On Senior Night, senior running back Sean Stephens produced a memorable performance as he rushed 29 times for 272 yards and 2 touchdowns to help Forney pick up a victory vs. Greenville by a count of 49-39.
With the victory, Forney improves to 3-6 overall and 3-4 in District 8-5A play. Greenville falls to 2-6 overall and 1-6 in District action.
Forney played a perfect brand of football in the first quarter as they built a 28-0 lead. Forney scored touchdowns on drives that covered 60, 80, 51, and 23 yards in the first quarter of this game. The touchdowns on these drives came respectively on a 22-yard pass from Campbell Anderson to Zavion Water, a 9-yard run by Colton Donlay, a 15-yard run by Sean Stephens, and a 23-yard run by Sean Stephens as well.
It should be noted that the last of these touchdown drives for Forney in the first quarter—the one that covered 23 yards, was set up by an interception return from Tyler Jones. Also, Forney’s special teams’ unit got involved in the first quarter action as well by recovering their own onside kick which set up the drive that covered 51 yards.
In the 2nd quarter, Forney sort of lost their offensive rhythm, and Greenville took advantage of this as they started to fight their back into the game. The Lions had a touchdown march in the 2nd quarter that lasted for 15 plays and covered 87 yards. The TD at the end of this drive was registered by Miles Denson on a 1-yard run. So, now the score was 28-7 in favor of Forney.
Then, after a Forney fumble, Greenville began to move the football again. Ultimately, this drive would stall at the Rabbits’ 22-yard line. From there, Max Flores booted through a 39-yard field goal to make the score 28-10 for Forney.
At half time, Forney led 28-10.
Then, late in the 3rd quarter, Greenville inched a bit closer as they produced another touchdown drive. This drive was capped off when Nick Mapps scored on a 9-yard run. After this TD, the PAT kick was no good which left the score at 28-16.
On Forney’s next drive, they marched into field goal position. But on the field goal attempt, Greenville roughed up the Forney kicker which gave the Rabbits a huge first down. From there, Forney found the end zone again. The TD came on a 9-yard run by Campbell Anderson. After Matthew Huffman’s PAT, Forney led 35-16.
Greenville answered back with a TD drive that was finished off by Miles Denson on a 2-yard run. After this TD, Greenville went for the 2-point conversion attempt and they were successful. So, now the score stood at 35-24.
Then, Forney responded with a big touchdown drive. This drive covered 75 yards and it was capped off in style when Jaylin Phillips scored on a 3- yard run. The score now stood at 42-24 in favor of Forney. A key play on this drive was a 46-yard run by Sean Stephens.
A short time later. Greenville would stay in the game when one of their linebackers Dartaveon Wilkerson recovered a Forney fumble and returned it some 57 yards for a TD. After this TD, Greenville was successful on another 2- point conversion attempt which made the score 42-32.
Forney would put together one final touchdown drive which ultimately would put this game in the win column for the home team. The TD came on a 1-yard run by Austin Ream.
Greenville would score the final points of this wild game on a 7-yard TD run by Brandon Stephens.
Final Score: Forney 49 Greenville 39
1st 2nd 3rd 4th Total
Forney 28 0 7 14 49
Greenville 0 10 6 23 39
Forney: 22-yard TD pass from Campbell Anderson to Zavion Waters (Matthew Huffman PAT Good)
Forney: 9-yard TD Run by Colton Donlay (Matthew Huffman PAT Good)
Forney: 15-yard TD Run by Sean Stephens (Matthew Huffman PAT Good)
Forney: 23-yard TD Run by Sean Stephens (Matthew Huffman PAT Good)
Greenville: 1-yard run by Miles Denson (PAT Good)
Greenville: 39-yard field goa by Max Flores
Greenville: 9-yard TD Run by Nick Mapps (PAT NO Good)
Forney: 9-yard TD Run by Campbell Anderson (Matthew Huffman PAT Good)
Greenville: 2-yard TD Run by Miles Denson (2-point conversion attempt Good)
Forney: 3-yard TD Run by Jaylin Phillips (Matthew Huffman PAT Good)
Greenville: 57-yard Fumbled Return for a TD by Dartaveon Wilkerson (2-point conversion attempt Good)
Forney: 1-yard TD Run by Austin Ream (Matthew Huffman PAT Good)
Greenville: 7-yard TD Run by Brandon Stephens (PAT Good)
1st Downs 21 24
Rushing 47-373 43-222
Passing 69 170
Total 442 392
Punts 2-38.5 3-26
Penalties 6-83 7-56
Turnovers 3 1
Rushing: Forney: Sean Stephens 29 carries for 272 yards and 2 TD’s. Greenville: Miles Denson 10 carries for 90 yards and 2 TD’s.
Passing: Forney: Campbell Anderson 5 of 12 for 69 yards and 1 TD. Greenville: Brandon Stephens 11 of 19 for 159 yards.
Receiving: Forney: Zavion Waters 1 reception for 22 yards and 1 TD and Tyler Jones 2 receptions for 38 yards. Greenville: Miles Denson 6 receptions for 97 yards.
Current District 8-5A Standings (As of November2, 2018)
Sulphur Springs 5-2
Royse City 4-3
Forney High School 3-4
North Forney 2-5
Friday’s Results (11/2/2018)
Forney High School 49 Greenville 39
Royse City 37 North Forney 20
Ennis 28 Corsicana 7
Kaufman 30 Sulphur Springs 21