Will G-C’s grounded offense get airborne against Lebanon?
No one will mistake Greenfield-Central’s offense for the pass-happy systems of Oklahoma State or the Green Bay Packers.
However, of the 409 yards the Cougars gained in their 40-7 Week 1 victory over New Castle last Friday, only six came of the passing variety.
Senior quarterback Derek Conley was 2-of-11 for six yards and an interception.
Coach Roger Dodson was unconcerned after watching the New Castle film, noting that some of Conley’s passes weren’t off-target and that the execution was there. He didn’t anticipate devoting more attention to the passing game during practice this week.
“We were off just a bit,” said the seventh-year G-C coach. “It wasn’t like we were throwing to the wrong person.”
The discrepancy between the blue-and-gold’s ground game — which churned out 403 yards against the Trojans last week — and aerial attack wasn’t too wide in 2011. The Cougars averaged 154 yards rushing and 93 yards in the air per game last season.
Nevertheless, Greenfield-Central would do well to employ a more balanced assault Friday against Lebanon, who is coming off 42-20 home triumph against Mooresville. It was the Tigers’ first win over the Pioneers since 2009.