HARLEM - Greene County dominated the second half of its game with Harlem, coasting to a 40-12 victory over the Bulldogs on Friday night.
The visiting Tigers, leading by only two points at halftime, scored three touchdowns and rushed for 151 yards in the third quarter alone, to blow open a close game.
Greene County coach Larry Milligan credited his team's second-half turnaround to aggressiveness and hard play, and playing virtually error-free football.
"We made a lot of mistakes in the first half, which you can't do against an option team," said Milligan.
His team's adjustment stifled the Bulldogs offense, pressuring quarterback Tim Camp and took advantage of poor ball handling on Harlem's part. Harlem fumbled six times in the game, losing two, while open receivers dropped several passes to add to the trouble.
Harlem Coach Jimmy Lewis attributed his team's second-half problems to fatigue.
The Tigers "just blew our linebackers away in the second half," he said.
Despite the final score, Harlem looked impressive early. The Dogs scored on the game's fourth play when Camp scored from 42 yards out, running around the right side, and then putting stutter-step fake on a final defender. Harlem marched all the way to the Tiger nine yard line on their next possession, only to have a tipped pass intercepted in the end zone by Camiel Miller.
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