(Atlantic) Brent Riley fired four touchdowns passes to lead Greene County past Atlantic 26-0 in a Class 2A District 9 football game at Atlantic on Friday night.
Riley was 22-41 passing for 227-yards. The Rams piled up 349-yards of offense. Greene County’s defense was solid from start to finish holding the Trojans to 138-yards of total offense. Tyler Moen was 2-2 throwing the football for 80-yards. Moen also carried the ball 26-times for 75-yards. Nile Petersen led the Trojan receivers with three catches for 75-yards.
Greene County set the tone early scoring on consecutive possessions to start the game. Brent Riley guided the Rams on a seven-play 40-yard drive. The senior quarterback connected with Nick Breon on a six-yard touchdown pass to put the visitors up 7-0 following the extra point. The Rams held the Trojans on their first possession and proceeded to march 65-yards in thirteen plays and chewed up nearly four minutes off the clock. Riley capped the drive with a 14-yard touchdown strike to Jaxon Warnke. The point after failed, and the Rams held a 13-0 lead after one-quarter. The visitors found the end zone one more time before the break on Riley’s 15-yard touchdown pass to Cael Morton. Fisher kicked the ball through the uprights and Greene County held a 20-0 lead at the half.
The only score in the second half came with 7:14 left to play in the third quarter when Riley fired a 39-yard touchdown pass to Jaxon Warnke to push the score to 26-0. Atlantic posted their only threat on their ensuing possession. The home team mounted an 11-play 70-yard drive. The big play in the series was Moen’s 48-yard pass to Tide End Nile Petersen. But the Trojans hopes of erasing the goose egg on the scored ended when Colby Kafer intercepted Garrett McLarens pass in the end zone.
The Greene County defense held the Trojans to just five first downs and forced four turnovers.
Atlantic, (2-5), hosts Shenandoah next Friday night. (7-0) Greene County is at home against Red Oak.