It was far from enjoyable, but Roger Dodson and the rest of the Greenfield-Central coaching staff reviewed the tape from Week 3’s 60-7 home loss to 3A No. 3 Delta.
“You’ve got to look at it and evaluate it,” said Dodson, the team’s head coach said. “There are things you need to correct, and sometimes it’s not the easiest thing in the world to do. We’ve already done it and moved on.”
Friday’s struggle was epitomized at two key junctures for the Cougars.
Down 14-0 midway through the second quarter, G-C had turnovers on consecutive possession that led to Eagle touchdowns.
Then, to begin the second half, the Cougars had a blocked punt returned for a score, followed by a fumble and an interception — both of which gave way to TDs.
The blue and gold finished with six turnovers.
“We gave them the ball. They’re a very good football team and we gave up some big plays,” Dodson said. “You play good teams and turning the ball over gets you in trouble.”
The task won’t get any easier for Greenfield when it hits the road Friday and faces 3A No. 12 Yorktown (3-0), which is coming off a stunning 49-25 away victory at then-4A No. 5 Mt. Vernon.