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Greenwood handles Siloam Springs 55-14 in 6A West Conference Action

The question on social media all week was “Who is going to start for Greenwood”, that question was answered quickly and effectively Friday night against the Panthers. Sophomore QB Kane Archer went down in the 2nd quarter against Mountain Home and Cooper Goodwin came in a closed out the night. On to Friday.

Cooper Goodwin got the nod early on the first drive, with L.J. Robins providing highlights early. Goodwin would find Junior Grant Karnes for the Touchdown on the first drive. Penalties on Siloam Springs first drive would get them to midfield. A wildly thrown deep pass was intercepted by Landon Nelms and gave the ball back to the Bulldogs. On the first play Brayedan Davis would take it 39 yards to put the Dogs close to scoring position again. Cooper Goodwin would be relived by Junior Scott Holland. Holland would find L.J. Robins for the Touchdown putting the Bulldogs up 14-0 after the Jack Edwards snap, Blaze McDaniel hold, and Body Steinfeldt kick. Siloam would punt on their next possesion. Brayedan Davis would catch a screen pass from Holland and take it in for the touchdown. Steinfeldt’s kick would make it 21-0 in the first quarter. Siloam would run out the rest of the 1st quarter clock.

The Panthers would drive down the field, a penalty negated a Cash Archer sack moving Siloam even closer to getting within scoring position. Senior Riley White sacked the quarterback bringing up 4th down and setting up a 27 yard Field Goal attempt. Cash Archer would get through and get enough hands on the ball to block it. On the Next drive Scott Holland would be intercepted and returned for a Touchdown. The Panther kick was good making it 21-7 in the 2nd quarter. Greenwood responded quickly with Davis taking it 36 yards for the touchdown. 28-7 Bulldogs. A Fumble by Siloam gave the ball back to Greenwood. The Bulldogs would stall out on their next possession. The Panthers would punt on their next possession, then Greenwood would run out the clock on the half.

Starting the 2nd half, Siloam would be pinned back deep in their own territory and could not get the ball to move and punted. Brayedan Davis would get the call again and take it in from 25 yards out for the Greenwood score. Body Steinfeldt’s kick was good making it 35-7 Greenwood. The Panthers would play keep away for nearly the whole third quarter with a drive that started on their own 15 and ended with a Touchdown. It was only the 2nd touchdown given up by the defense in 3 games. Greenwood would respond in another Brayedan Davis touchdown, making it 42-14 in the 3rd quarter. Braden Skaggs intercepted the Siloam pass taking it in for a touchdown, a penalty on the play would negate the score but put the Dogs in possession on the Siloam 31 yard line ending the 3rd quarter.

Three plays into the 4th quarter, Scott Holland would find Junior classmate Grant Karnes for the 29 yard touchdown pass. A bobbled snap ended with a tackle for a loss leaving the score 48-14. Another fumble recovery by Greenwood gave the Dogs the ball on the Panther 36 yard line. Two plays later, Wesley Raggio would take it 31 yards for the touchdown. Steinfledt’s kick was good 55-14. Another Siloam fumble off of a high snap recovered by Junior Deleon had the Bulldogs poised to run out the clock in the 4th quarter.

“We get spoiled around here I think, you score 55 points, we don’t punt, the defense gives up one touchdown, it was a pretty good night.” Head Coach Chris Young said talking to the Greenwood Sports Center. “We came out with a 3rd string quarterback, I thought Scott [Holland], did a great job he practiced this week for the first time all year at quarterback. He played the JV game Monday night threw for 4 touchdowns, and then came out here tonight and threw 3 touchdowns.”

Speaking on Brayedan Davis’ 245 rushing yard performance “He’s a dude, he earned a lot of those yards himself after contact. You go back I can guarantee he had 100 yards after contact.”

Greenwood faces Van Buren next Friday at 7pm at Blakemore Field.

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