Notre Dame v. Greenway

Notre Dame remains perfect; wins region crown with win over Greenway

Recap

Notre Dame got off on the right foot with a Patrick Foley return that gave Notre Dame the ball at Greenway's 26 yard line to start the game.

Greenway's defense held tough, forced a 4th and 6 situation that ND went for and missed. Turnover on downs. Greenway punted the ball away and after moving the ball behind the legs of RB Falabi Solanke and the arm of QB Shane Wolfe, the Saints found themselves in scoring range again. They faced another 4th and 6 play, this time they converted when Wolfe hit Joe Forester in the back of the endzone. Score 7-0 Notre Dame after the PAT.

Greenway went for some trickery, attempting a halfback pass, but this was picked off by Taylor Malenfant. ND got the ball at the 50 and went right to work. Foley went off tackle for 43 yards and punched it in a play later from 7 yards out to go up 13-0 as the snap on the PAT was bad.

Malenfant picked off another Greg Walton pass but this time ND could not get any points out of it, punting the ball away. Greenway QB Greg Walton kept the ball at raced for a 10 yard gain. He then found Corbin Jones for another first down and the Demons were in field goal range. Kicker Juan Cuervo put Greenway on the baord with a 43 yard field goal. Score 13-3 early in the 2nd.

DB Ryan Harper got Greenway right back in the game with a 40 yard intercpetion return for a score. And just like that, it was 13-10.

Notre Dame added a score with just seconds left in the half when Wolfe hit Forester for their second score of the night. Score at half was 20-10 in favor of Notre Dame Prep.

Greenway got right back in the game on their first possession of the 2nd half. Walton ran for a 20 yard gain and then hit Harper across the middle for a 30 yard pickup. RB Marshall Galbraith scampered for another 21 yards that put Greenway inside the 10. Two plays later, Jones plunged in from 2 yards out to make it 20-17.

But this was as close as Greenway would get. Notre Dame got scores from Andrew Stutz and Andy Wilder to put the game away in the 4th quarter. The score was 34-17 before ND added a late TD.

Final Notre Dame 40  Greenway 17

Bottomline

Greenway is scrappy but Notre Dame had more game breakers. The Demons also had no answer for Patrick Foley's speed outside. Greenway will be a tough team to face come playoff time. Notre Dame won their region with this win and capped off a perfect regular season.

Game Balls

Taylor Malenfant and Patrick Foley for Notre Dame. Malenfant for his 2 INTs and Foley for his big gains on the outside. He easily topped the 10 yard mark. 

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