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Tigers topple Trojans


The Greenville Standard

#6 Tyland Simpson intercepts a CHHS ball in the third quarter. Greenville would go on to win the competition 42-17. (Scottie Brown | The Standard)


In a high-energy win, the Greenville High School Tigers gave the Charles Henderson Trojans of Pike County their third straight loss. The Tigers maintained its undefeated standing in its region in the 42-17 win. Tigers head coach John McLendon said the team had consistently worked from week-to-week to get to be the well-oiled machine the team is now.

“I see a team that’s gotten better each week,” McLendon said. “We face Beauregard next and they are another extremely athletic and well-coached team, so we’re going to have to come back and be ready and go back to work and understand that. It’s going to continue to get tougher from here on out.”

Throughout the matchup the Tigers maintained control of the ball and pushed the Trojans to turn the ball over, and two crucial second half interception from helped the Tigers continue to maintain ball-control and go on to win the game.

McLendon said the team as a whole had worked together to garner the crucial win for the Tigers as Charles Henderson had not made the win easy.

“Charles Henderson is always a big game,” McLendon said. “It’s one of those games that you circle on the calendar. It puts us 4-0 in the region. Big thing is we just we wanted to come out and play hard and our kids did that. They played extremely hard and I’m just real proud.”

The Tigers will host Beauregard this week, and McLendon said the team would look to continue what it was doing to maintain its success against the Beauregard Hornets. Beauregard is currently 3-3 for the season and 2-1 in the region.

“We push getting better every day at practice,” McLendon said. “We push it every day to put in that energy and effort needed. Those are things that we can control and that’s where we’ll put our focus.”

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