Slow start, turnovers plague Crusaders in trip to Melbourne

November 03, 20181st2nd3rd4thFinal
North Greenville00707
Florida Tech20107037
Scoring
1st Quarter
FITFG12:16T. Schaneville 37 Yd
FITFG11:12T. Schaneville 42 Yd
FITTD02:54Trent Chmelik 1 Yd Run (T. Schaneville kick)
FITTD01:27Romell Guerrier 14 Yd Pass From Trent Chmelik (T. Schaneville kick)
2nd Quarter
FITTD07:34Romell Guerrier 57 Yd Pass From Trent Chmelik (T. Schaneville kick)
FITFG00:16T. Schaneville 27 Yd
3rd Quarter
NGUTD09:34E. Humphrey 1 Yd Run (W. Lawson kick)
FITTD00:08Terrance Bynum 11 Yd Pass From Trent Chmelik (T. Schaneville kick)
Stats at a GlanceNGUFIT
1st Downs1422
3rd Down Conversions1-94-14
4th Down Conversions1-12-2
Passing (Comp-Att)110 (12-30) 178 (13-18)
Rushing (Att)101 (28) 178 (53)
Total Yards211356
Penalties11-1057-55
Turnovers51
Fumbles Lost10
Interceptions41
Possession21:1538:45
Slow start, turnovers plague Crusaders in trip to Melbourne
Saturday, November 3, 2018
Slow start, turnovers plague Crusaders in trip to Melbourne

Melbourne, FL – North Greenville football dropped its third straight contest on Saturday after Florida Tech sent the Crusaders home with a 37 – 7 loss.

The Basics

  • Score: Crusaders – 7 | Panthers – 37
  • Records: North Greenville 4 – 5 [3 – 4] | Florida Tech 7 - 3 [4 - 3]
  • Location: Panther Stadium [Melbourne, Florida]

How it Happened

  • North Greenville’s first two plays from scrimmage resulted in a pair of turnovers as the Panthers picked up a Dashonnell Wright fumble and then picked off a Donnie Baker pass.
  • The two possession changes resulted in just six points as NGU’s defense was able to limit the damage.
  • NGU turned the ball over three times in the first quarter which resulted in 13 – points for the Panthers. Tech added another touchdown after a North Greenville punt to make it 20 – 0 at the start of the second quarter.
  • Florida Tech added two more scores in the second including a third field goal and a touchdown to make it 30 – 0 at halftime.
  • North Greenville’s first drive of the second half looked promising as Baker led the Crusaders 41 – yards on eight plays. EJ Humphrey capped the drive with a one-yard run leaving 9:34 on the clock.
  • North Greenville’s defense kept the FIT offense in check for most of the second half. The Panthers added a score late in the third frame but were held scoreless in the final 19 – minutes.
  • NGU’s offense was unable to take advantage of its second half opportunities save the third quarter touchdown.
  • NGU finished the game with five turnovers and punted on four of its six second-half drives. The Crusaders scored and threw an interception on the other two drives.

Inside the North Greenville Box Score

  • Donnie Baker led the NGU offense and finished 12 of 30 with 110 – yards through the air.
  • EJ Humphrey led the Crusaders with 64 – yards on the ground with a touchdown on 16 – carries.
  • Christian Bruce was NGU’s leading receiver with 39 – yards on three receptions. Demajiay Rooks had five catches for 36 – yards.
  • Zeke Stringer put together a career day on defense, racking up nine tackles including a career-high five for a loss with three sacks, also a career high.
  • Devon Turman had six tackles including three backfield stops while Brandon Burger led the team with 12 total tackles.
  • Johnny Worthy accounted for NGU’s only turnover, picking off a Florida Tech pass in the fourth frame.

Inside the FIT Box Score

  • Trent Chmelik finished with a game-high 178 – yards passing and was 13 of 18 with three touchdowns and an interception.
  • Antwuan Haynes had 88 – yards on 22 – carries while Chmelik added a rushing touchdown.
  • Romell Guerrier led all pass catchers with 86 – yards on four receptions with two scores.

Next Time Out

  • North Greenville wraps up the 2018 regular season next weekend with a 6 PM kickoff with North Alabama.