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Football Strikes Early and Often; Opens 6-0

Football Strikes Early and Often; Opens 6-0

JACKSONVILLE, Ill. -- The football team used four touchdowns from quarterback Brendan Chambers to race out to an early lead and top MacMurray 55-30 on Saturday.

The Panthers scored touchdowns on seven of their first eight possessions in pushing MacMurray's deficit to 49-3 midway through the third quarter.  MacMurray scored four of the last five touchdowns to tighten a game that was never in question.

Greenville rushed for six of its eight touchdowns, recorded one touchdown passing, and returned an interception for a score.

Chambers crossed the end zone for three of Greenville's touchdowns.  Zibeon Washington, Jacob Stull, and Carson Guzman posted one touchdown each.  Shawn McKnight connected with Chambers for a 27 yard touchdown reception, and Anthony Everett returned an interception 50 yards for a touchdown.

Stull was the Panthers leading rusher with 135 yards on 20 carries.  Chambers added 116 rushing yards and 75 passing yards.

In addition to Everett's interception return, the Panther defense was led by Robert Deering with eight and a half tackles.  The defense added 10 tackles for a loss, including quarterback sacks by Lincoln Johnson and La'Roy Ruffin.

With the win, Greenville improved their perfect record to 6-0 (5-0 UMAC) and extended the nation's second-longest winning to 13 games.  Only defending national champion Mount Union in Ohio has a longer consecutive game winning streak.  In addition, it is the first time that a Greenville College football team has ever opened with a 6-0 record.

This story was published on October 12, 2013

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