Astros lose first to Rams 28-13


By Nathan Pilling - npilling@civitasmedia.com



East Clinton’s Brian Barnes caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Erik Moore Friday night. The Astros were defeated by Greeneview 28-13.


Chuck Boggs | News Journal

JAMESTOWN – Outside of two plays, Greeneview largely held East Clinton in check, rumbling to a 28-13 win on rainy Friday night.

The Rams victory came in large part thanks to its methodical running attack and the efforts of quarterback Collin Matt and running back Logan Test, who split the game’s scoring at two rushing touchdowns apiece.

The Astros struggled to move the ball in the first half and went into the locker room facing a 14-0 deficit, having gained just 23 total yards. Despite their struggles, the Astros weren’t out of things for long once the action resumed in the second half.

After the Rams shanked a punt, the Astros benefited from great field position and scored off a 26-yard, fourth-down conversion pass from quarterback Erik Moore to receiver Brian Barnes. Game on.

The Rams responded with a kickoff return from lineman Tommy Smith and popped into the end zone on a Matt touchdown 11 plays later to restore the two-score lead.

Greeneview would score again on another Matt touchdown on its next drive to stretch the lead to 28-7.

East Clinton threatened to make things interesting late on a 70-yard catch-and-run by J.T. McCarren, but that was as far as the Astros would make it in their comeback efforts on the evening.

Matt finished the night with the two touchdowns and 165 yards rushing.

SUMMARY

Sept 11, 2015

@Greeneview High School

Greeneview 28 East Clinton 13

GV 7.7.7.7…..28

EC 0.0.7.6…..13

First quarter

G – Logan Test 15 run, Bryce Wilson kick

Second quarter

G – Test 10 run, Wilson kick

Third quarter

E – Brian Barnes 26 pass from Erik Moore, Cameron Conner kick

G – Collin Matt 6 run, Wilson kick

Fourth quarter

G – Matt 5 run, Wilson kick

E – J.T. McCarren 70 pass from Moore, Conner kick failed

Records: Greeneview (2-1); East Clinton (2-1)

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East Clinton’s Brian Barnes caught a 26-yard touchdown pass from Erik Moore Friday night. The Astros were defeated by Greeneview 28-13.
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By Nathan Pilling

npilling@civitasmedia.com

Nathan Pilling is a reporter for the Xenia Daily Gazette and Greene County Newspapers. Follow him in Twitter @XDGNatePilling

Nathan Pilling is a reporter for the Xenia Daily Gazette and Greene County Newspapers. Follow him in Twitter @XDGNatePilling