro 23-157, Andy Avery 11-51, Jonathan Butler 9-51, Corey Dyer 7-53, Derek Lewis 2-minus 6, Matt Clark 1-20, Stacey Moore 8-27.

PASSING – Harts: Aaron Bailey 10-24-1 93; Green: Derek Lewis 3-4-1 118.

RECEIVING – Harts: Rickey Thomas 3-30, Chris Workman 1-15, Rhett Dingess 1-15, Joe Browning 2-15, Anthony Dalton 1-4, Clifford Bryant 1-3, Steven Workman 1-11; Green: Dustin Williams 2-97, Jonathan Butler 1-21.