Football sends out seniors with 49-21 win over UMM

Courtesy of Dana Fitch
Courtesy of Dana Fitch

GREENVILLE, Ill. -- The football program saw their offense clicking on all cyclinders as they took Saturday's senior day contest with Minnesota-Morris by a 49-21 final score.  Before the game, the Panthers recognized seniors Isaac Akers, Tywon Bender, Bryson Davis, Steven Davis, Colton Faure, Daniel Findley, Derek Greifzu, and Jonny Pruiett.

Greenville found themselves needing to work out of a two touchdown hole as they fell behind 14-0 in the first quarter.

Gregoire Franchomme connected with George Harris for an 80 yard touchdown pass which saw him catch a perfectly placed ball and streak down Greenville's sideline.

In the second quarter, Franchomme caught two more touchdown passes, one for 35 yards and the other for 13.

Greifzu closed the scoring in the half with a 24 yard touchdown reception.

Minnesota-Morris cut Greenville's lead to 28-21 with a touchdown early in the third quarter, but Pruiett capped two Greenville scoring drives with touchdowns to push the lead back to 21.

Franchomme got a fourth and final touchdown on a 16 yard pass in the fourth quarter.

Harris finished the game with by completing 12-of-22 passes, including five touchdowns and two interceptions.

Franchomme caught four passes for 144 yards, all of which went for TD's.

Pruiett was a workhorse with 38 carries for 217 yards and two touchdowns.

Kicker Bradley Stubbs went a perfect 7-for-7 in PAT's, ending the season by converting 14 straight extra point attempts.

Gavin Jordan led the defense with seven tackles, including an assist on a quarterback sack.

Faure posted two and a half quarterback sacks among his four tackles.

Brock Bullar, Herman Esquivel, and Daniel Findley gained fumble recoveries, and Ransom Cochrane grabbed an interception that he returned for 10 yards.

The Panthers (4-6, 4-5 UMAC) concluded their season with a two-game improvement on the previous season's record.